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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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
muthupandi
36 173,970
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
Anis767
155 144,661
http://wuphys.wustl.edu/~katz/scientist.html This scared the daylights out of me. I want to be a scientist,...
Aug21-11 10:31 AM
ZapperZ
5 3,825
I know job prospects in academia suck, but what, to the best of your knowledge, is the field in physics with the most...
Aug25-11 09:35 AM
f95toli
8 3,824
Hi, I'm a graduate student, one semester in to a physics PhD. I'm still doing the core courses and haven't started...
Dec11-09 01:12 PM
Choppy
2 3,821
My 13-year-old son is considering his future and has indicated that he would be interested in joining the navy with a...
Jan23-12 06:37 PM
radi
18 3,819
I'm just curious to know how many of you out there took this exam? I know some universities require you to take this...
Sep19-10 05:57 AM
parvezali
9 3,817
so i'm pretty close to getting a bachelor's in general math. but i kind of want to teach as well. part of me wants to...
Apr14-10 07:23 PM
chiro
1 3,816
Hi all, I graduated with a BS in Physics in May 2007, and will be finishing up my MS in Astronautical Engineering...
Jun12-08 07:30 AM
Andy Resnick
2 3,798
I would be so grateful to get the prospective of some people currently working, specifically research - or even grad...
Mar13-12 11:01 PM
SophusLies
10 3,796
Hello I am currently thinking about uni options for next year. I am very geared towards physics, maths and philosophy....
Jun29-11 11:43 PM
Moss Pauly
4 3,795
Hi guys, I'm just about to start university however because of some weird thing with advanced credits because I did...
Jul27-11 03:32 PM
final_arrow3
13 3,792
What are the chances that one will actually make it as a physicist? What I mean is, that I'm afraid that if I go into...
May24-10 08:21 AM
Norman
21 3,789
I'm a 2nd year Engineering Physics and Mathematics major, and I have loved all the classes I have taken thus far. I...
Sep9-10 09:45 PM
spinnaz
2 3,786
Hi PF, I'm in my second semester in chemistry, and i'm feeling that i am not getting as much physics as i would like...
Mar2-12 03:01 PM
Woopydalan
8 3,782
Hi guys, what are the fields of theoretical physics (if any) -besides General Relativity, String Theory, Quantum...
Jul24-10 04:01 AM
Amanheis
13 3,779
Okay, so after I finish upgrading my high school courses, I for sure want to go into the Sciences for the first year. ...
Nov29-04 03:23 PM
Chronos
11 3,777
Well, i have a B.S in mathematics of computation form ucla. Large part of my education had been taking a whole bunch...
Oct30-09 11:52 PM
VeeEight
6 3,776
Hello all, I am currently pursuing a B.S. degree in physics. My main concern is finding a job that isn't just...
Feb12-10 07:10 PM
w3390
11 3,772
Hi everybody, 27 years old, bored about my admin job, I really love the idea to change career patch going into...
Aug23-10 01:05 AM
dighn
7 3,771
Alright, im at two options right now in my mind. A-i take the business route, accounting, get a job nearly...
Oct5-09 07:55 PM
avant-garde
29 3,770
Hey, I am a British Undergad student in Mechanical Engineering at a world top 100 university. However, I do not...
Jun24-10 01:10 AM
desland
3 3,770
Either because they had a bad GPA, little research experience, bad GRE, or a combination of the three? I imagine only...
Dec26-11 05:45 AM
Vanadium 50
9 3,768
Basically, I took a bunch of credits at around age 19-23 and did not do so well. Most of these were gen ed. courses...
Jun17-12 04:19 PM
JakeBrodskyPE
6 3,759
I'm now mentor for the "Academic and Career Guidance" forum? I'm not complaining- I think it's a worthwhile...
Nov4-04 11:56 PM
hypnagogue
4 3,751
Dear physics lovers, I've been working as a chip design engineer (designing SoCs for ultra-low power audio/medical...
Sep2-09 08:45 PM
intrepid_atom
5 3,749
So today I found out that I am not good at my electives. Do employers care more about cumulative GPA or my major...
Oct14-13 09:52 PM
ro.m.j
9 3,741
Hey everyone, I'm finishing up my senior year in high school, so I'm going through the common problem of trying to...
Apr4-10 08:37 PM
AsianSensationK
23 3,740
For the past year or so I have been really torn between choosing engineering, physics, or a combination of both. To...
Nov19-10 04:23 PM
Nano-Passion
16 3,739
I am a year away from graduating my HEP PhD and I'm thinking about what comes next. Postdoc is an obvious option, but...
Oct13-13 07:39 PM
D H
8 3,736
Alright, I have decided that I want to be a weapons engineer already. But I wanted to make something really big of...
Nov30-10 10:26 PM
chill_factor
3 3,732
Hi all, The first few paragraphs are background about me. If you donít want to read this, please skip it and answer...
Feb14-11 06:59 PM
caffenta
3 3,719
Recently I have been looking into Fuzzy Theory which is a relatively new subset of logic and is closely related to...
Apr11-12 09:30 PM
twofish-quant
2 3,718
A tiny bit of background- a few years back I finished a phd in theoretical physics. I've spent the last few years...
Feb27-12 08:46 AM
mal4mac
13 3,716
I decided to keep a topic to talk about my life as a college dropout, starting last week, for my own introspection, as...
Jun9-12 10:51 AM
mal4mac
20 3,716
Ok well right now I'm doing pretty good in all my EECS and math courses, but the problem is that I have horrendous...
Feb22-11 09:39 PM
chiro
18 3,715
I just wanted to see what is the scope of medical physics in canada. Program websites on university webpages write so...
Feb22-14 11:02 PM
Choppy
8 3,714
Every now and then I entertain this thought. The more i study the sciences the more i want to continue studying. ...
Jan11-10 02:46 AM
woodsuper001
21 3,707
Reading another posting on this forum got me to thinking, and I want to see if anyone else here was in the same...
Sep30-11 07:04 AM
Jody7818
3 3,704
What are some companies that higher Mathematicans? Does Google hire Mathematicians?
Jan11-14 06:48 PM
Stress2Death
15 3,703
I'm about a semester away from graduating with a B.S. in Physics. While I have beome proficient in doing textbook...
Feb17-14 08:52 AM
sleepydreamer
23 3,703
What is the name used to describe the position/career of the head laboratory researcher directly responsible for the...
Aug16-06 06:13 PM
phun
5 3,702

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