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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Hey folks, I'm Greg's sister. One career many scientists do not consider is becoming a patent attorney. I've been...
Jul4-14 04:21 PM
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Hi everyone. I am a sophmore studying to get a bs in mechanical engineering. I am thinking about switching to civil...
Aug20-14 11:11 AM
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First off, I would like to say I have read multiple, upon multiple threads on whether I should be an engineer or...
Aug4-14 12:13 PM
jim hardy
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There is a lot of discussion about how Physics gives you valuable skills, and also a lot of discussion of how these...
Apr10-14 02:06 PM
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Simple question as described in the title: How did you know what path to choose when you were getting your PhD....
Sep28-12 09:03 AM
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I imagined there would be more hints of that in graduate school (perhaps that's the point of projects). Is that...
Nov10-13 11:26 AM
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Hi all I'm a first year physics student at UQ in Australia with a strong interest in philosophy (I'm taking intro...
May31-10 04:11 PM
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I'm going to be in school for a while and I need some source of income. My friend has a friend who finds jobs for him...
Jul5-12 04:47 PM
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Hi All Please excuse my naiveness in advance, I am a year 12 student and I have a few (may be stupid) questions for...
Jun26-14 05:18 PM
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As the topic asks, I'm wondering how experimentalists (specifically in Physics) market themselves to potential...
Jun21-10 08:00 AM
Andy Resnick
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How important are the creative problems solving abilities? I'm currently enrolled in an Intro to Engineering course...
Apr4-09 02:01 AM
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I am an asian american enrolled in a biomedical instrumentation undergrad program (top 5 in the country). What I...
Nov29-10 04:36 AM
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Hi everyone, I just graduated 5 months ago with a ChemE degree and I need advice on finding a job. I have a good GPA...
Apr16-13 11:30 AM
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I am a high school senior looking for advice about a career plan. I have some experience with CNC and am taking a few...
Dec28-11 07:36 PM
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at the beginning of college some years ago, i took a part time job working in produce. i worked there through a BA and...
Jun3-11 07:51 PM
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I have been out of high school for 3 yrs now and have taken college on and off. I work alot and find it hard to get...
Jan29-09 03:18 PM
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Hello, I am a first year uni student and am undecided about my major. Basically, I have an interest in all sciences,...
May4-12 09:39 AM
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I was not able to finish high school and I am expecting to start college next year. I never got the chance to sit in...
Aug30-09 12:31 AM
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This is perhaps a philosophical question, but I am trying to make the transition from engineer to scientist, and I am...
Aug27-12 05:58 PM
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In Jan 2011, I started taking some courses in UPenn for a post-baccalaureate degree. However, I got sick and...
Sep6-11 01:26 PM
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I have almost completed a PhD in a field of computational materials science. I've kinda lost interest in it, and...
Feb11-09 08:23 AM
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Sorry if this question seems incredibly ignorant. Anyway, my quick question is what is the structure of a national...
Feb14-11 08:07 PM
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In 1905, Einstein's miracle year, he published 3 ground-breaking papers on totally different areas, namely special...
Apr14-10 10:56 AM
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How do scientists/applied mathematicians interact with modelers? Do they just describe the situation and the...
Mar11-11 02:30 PM
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Is it mostly trying to coming up with equations, solving them, reading etc.? Do they use computers a lot or can the...
Feb19-11 04:07 AM
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Hello, Can you guys please guide me and tell me what procedures are necessary to become a theoretical physicist?...
Nov12-13 07:26 AM
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Long story short, I flunked out of grad school for a physics PhD last year. My advisor hired me on as an employee in...
May3-12 05:21 PM
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If you are not a scientist and do not have a lab yet you want to share a great idea with the world but you would like...
Jun8-14 01:23 PM
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I have been preparing to enter an engineering program for next year, a program that splits the first year of a real...
Oct7-13 09:27 PM
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Many of the most fundamental physics problems that theoretical physicists work with are really cool, but they are so...
Sep2-10 02:10 PM
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Every time i mention atomic science as an area of study everyone goes HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah well stanton friedman...
May24-09 05:14 AM
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I'm at the career exploration stage of my life and currently enrolled in a Computer engineering program. Can you give...
Oct24-09 08:26 AM
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How do people generally go about choosing a subject to do thesis on in one's last undergraduate year (ie: year long...
Feb26-12 01:13 PM
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I'm going to be choosing the topic of my masters thesis rather soon which will lay a lot of the ground work for my...
Nov2-08 05:03 PM
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I'm currently 17 years old, and I'm worried about choosing physics in university. Is it possible to get involved in...
Feb7-10 05:11 PM
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Hi, this may be quite stupid question but I have to ask... How easy is to find a job as physicist... I am...
Mar10-11 08:40 PM
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I'm currently a phd student and am doing high energy particle physics. I am unsure about what I will do when I...
Oct29-12 03:34 PM
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I'm considering attending SF state to study Statistics with emphasis in Economics. However, I worry that the major...
Dec1-13 12:13 AM
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Hey guys, I am graduating in about a month or so. I have applied to only a few graduate schools due to financial...
May9-14 08:57 PM
jim hardy
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I was discussing my REU applications with a professor of mine and he picked out a number of experiments, I won't name...
Jan30-12 03:35 PM
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Hi. I'm planning on doing a double major with psychology and mathematics. My parents are opposed to this, and they...
Mar28-12 11:48 AM
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Are materials scientists and engineers in relatively high demand compared to say, electric or mechanical engineers? ...
Jul29-12 03:23 PM
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