Career Questions tagged Physics

I want to become a mechanical engineer, emphasis on Aerospace. What classes should I take while in High School?

I'm having trouble picking my classes for high school. How would you rank the following classes by most important to least important? I'm wondering because I don't have enough class periods to take all of these classes. Science-- Chemistry: 2 trimesters; Physics: 2 trimesters, unless AP which...

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Active Dec 28 '18 at 02:42 AM

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Thai Nguyen | Software Engineer My degree is in Electrical, but have many friends who did ...

Is a Physics major smart?

I've always had a love for science and a career in physics would be perfect. However, the job field for physics majors is very competitive and finding a good job that isn't a high school teacher is rare. Should I still pursue this major? #physics...

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Active Sep 04 '18 at 06:32 PM

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Rocky Cheung | Multi-disciplinary Bioinformatics and Genomics Scientist, Synthetic Biology, High-throughput ... yes. or try engineering/applied mathematics.

What is the day-to-day of being a scientific researcher?

What does a physics or chemistry researcher to every day? Is it more experiments or number crunching? #physics #chemistry #research...

#science

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Active Dec 14 '18 at 03:53 AM

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Aruni Shajkumar, Ph.D. | Aspiring Researcher with expertise in Hybrid Nanostrcutures and ... Being a researcher is quite exciting. The daily life depends mostly ...

Is space exploration a foreseeable sight within the near future?

Space exploration has always fascinated me, but space exploration, or at least chatter pertaining to space exploration, has dulled immeasurably in the past few years. Have we given up on manned space expeditions? #astronomy #space #nasa #physics...

#astrophysics

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Active Jan 03 at 02:51 AM

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What is Space X and what can I do there ?

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Active Jul 13 '18 at 07:41 PM

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I want to be an aerospace engineer. How many years of college is required?

How many years of college did you have to attend, what college did you go to, and how many PhD and degrees do you need to be an aerospace engineer? What is the average salary for a aerospace engineer and how many hours do you work per day? Thanks for answering my questions.#engineering...

#aerospace-engineering #physics #engineer

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Active Aug 24 '18 at 12:40 PM

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Posted by Katie K.’s Avatar Katie K.
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Is physics a good major?

I'm a CareerVillage staff member and I'm posting this because we know that many young people are looking for the answer to this question. This is among the most popular questions searched by youth, and we're hoping you will take a moment to share your response to it. Thank you! #college...

#science #physics #college-major

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Active Aug 22 '18 at 05:14 AM

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Best colleges for science majors?

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#biology #science #choosing-a-college #science-major #medicine #chemistry #physics

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Active Jun 21 '18 at 02:10 PM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential It does not really matter where you go to school. The ...

What can you do with a Ph.D in physics?

I have always wanted to get a Ph.d. in physics. I planned to do electrical engineering or computer science and then get a Ph.d. in physics. My main issue is that I am not sure what being a physicist entails, aside from academia. I would like to know what someone with a Ph.d. in physics could...

#science #doctorate-degree #phd #science-phd #physics #doctorate

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Active Sep 01 '18 at 05:19 AM

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Posted by Alex R.’s Avatar Alex R.
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What can I expect from Physics?

I will be taking Physics next year along with organic chemistry. I'm an average student. Should I be worried about this course load? #physics...

#science

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Active May 06 '18 at 12:18 AM

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Katie Burell | North American Quality Management Director at ASR Group I was an average student in college, and I had to ...

How achievable is it to open up my own architecture firm?

I am a woman who plans on being a licensed architect with a Master's degree, and also plans to have a home and children. How difficult would it be to open my own firm? How will debt come in to the equation, and how long would it take? #architecture #architect #architecture-and-planning #math...

#physics #mathematical-physics

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Active Apr 28 '18 at 01:11 AM

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Posted by Kate R.’s Avatar Kate R.
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Catherine Gutierrez | Design Manager for Real Estate and Development at ... It is quite achievable. It also depends on what kind of ...

It is worth it to keep music in my life as I pursure college and careers?

All throughout k-12 school, music has been a big part of my life. Playing principal clarinet in numerous all-state events and solo contests throughout my high school career has been a big part of my life. However, I am probably going to pursue science in college, and I am wondering if I should...

#science #double-major #stem #music #neuroscience #clarinet #physics

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Active Sep 25 '18 at 11:27 PM

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Posted by Mikayla C.’s Avatar Mikayla C.
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How do you start getting involved in research in college if you have never done it before?

As an aspiring physicist or astrophysicist, I know that research is a central part of the job. However, I have never been involved in research in high school and want to pursue it in college. #science #physics...

#research

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Active Aug 22 '18 at 05:32 AM

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Posted by Catherine N.’s Avatar Catherine N.
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Zachary Elgart | Assistant Research Scientist at Texas A&M Transportation Institute When I got started in research it was with a professor/mentor ...

Better study method for math?

I am currently enrolled in a Forensic Sciences degree program. This course, as you can imagine, will require me to take Calculus and Physics. In high school I was terrible at math, even though I was having around seven hours of tutoring sessions a week. Does anyone have any good methods for...

#calculus #physics #mathtrouble

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Active Apr 03 '18 at 07:12 PM

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Posted by Bethany S.’s Avatar Bethany S.
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Rachel Chace | AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow, TutorCorps You will need to focus on stress and time management. In ...

How do I survive high school physics?

I love physics and study it on my own time, but I'm bored with what we're learning in class. How do I make it through another half year of a subject I love but a class I'm not into? #physics #high-school-classes #high-school-students...

