Dakota State University Faculty Presented a Workshop on the China-US Technology Race

Two Dakota State University faculty members presented a workshop for K-12 educators titled “Huawei, 5G, and the China-US Technology Race”. The workshop was presented via Zoom on Tuesday evening.

Dr. David Kenley, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at DSU, presented a 45-minute lecture on how China’s emphasis on technology impacts society, government, economics, and international relations. Dr. David Zeng, Assistant Professor in the College of Business & Information Systems, delivered a 50-minute lecture on the state of the technology competition between China and the U.S.

Kenley said that the two countries are world leaders in AI and other advanced cyber technologies.

The U.S. and China are competing in all emerging technologies, AI, 5G, green technologies, biotechnology, quantum technologies, and semiconductors, Zeng said.

The workshop was funded by the Freeman Foundation through the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Kenly said the funders realize that K-12 educators play a critical role in improving society’s understanding of Asia. He says if students have a more nuanced view of East Asia, they will be better prepared to succeed in college and assume influential roles in society.