EAWLC Zoom Dialogue on Technology Generalists — What, Why & How

This week we are going to have an interesting dialogue on Silicon Valley
tycoons,  and how to become or raise a technology generalist.  An engineer
and an educator , also Two thoughtful and caring fathers, will lead the
conversation. Everyone is welcome to join them, and discuss over questions
like below:

*       What is a technology generalist?  What characteristics do we usually
see in
such a person?
*       Are those characteristics innate?  Can they be cultivated?
*       What can we learn from Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates?
*       Why could these tech generalists establish themselves in their
twenties , while most entrepreneurs launched their first startups in their
middle age[1]?
*       What could be missed in our family and school education to foster
technology generalists?
*       What can we do to make up the missing part, and help ourselves
and/or our kids become a generalist?

About the Guest Speakers

Frank Wang is a professional  engineer in Ontario who has worked in areas
of robotics & automation, aerospace engineering, and nuclear engineering.
He obtained his Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto.  He runs a book club for parents who care for personal growth, and advocates for hands-on science and technology activities for youth. A
husband and a father of three kids in Toronto, Frank sees different talents
in each and every child, and accompanies them to do things to their
interest.  He himself enjoys writing poems and essays, among other hobbies.
His 16-year-old daughter, Christina Wang, is one of the lecturers at our
club this year (see http://www.eawlc.org/becoming-artistic-scientist).

Yingfeng Zhang was the guest speaker of our first and second lectures,
bringing us fascinating stories about astronomy and geometry.  He founded
QHOW Technology in Toronto, an educational institute advocating for
generalist education in science and technology.  He has a Master’s degree in
Software Engineering from Shandong University, China, and has been working as a science and technology educator  and consultant for over a decade.  He is an Honourable Contributor (2015) on Zhihu, the Chinese equivalent of Quora.  He has written more than 100 answers in the fields of education, mathematics, science, and history. Yingfeng has around 170K followers on Zhihu, and his articles were saved by readers for more than 400K times.  He lives in North York with his wife and daughter.  The very idea of starting his educational institute came from his experiment of teaching coding to his 10-year-old girl and her friends.  See
http://www.eawlc.org/eawlc-zoom-learning-story-of-astronomy-and-geometry for his previous lectures.

We can’t wait to hear the insights of the two guest speakers, and join
their conversations!  Everyone is welcome to bring his or her own thoughts
and add to the thought-provoking discussion!

Time: Friday July 17, 2020 8:00-9:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Language: Mandarin

Free online Zoom meeting.  Maximum capacity 100 participants.  Meetings
will be open 15 minutes prior to the lecture time.  Please click below link
to enter:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134664583
Meeting ID: 871 3466 4583

For inquiries, please contact: ericliujt@gmail.com
<mailto:ericliujt@gmail.com> .  Thanks!

[1] Attention, Millennials: The Average Entrepreneur Is This Old When They
Launch Their First Startup, MELANIE CURTIN, Inc.com <http://inc.com/> , MAY
17, 2018:
https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/attention-millennials-average-entreprene
ur-is-this-old-when-they-found-their-first-startup.html#:~:text=According%20
to%20studies%20out%20of,startups%20is%2045%20years%20old
.

学东西俱乐部“趣味知识漫谈”系列讲座:一场关于科技通才教育的对话

欢迎大家来学东西俱乐部参与一场有趣的对话!两位阅读广泛、见解独到的父亲,其中一位是工程学博士、一位是科技通才教育专家,将在闲聊中,带领我们深入探讨如下问题:

1.什么是科技通才?科技通才有什么特点?
2.科技通才是天生的还是可以培养的?
3.从乔布斯,马斯克,盖茨身上我们可以学到什么?
4. 多数人是青年就业、中年创业,但为什么科技通才是在青年时代创业 ?[1]
5.现行的家庭教育和学校教育可以胜任科技通才的培养吗?还是有问题?
6.作为家长,我们可能需要做些什么?

嘉宾简介

Frank Wang,安省专业工程师,先后在机器人自动化、航天工程、核能工程领域担任技术职务。西安交通大学工程力学硕士,多伦多大学机械工程博士。和妻子
育有三个子女,现居多伦多。Frank根据每个孩子的兴趣和特长,以不同的方式陪伴他们成长,对寓教于乐很有心得。他组织着一个父母读书俱乐部,倡导父母读书,以
及青少年科技活动。他也喜欢写作,创作的短诗、散文和教育随笔均有很多读者。Frank是极具科学与艺术天分的少女Christina的父亲。Christina前不久才来学东西俱乐部做过一次精彩的讲座(参见http://www.eawlc.org/becoming-artistic-scientist)。

张英锋是“趣味知识漫谈”系列公益讲座的第一位主讲人,带来了令人着迷的天文学和几何学的故事。他创立了多伦多趣好科技(QHOWTechnology),致力于科技通才的教育和培训。他是山东大学软件工程硕士,在科技教育培训领域以工作十余年。英锋2015年获得知乎荣誉会员称号,在教育、数学、科学和历史等领域撰写了100多篇回答,被收藏了40多万次,并拥有约17万粉丝。他与妻子和10岁的女儿住在北约克。正式在教女儿和小朋友一起学编程的过程中,他萌发了创立趣好科技的想法,以便帮助年轻人成为懂科技、懂商业、能设计、开发产品的科技通才。(点击这里可查看张老师之前的讲座:http://www.eawlc.org/eawlc-zoom-learning-story-of-astronomy-and-geometry

非常期待两位嘉宾的交流激发出我们的思想火花,也期待您带来自己的见解或问题,和嘉宾们一起探讨!

时间: 2020年7月17号周五晚上8:00到9:30。(加东时间)
使用語言:中文普通話
免费公益Zoom视频讲座,限额100人。会议厅将在讲座开始前15分钟开放。届时请点击如下链接直接进入:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134664583
Meeting ID: 871 3466 4583
如有问题需查询,请致电: ericliujt@gmail.com <mailto:ericliujt@gmail.com> .谢谢!

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