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At the suggestion of Shahil, I'm starting this thread as a general guidance thread for prospective engineers. Some...
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I am interested in starting this discussion in imitation of Zappers fine forum on becoming a physicist, although i...
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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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hello guys… i am doing a research about cancer and i dont know how to find a sponsor for my research… what should...
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I'm wondering how difficult it is to gain admission to PhD programs in physics. On Duke's website, they show that the...
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I've got a few questions related to transferring to a 4 year university from my community college. After the fall...
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Can someone tell me what order someone should learn physics until they can say that they totally know physics (please...
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Hi everyone, So I am a college junior in Electrical Engineering. After getting my B.S. in Electrical Engineering,...
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I'm having a hard time deciding where to go. George Mason would be much cheaper since I wouldn't have to pay for room...
Apr7-09 02:57 PM
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any tips? What topics are usually covered in the qualifying exams? How is the level of difficulty? Is it harder or...
Apr7-09 09:18 AM
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I'm a student in the UK, and have already applied, been rejected/accepted by various universities, and accepted a firm...
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It's time to register for classes again and I'm afraid I have a slight dilemma. My major, currently, is Physics. I...
Apr6-09 10:30 PM
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I have quoted ZapperZ's post from the Skepticism sub-forum. I am not in college as yet and am quite curious to know...
Apr6-09 10:25 PM
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I'm a junior as a mech engineer and i just feel so bad getting C's in my engineering classes so far. I mean do i...
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I'm currently a mathematics major going into my senior year with a minor in physics declared. The minor in physics is...
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I'm going to start my third year of college in the Fall -- 4.0 GPA. Up until now I've been focusing on the...
Apr6-09 09:08 PM
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Hey guys, my name is Michael Zachman, and I'm currently a Junior at Purdue University. I've been thinking a lot about...
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Title says the question. Apart from, let's say, chemical engineers, or specifically engineers using chemistry, how...
Apr6-09 01:30 PM
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I only have a week to decide. Delaware has more energy research but Minnesota has more collaborations with other...
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I currently plan on graduating next fall semester, with a physics B.A. my main concern is when I plan on applying to...
Apr6-09 01:11 PM
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Hello, So i've seen a lot of medical physics related posts on this forum recently, as well as some good answers...
Apr6-09 10:14 AM
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If you don't have a B. Eng. (and are not a certified engineer): Does it make sense to do an M. Eng.? What is the...
Apr6-09 06:16 AM
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Alright here's my story, I wanted to apply for undergraduate research positions this summer related to some...
Apr5-09 07:45 PM
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Hello all, I am a rising sophomore at Appalachian State University, but have come to realize that the school is not...
Apr5-09 06:19 PM
G01
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Supposing that I don't have to worry about my finances I would like to stay an extra year in school. There are...
Apr5-09 04:05 PM
Winzer
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Hey, I just joined the forum since I have a few troubles studying for the AP Physics B exam. My school teaches only...
Apr5-09 04:04 PM
Wellesley
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Is chemical engineering ridiculously hard? If i really enjoy chemistry would chem engineering be a good choice?
Apr5-09 03:27 PM
Wellesley
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OK, so I know virtually nothing about computer programming, and this fall I am starting into a double major of applied...
Apr5-09 01:07 PM
samspotting
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Ok so unfortunately I did not get accepted to MIT :( but now it looks like my options are Georgia Tech, Virginia...
Apr5-09 10:52 AM
Monocles
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Say one is accepted for a research internship at some university for the summer, be it an REU or whatever. How much...
Apr5-09 08:56 AM
Bel_Oubli
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Anyone got any ideas? Any links and/or tips would be gladly appreciated.
Apr5-09 12:56 AM
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I got accepted to three grad schools: University of Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and NC State. What have you heard about...
Apr4-09 11:32 PM
americanforest
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Which would you choose? In general Virginia Tech is ranked higher by US News, except in Chemical and Biomedical...
Apr4-09 10:29 PM
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My parents are willing to pay $25,000 of my tuition and I will have to take out loans on the rest of my expenses....
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Which would you say is the best undergraduate physics program? How about the best engineering program? Which is the...
Apr4-09 04:57 PM
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I'm terribly sorry if this has been asked before, but at the moment I want to work in Nuclear Fusion eventually, MCF...
Apr4-09 01:43 PM
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Hey everyone, i'm new here, so here's my first question. As the tile says, what is the best way to study for Physics?...
Apr4-09 01:37 PM
mal4mac
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Or at least... that's how it seems... I'm an Astronomy Major. In the summer, I'm all 'I can't wait to study x y...
Apr4-09 01:34 PM
mal4mac
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My university offers both and I was planning to pursue the BA in Physics with a Computer Science minor. The BS has...
Apr4-09 01:23 PM
mal4mac
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Is it a serious education?
Apr4-09 10:15 AM
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I want the lowdown on withdraws before i make a decision here, im hoping you guys can help me out. I recently...
Apr4-09 09:55 AM
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Hi all, I am a physics graduate from Sri Lanka. I applied for several universities for Physics PhD program(Fall...
Apr4-09 03:59 AM
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At the moment I've narrowed it down to two schools, Drexel and BU. I applied to both as an engineering major...
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