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From chemical engineering to public health: Interview with Professor Wang Qiusen

Planning the / Chang-Chuan Chan (College of Public Health Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene Institute)

Interview / Yi-Ping Lin (College of Public Health, Institute of Health Policy and Management PhD)

1960 graduated from the Chemical Engineering Department of Wang Qiusen alumni, thirty years dedicated to the study of air pollution control, never stopped. After he left Taiwan for many years, returned to Taiwan to teach, in between 1993 to 1996 served as Head of the Department of Public Health, School of Public Health from 1996 to 1999 served as dean.

Professor Wang Qiusen research topics "aerosols" (Aerosol) is designed with microscopic precision, from the early Coarse and fine particle size to ultrafine particles, along with advances in measurement tools, their concerns aerosols particle size smaller; But he has long been the subject of concern, from air pollution, environmental protection, Taiwan's democracy movement, to public health, vision, concept of university education and so on, but it is broad and macro, and increasingly The more open.

"In fact, from chemical engineering to public health, for me, is a very natural way to do!" Professor Wang Qiusen thinking about his learning process, so the opening.

Research into the field of aerosol

Professor Wang Qiusen in 1954, graduated first in his class Taichung First, there was no choice walks Faculty of Medicine, Department of Chemical Engineering has chosen, the main causes and Professor Wang's father, Mr. Wang Wenyi do tires, open shoes factories, rubber and chemical raw materials research and development are closely related. But after thirty years, halfway around the world, once again returned to Taiwan, Professor Wang has settled on was still in medical school of public health at. "The human personality and interests will determine the trajectory of one's life, see, somewhere its own arrangements, you finally went to medical school!" Professor Wang Lu Kuang Taichung, one of the students smoked MD (Department of Medicine graduating in 1963), once this to Professor Wang said.

Professor Wang Qiusen will enter the field of public health research, the underlying cause, and his background, and has long been concerned with the environment, but the proximate cause is he in 1963 at Kansas State University Chemical Master into Caltech Ph.D. In Fu Lilan Germany (SK Friedlander), chaired by Professor aerosols laboratory research with the rules.

Professor Fu Lilan Germany originally taught at Johns Hopkins University, 1963 go to the California Institute of Technology, is the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Health Engineering (Environmental Health Engineering) Adjunct Professor, Professor Wang Qiusen year because of the mathematical model are interested, and became Professor Fu Lilan Germany PhD student in theoretical particle size distribution theory and cemented the title PhD in 1966.

1960 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not been established, air pollution related research, monitoring and control, part of the U.S. Department of Public Health (Public Health Services), Professor Fu Lilan Germany active in an early investment in the sector of air pollution-related research Committee. In Los Angeles California Institute of Technology in airborne particulate studies, in fact, there is the geographical reasons, because then Los Angeles is America's most serious urban air pollution, "As a resident of Los Angeles, even I are deeply hurt by it ! "Professor Wang Qiusen have allergies such memories.

2001-06-26 22:02:14 by Interloper

A couple points...

First. to get a science teaching credential in california, you have to have a bachelors degree in science, or pass a praxis exam that would be a pretty good stand-in for a bachelor's degree. actually, you have to pass this test anyway to keep your science credential, even if you got it because of your degree.
I have a close friend who has a PhD in theoretical physical chemistry from a top lab at a top university. She is now teaching high school (because she loves working with the kids) and working toward her full credential. She is in the process of taking the Praxis exams for chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and she is sweating those exams

2009-05-01 08:40:56 by --

Since I'm married to an immigrant

And have a daughter in the public school system, we are always comparing the schooling she is getting to the way it is in Minas Gerais state in Brasil. Even though we are in one of the top school districts in our state (Colorado), the education our daughter is getting is far inferior to the one kids are now getting even in relatively poor areas of Brasil.
The education system in Brasil is a no nonsense system with no idea that classes should be fun. Kids in 1st grade their learn multiplication and division, which is typically taught in the 3rd or 4th grade in the States. The same thing is true of every subject; all material is covered earlier

2009-07-22 14:05:18 by college-student

Here's the problem

Doctors/Dentist require good math skills and good chemistry/biology skills. That's too hard for most people.
Engineering requires the above plus crazy math skills. That's too hard for most people.
Attorney is criminal justice and actually, that's an saturated field. There are TONS of people getting criminal justice degrees because it has like 1 year of math (not even calculus) and the rest is easy stuff, just memorizing books. The problem is you need to go to a top law school for it to even matter.
Another good degree is Economics OR Financial (I think that's the degree)

2006-04-16 10:32:23 by tlbrink

No, maybe, yes

TR26 gives consistently good advice (and I do not understand why some people score his posts negatively). However, this time, I want to weigh in on three issues.
1. On the question of whether "one accredited MBA is roughly as good as the other when you're just coming out of school" I would have to disagree in some cases. Especially when one lacks a technical undergrad degree and lacks experience, a newly minted MBA has very little credentials other than the quality of the program. Remember this: the worse the economy, the fewer programs at which corporations recruit. This spring, the economy looks good and most MBAs should have several job offers, but that may not be the case two or three years down the road

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