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    Schools Funded physics masters programs

    I was wondering if you guys know of any funded masters programs in physics - tuition waiver + stipend; or only stipend enough to cover tuition and modest living expenses. I am not too particular about the country but I am looking for programs where the norm is that the department funds all their...
  2. S

    Schools Which School? [Canada]

    I am finishing grade 12 and want to pursue a career in physics/mathematics. I applied to, and was accepted into said programs at McMaster, Queen's, and University of Western Ontario. I was wondering whether any one had a specific advantage over another? (Undergrad)
  3. I

    Should I quit school altogether

    Hello, I'm having a serious debate with myself as to whether or not I should continue going to University. Four years ago I was on the verge to complete a BA in Philosophy, but quit the program cold before entering my final semester (major motivational issues). I did some soul searching since...
  4. E

    Seeking information on aerospace engineering

    Hello, I am currently a grade 12 high school student and I am doing a project for my physics class on aerospace engineering. In order for me to get a good mark on this project I need an interview with an aerospace engineer. I would simply be asking one questions like what they do on a daily...
  5. B

    Schools Best undergrad school I got accepted to?

    I was recently accepted into 5 universities Penn State University ( 2 years at Behrend then 2 years at main), Ohio University, Waynesburg University, Kent State University, and the University of Akron. I got into the physics programs in all of those schools. I was wondering which school would be...
  6. C

    Programs Are these good starting points for Physics Major

    I am planning on transferring to a 4 year university to major in physics. I am currently overseas and must take classes online. After an almost endless grueling search I was able to find a school that offered an associates program online that I feel is in the right direction for what I intend to...
  7. V

    Java Advise: PHP or Java

    Dear Friends, I am new here and I would like to ask you for an advise. I have the opportunity to start a scholarship with a good school with Cambridge International Certificate. At this school I have opportunity to choose one of two modules: PHP Web Development or Java Development. I worked...
  8. R

    Schools Math research as a high school student

    I study and learn math independently but I was wondering if there was some kind of math research that I could do. I'm no where near a genius but I would like to take a shot. Obviously my math background is limited so this might be a stupid question all together. A big reason why I'm asking is...
  9. B

    Testing Best physics school i can get into with my current GPA/SAT score

    I currently have a GPA of 3.3 and my sat scores are 680-math, 610-reading, 560-writing. I'm pretty set on going for physics undergrad and going straight to grad school for my PHD but I'm open to suggestions. Any college that isn't really really far away from Pennsylvania but I'm definitely open...
  10. Fractalm

    Stretched piece of spacetime example appropriate for student

    I would like to hear different examples of presenting the difference that general theory of relativity relates between a stretched piece of spacetime around a planet and a not stretched one far away from any kind of mass or energy distortions...these examples i would like to be written in a...
  11. Hunter Brandon

    How do I get started in computer science as a senior?

    I've always been interested in computer science and programming and have tried to learn the basics this past summer. It wasn't until my senior year that my school has offered a class dedicated to computer science. How should I prepare?
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    What does this mean? (how good a school/program is)

    Hi, I often hear people say that a certain program (i.e. computer science, maths, etc) is better at one school than at another. For example, here in Canada a lot of people say that if you want to enter in to computer science you should go to the University of Waterloo, because they have a...
  13. B

    Should I repeat second year?

    So I got killed this past year in physics. Combined with the fact that I slacked off a lot in first year, I have an awful GPA. It's currently sitting at 1.66 ( out of 4.3) I need ~2.0 to get into honors physics. I'm guessing the possibility of grad school is out the window. I've been studying...
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    Engineering Major in engineering or physics..

    Ok so currently I am going to be starting college this spring at a school with a good physics program. I love physics and engineering and would like to at least get my masters degree in whatever I'm doing. My question is, is it better to major in physics then go to grad school for engineering...
  15. epenguin

    Were you taught square root extraction at school?

    And what are the methods? This was stimulated by This question could be rephrased as "use the method for finding square roots you were taught in school to find √7 to 6 decimal places". If you were taught at school. If you were not taught at school you were luckier than me, I was. It has had...
  16. J

    Academic advice: What would you do?

