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Emily248 views

Is it easier to get into more prestigious universities if I applied as an astrophysics major rather than a physics major?

I'm a highschool student trying to decide what type of major to apply to.

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Sumedha207 views

What advice would you give to a high school student wanting to change career paths?

I am a rising 11th grader, who originally wanted to pursue aerospace engineering since elementary school. Due to this, I have taken high school courses that aligned with the STEM path, such as engineering design and physics. However, as I researched more I found out that there aren't many opportunities (non-US Citizen in Texas) for me. Recently, neuroscience has sparked an interest in me and I looked more into becoming a neurologist. I haven't taken chemistry or classes that relate to this field such as anatomy. I am currently in a dilemma choosing between aerospace and neuroscience, and do not know how to address this as I am approaching my last two years of high school.

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adegoke345 views

what kind of suit should I pursuit if I like all science courses like chemistry biology and physics?

i love science subject like chemistry biology and physics my mom told me to go for medicine but am stuck on what to do exactly in the institution because I hate seeing cut

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Emily228 views

What advice would you give a highschooler interested in majoring in physics or a different stem field?

I'm a highschooler interested in stem but unsure what field to go in and what to do.

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Victor232 views

How can I be successful in this space??

Question writing tip

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Halle420 views

Is General Astronomy harder than Introductory Physics?

I have to have a science lab class for college, and I don't know which to choose, science isn't my strong suit, but these are the only 2 options I have.

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Alaric368 views

What would be a good plan for someone wanting to become an acoustic/noise control engineer?

I was planning on getting two degrees: one in math and the second in physics. Then I want to get a masters and doctorate in acoustics from Penn State. I then started researching the Institue of Noise Control Engineering. Would it be a good idea to apply for membership to INCE after graduate school? Should I do it earlier? Should I wait? Should I do it at all? Then I want to complete all three INCE courses in noise control engineering. Is board certification worth it?

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Mauricio343 views

how do get into trade school?

how do yo get into that space

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Alaric305 views

Would this be a good schedule for someone looking to major in physics and electrical engineering Also, which route should I take for my twelfth grade year?

I’m currently in eighth grade, but since seventh grade I’ve been planning out my high school schedule. I’m unsure on my twelfth grade schedule, though. I believe the science classes might be too much. Based on everything else I’m taking, what do you think I should do? I want to major in electrical engineering and or physics, but I have a strong interest towards American History. Algebra 1 and Geometry in Eighth Grade 9th • Financial Literacy-Alt Day • English 9 (H) • Algebra ll • Band-Alt Day • Physical Education 9-Alt Day • Engineering to Learn (H) • Advanced Placement United States History • French Il Precalculus (H) over the summer 10th • English 10 (H) • Advanced Placement Calculus AB • Band-Alt Day • Music Production l-Alt Day • Health for 10th Grade Students-Alt Day • Biology (H) • World History (H) • French lll 11th • Advanced Placement English Language and Composition • Advanced Placement Calculus C • Band-Alt Day • Music Production ll-Alt Day • Fitness/Weight Training-Alt Day • Chemistry (H) • Physics (H) • Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics • French lV 12th • English 12 (H) • Advanced Placement Computer Science A • Band-Alt Day • Advanced Placement Physics C-Mechanics • Advanced Placement Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism • Advanced Placement Psychology-Alt Day • Advanced Placement French Language • World Language Seminar Or •Advanced Placement French Language • Criminal Justice System • American Presidential Elections Or •Advanced Placement Chemistry

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Nadia458 views

What are the most suitable majors for transitioning from engineering?

Suppose a person has completed the physics I-III sequence, the calculus I-III sequence, differential equations, probability and statistics, linear algebra, along with several engineering-specific credits. Which majors should they consider transitioning to where they have already met many of the required courses? Unfortunately, transitioning to one of the business majors is less feasible due to the amount of required courses & lack of overlap, and their IQ probably isn't high enough for a mathematics or physics major.

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Eleanor565 views

New Zealand HSFY, is L3 physics really important?

Hi! For all those New Zealanders out there that can help, I am planning on doing Health Science First Year in Otago next year and I have taken all the recommendations but L3 Physics. Last year I did not take L2 Physics so I am in year 13 and taking L2 Physics this year. Someone did recommend me that Jumpstart course in the summer for 6 weeks but I can't do that so will I be extremely disadvantaged? Will it be harder for me to get into medicine because I really want to get into medicine.

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Michelle907 views

How can I ensure a successful career path in academia or industry after completing a PhD specializing in quantum physics, considering my diverse interests in languages and creative pursuits as well?

