By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), the first Taiwanese-born Nobel laureate, encouraged elementary and high school students Monday to choose college majors based on personal interests rather than salary expectations or outside influences.
Lee was talking about his research attitude and experience to a packed audience of students who participated in a science fair for elementary and high schools around the country, during a science research seminar titled “Dialogue With Masters” hosted by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Su Huey-jen (蘇慧貞).
The winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986 said he spent a year persuading his parents to allow him to change his major from chemical engineering to chemistry, which led to his winning the Nobel Prize. [FULL STORY]