My husband and I both have our engineering degrees. Our son is graduating high school. He has no interest in being an engineer. He’s brilliant at math, but doesn’t like science. He even has told us that the kids that are going into engineering like to figure out how things work and how to build things, and he does not have that interest.
My husband and I know he’s right, so we are not pushing engineering.
Right now, our son wants to major in economics with a minor in statitics and maybe a minor in accounting. He thinks he’ll need to get his master’s at some point.
Would your son like robots? Would he be interested in AI? There is alot of math and probabilities involved in these areas.
I have recently been doing some online learning, for free, from this site: http://www.udacity.com/ They are on their second six week list of courses and it is interesting and demanding.
They even have a cryptography class. I just took the Cs101 basic programing class in Python. If not for your son, maybe for you.
There are other free online learning places on the net.
Look into it. It could be a way to update your skills.
And prayers for your husband.