Last week we took a look at some of the results of the GradSchoolShopper survey you (or anyway, 100 people like you) took time to fill out at the 2013 APS March Meeting in Baltimore. In case you missed the first installment, you might want to click over and take a look at Part 1 (Who Are You?).
In fact, 2011* set a record for most astronomy degrees awarded in the United States — Bachelor’s had the highest number ever (ever!!) while the number of Ph.Ds awarded missed tying 2008′s all-time high by one measly degree (160 were awarded in 2011, 161 in 2008).
Greetings from GradSchoolShopper headquarters! We recently talked with some of the folks at Central Michigan University’s graduate physics program about the very cool work they’re doing, and their proud collaboration with the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab (soon to be the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams). Keep reading to find out what CMU can offer you as a student.
The world of computers has taken giant strides forward in the past 50 years, many of which are the direct result of research in physical areas like plasma physics, nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, superconductors and others. This research is ongoing, delivering even smaller devices that can perform billions of calculations in the palm of your hand.
By choosing a research career, this could be part of your legacy.
You want to be at a school where you’re going to be happy, because this will facilitate your ability to finish your degree. Choose locations and programs that offer a work-life balance in order to maximize your potential for success. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2