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  1. Oct 9, 2005 #1
    Hey everyone,

    Just wondering where you attend university/college and what program(s) you are taking and how you like it. Also what made you choose the school you chose?
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  3. Oct 9, 2005 #2


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    I attend the Faculty of Hard Knocks at the Universtity of Life.
  4. Oct 9, 2005 #3


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    I'm doing a PhD in (Experimental Condensed Matter) Physics at the Ohio State University. I hardly take any courses any longer other than the occasional interesting course that I sit in on. I enjoy working in physics.
  5. Oct 9, 2005 #4
    Was your bachelor's also in physics?
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    No. My bachelor's was in Materials & Metallurgical Engg but not getting "to the bottom of it all" left me unsatisfied. Hence the switch !
  7. Oct 9, 2005 #6
    I'm attending Penn State University, Majoring in Computer Engineering. I use to go to Penn State Behrend majoring Software Engineering but now adays its assumed you know how to program, i also didn't want to spend 4 years learning somthing I already know how to do, so i decided to go into computer engineering for better job security, also Behrend is all up hill and due to a car accident, i'm not walking very well! Why Penn State? Its cheap, and well known!
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    And you beat us yesterday....grrrr ! :mad:
  9. Oct 9, 2005 #8
    heh this is true. :biggrin:
  10. Oct 9, 2005 #9
    I'm at the University of Southern California majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

    I'm from Ohio too, so I was a bit angry about that Penn State game, but what can you do. At least one of my teams will make it to the Rose Bowl
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    I am attending the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD),

    We have a perfect, undefeated foot ball record, because we dont have a team!
  12. Oct 10, 2005 #11
    freshman at UTD, engineering school with math major on fast track program...
    I am going for applied math with engineering emphasise.
    Although I hardly do anything in school except going to class, but I still like my school.
  13. Oct 10, 2005 #12
    Graduate Center CUNY(City University of New York) working on PhD in Theoretical Physics. Just started so havent picked a topic probally in either quantum optics or particle physics.
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    I'm at University of Zagreb (Croatia, Europe), going for diploma (I think it's what you call Bachelor of Science) in physics, in my final year. Officially, I'm taking experimental condensed matter physics, but since this is still undergraduate level, it's actually just 2 or 3 extra courses difference from others in theoretical physics. My primary interests are condensed matter and optics (theory or exp.), or any other area with direct applications. My diploma thesis will most probably be in area of theoretical nonlinear optics.

    Rocketboy, you haven't told us anything about yourself... :)
  15. Oct 10, 2005 #14
    Alexandria university, Egypt...Nuclear engineering student (that's my 2nd year in this dept.)

    Why?? Because i live in Alexandria, there's a nuclear eng dept, an old elegant building, well known university.. and it's a government university also, because private ones have a bad reputation, that the students study there because of their parentswealth not their intellectual and/or individual abilities and hence the initiative to work hard and study because u love what u do is not there, ofcourse that's the general case, there r brilliant minds everywhere, and vice versa...

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    Is Myriam Sarachik still at CUNY ? If ever you consider swiching to experimental work, do consider her group (if she's still there, that is).
  17. Oct 10, 2005 #16
    Well, right now I am in my final year of high school at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada, and am looking to go into...wait, am positive that I will go into aerospace engineering next year. The question is where I will apply, so right now I'm trying to narrow down my US school application choices.

    I thought it would be both interesting and informative to hear about everyone else's university choices:tongue2:... and so far it is!

    How is it? You can only learn so much from the schools website, do you like the campus? the surrounding area? the students, classes, profs? I've heard good things about USC before, and would love to learn more about the school.
  18. Oct 10, 2005 #17
    The campus itself is very nice especially for being in the middle of the city. The surrounding area isn't the best, but as long as you're not stupid about it, you'll be safe.

    I'm only taking one aerospace class this semester, but my professor, Larry Rekekopp, is great. He goes a little slow, but he is an excellent teacher. My other classes are good as well and my teachers are all pretty good.

    The engineering department in general is one of the best in the country and just a few years ago they received one of the biggest endowments ever to an engineering school from alumnus, Andrew Viterbi, the inventor of an algorithm used in communication. This weekend was the celebration for the 125th aniversary of the University and the 100th anniversary of the engineering school.

    All in all, I'm enjoying it very much out here. The weather is amazing, by the way, today it was in the 70s with not a cloud in the sky.
  19. Oct 10, 2005 #18
    I am a Ph.D. student in Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I didn't choose this school but instead my research advisory took the Department Head position here after I finished my first 2 years of my Ph.D. I did my undergraduate work and first 2 years of my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I chose UWM (over UW-Madison, where I was also accepted for undergrad) for a couple of reasons. First, it was in-state. Second, I really liked their relativity group (Leonard Parker and John Friedman) since I thought I wanted to go into cosmology or relativity when I started College. Thirdly, I had a try out with their soccer team- which I never went to after all since I really didn't want to play D1 soccer.
  20. Oct 10, 2005 #19
    Is anybody from U-Mo Rolla, Bradley University, or Loyola Chicago? I'm a High School Senior and would like to hear from students at those schools as they are near to my hometown relatively. I am interested in Physics and Computer Sciences. Anyone else have suggestions of Midwest Universities to consider, similar to those I listed?
  21. Oct 11, 2005 #20
    If you can't tell by my name...

    I earned my bachelors from the University of Colorado, and am now doing grad work at the College of William and Mary. Both for Physics, first year.
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