#learning

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Active Jul 13 '18 at 05:47 AM

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Greg Roelofs | Software engineer, data infrastructure at LinkedIn As a physicist by training myself (though no longer practicing), let ...

Do I have to take physics in high school to be a successful engineer?

Unfortunately, I decided on my major late in my high school career. Because of this, I did not take physics in high school, but want to be an engineer in the future. Should I be dissuaded from the field if I did not take physics in high school? And is high school physics a necessity to...

#dedication #physics #engineering #late-decisions #women-in-stem

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Active Apr 15 '18 at 03:55 PM

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Posted by Mackenzie G.’s Avatar Mackenzie G.
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Greg Roelofs | Software engineer, data infrastructure at LinkedIn No. While taking physics in high school can be a useful ...

People at Bobcat, what is it like?

I am highly considering applying for an internship at Bobcat. I would like to be a part of the design process or at least something that would make use of my skills with computers, math, and physics. #bobcat #internships #computers #math...

#physics

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Active Jun 24 '18 at 03:57 AM

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What are the different branches of Astronomy that I can go into?

That is the career I would like to go into, so knowing what I can do to be prepared would be very helpful. #astronomy #aerospace #science #stem...

#physics

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Active Aug 15 '18 at 06:13 PM

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Victoria German | Sr. Mgr. Ntwrk Security & HSO Member Hi Sage,This is such a great question!!! There are many different ...

Research opportunities for physics/astronomy?

What kind of jobs can I get into after college that will allow me to research astrophysics/astronomy? I don't want to teach, I'd rather research and publish scientific papers. #astrophysics #science #physics #research...

#astronomy

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Active Apr 21 '18 at 03:28 PM

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Posted by Cody B.’s Avatar Cody B.
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How can I find internships to get ahead in astrophysics research?

I want to become an astrophysicist and would like to find internships to pursue during summers while out of school. Also any other kinds of physics research would be nice as well. #physics #astrophysics #science...

#astronomy

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Active Apr 21 '18 at 03:27 PM

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What's the procedure to go into research in the field of astronomy?

I am passionate about physics and mathematics. I would like to go into research , specifically in the field of astronomy. #physics #math #research...

#astronomy

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Active Aug 28 '18 at 11:10 PM

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Posted by Vicky R.’s Avatar Vicky R.
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Is pairing computer science with applied physics feasible?

I am an aspiring student awaiting replies from universities but I wanted to know if the burden of taking comp sci and applied physics both, manageable in university. #college #computer #computer-science #physics #double-major...

#college-major

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Active Sep 14 '18 at 12:16 AM

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Which books of physics are good for JEE advanced ?

about the physics books #studying #exams...

#physics

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Active Apr 16 '18 at 04:54 PM

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Posted by Shalini S.’s Avatar Shalini S.

I want to be an acoustical engineer - what can I do to start now?

I'm a freshmen in high school and I'm interested in becoming an acoustical engineer. I play an instrument and I enjoy physics and math. I know that acoustical engineers need to have at least a masters degree and experience in the field. What can I do now to get started? How and where do I get...

#career #acoustics #career-choice #engineering #music #job-search #physics #internships #engineer

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Active Jun 04 '18 at 11:51 AM

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Posted by Sylvia E.’s Avatar Sylvia E.
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Rich Woynicz | Sr. Enterprise Architect - engineering technology to drive ... Consider volunteering for things which involve audio, video, and acoustics.  For ...

How do I find an internship that involves physics?

I am a freshman in high school in the bay area, and I am fascinated by physics, but I don’t know if I want to do it as a career. I am really interested in getting more hands on experience, but I don’t know what opportunities would be available for people my age. #physics...

#internships

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Active Jul 21 '18 at 05:17 AM

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Posted by Nadja Y.’s Avatar Nadja Y.
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Greg Roelofs | Software engineer, data infrastructure at LinkedIn To be honest, I'm not certain there are a lot of ...

How much will being a girl in physics help me in the college process?

I know we're only about 20% of the field, but I'm wondering what the advantage will be with regard to undergrad admissions. #college-admissions #college #college...

#physics

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Active Nov 30 '17 at 07:35 PM

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Christos Kampouridis | Systems Engineer at Grifols, Former Device Engineer at ... Hi Abby, Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your ...

What technical institutes also have good theater opportunities?

I'm looking to go into physics/astrophysics, but I'm also an avid theatrical actor. Are there any universities that are strong in both? #college #theater #physics #astrophysics #college-selection #college-major...

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Active Dec 18 '17 at 05:49 PM

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Posted by Abby Lupi’s Avatar Abby L.
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How to get admission in IIT for post-graduation?

I have completed my B.Sc. from #physics, now I want to pursue for my post-graduation. Is there anyone who can tell me that how to get admission in IIT to pursue for master’s? #masters #masters-degree...

#india

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Active Oct 16 '17 at 10:34 AM

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Jake Krishnan | Leader - Digital Strategy and Implementation Hi Ravi Congratulations on completing your BSc in Physics and kudos ...

I can't take calculus, chemistry, nor physics cause they don't teach that in 9th. The only class that I have that has to do with mechanical engineering is biology.

So I was wondering if I should study calculus over the internet or should I just study in my math class although my math class isn't calculus and study in my biology class. #mechanical-engineering #internet #math #chemistry #physics #higher-education...

#high-school-classes

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Active Apr 16 '18 at 04:49 PM

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Calvin Weyers | Retired Mechanical Engineer 9th grade is a little early for chemistry, physics, and calculus. ...

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