What are "worthwhile" contributions that I could make to today's society as an astrophysicist?
I want to get a doctorate in astrophysics but I don't want to do all of this work and spend all of this money/ pay off loans for several years if I can't do something worthwhile with it. #stem #women-in-stem #astrophysics #stem-education #stemcareers
Consider assisting serious people who seek to establish permanent settlement on Mars. http://www.mars-one.com/news/press-releases
Also, I greatly admire Neil deGrasse Tyson - With his smarts he entertains, educates and celebrates the beauty of the Universe for all to see! In my opinion he does a very fine job of making science study worthwhile!
Entertaining: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/14/jay-leno-and-neil-degrasse-tyson-blow-out-a-window-driving-at-120-mph.html Educating: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neil-degrasse-tyson-explains_us_58327a14e4b058ce7aabcd3a Celebrating: http://www.theloop.ca/neil-degrasse-tyson-celebrates-chicagos-world-series-win-in-the-nerdiest-way-possible/
Go for it! The possibilities are limitless :)