As someone who completed a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's in materials chemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and worked as a product engineer for 7 years, I have a solid technical background. However, I have a persistent keen interest in physics, particularly quantum physics and its applications. I'm considering pursuing a PhD in either physics or physical chemistry to explore my passion for research science. At the same time, I am trained in materials chemistry, I speak 4 languages, and I actively pursue songwriting and writing on the side. How can I navigate this transition and what are some tips for maintaining a balance between my scientific pursuits and my other interests?

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Rita777 views

can anyone help me with information regarding astronomy?

where can i learn more about astronomy>

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Alyssa635 views

What are the best ways to organize your time as a physicist?

I'm a fairly busy person, but I really enjoy my free time and I am not the best at organizing my time. My schedule proves it greatly.

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Alyssa378 views

Do you have to be competitive as an astrophysicist?

I'm not much of a competitive person and would rather avoid that stuff, but people say it's a very competitive field. This scares me since it's one of my biggest dreams.

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Cesar663 views

Would appreciate the Help, have until Friday to submit Form, whether I decide to take Statistics next year.

I'm a Junior in HS, I've taken; Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 (Doubled up in math). Currently taking Pre-Calc, Physics and Intro to Computer Science. I am planning to take AP Calc, AP Physics and AP Computer Science, next year. Should I take Statistics Senior year too and, Is there any recommendations as to what College/University I should attend after HS??

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Cale264 views

What are people's opinions on the new research on the speed of certain particles and the like?

Do you think there are particles that travel faster than the speed of light, or do you think that it is just nonsense? What are your opinions on the celestial bodies found in places previously thought to not exist in those places based on the Big Bang theory?

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Cale323 views

Where might one go to find a job in cosmology/astrophysics?

Do you just go find schools that have openings for classes on cosmology and astrophysics?

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Cale699 views

What does a day in the life of an astrophysicist/cosmologist look like?

What does one do during the day? Would you study research that has come out about new materials and other things, try to come up with theories, or try to find flaws in theories that have been brought up?

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Nomi1038 views

What do you do in your major, what is the advantages or disadvantages of your career, and lastly, have you ever regretted your decision of your career and why,... etc.

I'm struggling with choosing my career recently (as a 11th grade student). I have interests in physics, math kind of science. Few considerations are mechanical engineering jobs, architecture, IT/computer science, ...etc. I hope I'll get a respond from those professionals.

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Maggie1172 views

What careers would you recommend to someone that likes basic chemistry and math?

I like math and basic chemistry and physics. I am not sure what jobs fit those things best.

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Hanah572 views

How can I manage my time better so I can reach my goal of having a 4.0 this year while having extracurriculars and SAT preparations?

For context, I am taking 3 APs and an astronomy community college class. I am struggling the most with astronomy, physics, and math. I am also the Junior Officer for an aerospace organization at my school called Aerotech and I am a writer and editor for a club called ARRAS (Arts and Magazine Club). In addition to this, I am currently working on a research project and thinking of making a research club for my school and dabbling in music production (hopefully I can start producing music once I can effectively manage my time). In short, I have too much on my plate.

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yamilie475 views

What are the first steps I can take for a career in astrophysics?

What extracurriculars would be best to do during high-school that relate to astrophysics that I can do? Are there any specific programs or courses I can take out of school that are recommended?

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Jazmin364 views

why is physics involved in ultrasound?

ultrasound

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Kimberly442 views

What does a typical day look like as a physicist ?

I am interested in what exactly physicists do on a day-to-day basis and what it really looks like doing what they do and how they do exactly what they do it because their career fascinates me.

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Kimberly289 views

Could you tell me more about the projects that I would be working on if I were to be hired as a physicist?

I will always be interested In being a physicist and I would want to be more aware of the job and the projects that go more in dept of being a professional physicist.

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Javon427 views

What proficiency would be considered paramount in scientific fields?

I understand that people in these fields need to be proficient in science and critical thinking, as well as curious. Can you tell me more about how these factors are used in your work, if at all? Which of these, if any, would you find most important for your line of work?

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Aathmika571 views

What degrees would you say would be most useful for someone looking to go into an astronomy-related career?

It's been a dreambof mine to go into this field, but i'm not really sure where to truly start.

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Hanipa570 views

Which ai or quantum computing good for developing country?

How can quantum computing help a developing country like Ethiopia. Is it better to focus on ai or quantum computing for developing country. If you choose one what can be done by it? Help the country

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bETHELEM3117 views

how, can I combine my physics degree with computer science?

Hello, I have a degree in applied physics now I wanted to specialize my knowledge in computer science. I have had a huge interest in IT since I was in high school. now I got the opportunity to study for my masters in the USA. but in my visa interview, I think I couldn't convince them or show them my interest toward of this field and the reason why I switch my field. can you give tips, information, or application on how can tell them the relation between them and what can I build with these two fields when I return to my home country? and I'm working in a system software implementation company as a system trainer. please need your help!

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