    Alright, so here's the deal. I graduated from college at the end of 2014 with two degrees in liberal arts majors. I was extremely upset by the education I received because it relied too heavily on terminology instead of problem-solving. I now have the chance to go back to school again. I am...
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    Admissions Admission to MIT physics PhD

    Hi guys, wassup? I am a physics undergraduate motivated to get into top graduate programs, namely MIT. It is not its name or prestige (only a small amount!) which attracts me to it, but the experience I desire, that is, to immerse myself to an environment, surrounded by other students of diverse...
  18. EternusVia

    Master's vs PhD

    Hi everyone, I'm currently researching graduate schools in mathematics. I would like to go for a PhD. My question is, do I apply directly to the PhD program? Or do I apply to the Master's program and apply for the PhD afterwards? What do people normally do?
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    Avoiding sunlight in school

    This is my school's assembly area : The place is generally used for the assembly and various other things. But the problem is that it receives a lot of sunlight and it is difficult to use it during the later part of the day. So, I would like something like a roof, which doesn't entirely...
  20. J

    Universities in Canada, I can't decide

    I have been trying to decide between these two universities for the longest time, and I have to make a decision quick. I know I like physics and I love learning about it, it's just something I've always wanted to do. But after talking to many people, everyone is telling me to give engineering a...
  21. R

    Mathematical Physics graduate programs?

    I have a master's in physics. I'm looking at PhD programs, but I really don't want to take the same courses over and take comprehensive exams (or the damn GRE). I managed to squeeze in a few math classes before I finished. I would like to do research in physics, but from a more math-heavy...
  22. L

    Help with questions on becoming a surgeon?

    Im almost 16 and in 10th grade and im very interested in biology/human anatomy. But when i was in 9th grade i was homeschooled and it wasnt for me and i ended up procrastinating to the point were i was kicked out in the middle of the second semester (but you need to finish the whole semester to...
  23. EternusVia

    Schools Working through college?

    Hi all, It's my third year of college studying mathematics. Some of the upper level courses are more challenging, although I'm making it through them. After school, I want to get a masters or PhD in mathematics. I currently work 10-15 hours a week, and sometimes this adds a lot of stress...
  24. EternusVia

    Schools Asking my Boss for Grad School Funding

    Hi all, I'm going to ask my boss to pay for some percentage of my graduate school. He has hinted before that this might be a possibility. It won't be totally out of the blue. So, I have a few questions for you. 1) Have any of you had a similar arrangement? 2) If so, how much did your...
  25. GiantSheeps

    Stargazing Are there astronomy competitions?

    I run an astronomy club at my school, and I recently discovered that the robotics club gets $2000 from the school every year to build a robot. They then go on to compete in tournaments with that robot, so that justifies the $2000. It would be great if I could get the school to give us $2000 to...
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    16 years old and an aspiring physicist

    Hi, my name is Matt, I'm 16 years old and an aspiring physicist. I've recently found myself in a position of great uncertainty. I'll provide some background. I was a reasonably successful High School student although academics were secondary to leisure in my life. At the beginning of my junior...
  27. hgducharme

    Physics vs. Engineering undergrad for industry aspirations?

    First, I would like to thank in advance to anybody who takes the time to read this and provide any feedback. Your help is greatly appreciated! I’m a first year undergrad and my passion is studying physics. I find myself 95% of the time looking up things that pertain to physics & science rather...
  28. C

    Is AP Statistics Necessary?

    Hello. So I'm graduating this year and will be attending university to study physics and math. AP courses my school offers include AP Calculus and AP English. I did Calculus last year, and this year will be taking AP English. My school doesn't offer AP Chemistry, but (I live in British Columbia)...
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    100+ hour weeks as an undergrad -- abnormal?

    So, in college I did Applied Math. and Neuroscience. Each requires about 50 hours a week (for me at least). So, 50 x 2 = 100 hours + 10 hours of volunteering in a lab. So yeah, I'd often put in 110 hour weeks for 3 months straight...semester after semester. I did well, but it was horrific...
  30. Diego Fernandez

    What's better for studying Physics: AP or IB?

    Currently, I'm in the IB program and I've never taken any AP courses back at my old school. Since I'm planning on studying Astrophysics in College, I was wondering which one prepares me the best for things concerning subjects in math and physics? After doing some research, I found that IB...