Moving Forward with Materials Research

CEM Graduate Student Jennifer Soliz work in the lab. Credit: Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University

CEM Graduate Student Jennifer Soliz work in the lab. Credit: Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University

If you’re interested in materials research, which can range from improving medicine to advancing computer technology, consider one of the thirty Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers at universities across the country. The interdisciplinary focus of the centers means you interact with students across multiple fields including physics, chemistry and engineering.

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6 Tips for a Successful Graduate School Transition

GradSchoolShopper's class of 2014 celebrates the upcoming graduation. 
Photo Credit: EbonyG00052_LuMaxArt; 2014

Congratulations, it’s early-spring and GradSchoolShopper.com has helped you find and get accepted into your dream school! Below, we’ve created a list of six important actions you should take to create a seamless transition into the world of graduate school.

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APS March Meeting: A Hit for GradSchoolShoppers

APS March Meeting 2014 Logo.

Take a moment and visualize being in a convention center, full of the brightest physical scientists in the world – making engaging presentations about every category of groundbreaking, cutting-edge, scientific discovery imaginable… and you’re at the APS March Meeting!

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Physics Skills Keep Preemies Breathing

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Breathe! The quantitative research skills you pick up as a physical sciences student qualify you for even more than you think. Like improving medical procedures to make sure premature babies keep breathing.

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Boise State’s Growing Grad Programs

Students at the Will Hughes lab, Materials Science and Engineering

in Materials Science & Engineering

It only opened its doors in 2002, but Boise State University’s Material Science and Engineering (MSE) program has already grown into a grad program to be reckoned with.

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Advice to Students

The first year of grad school is really hard. Instead of spending time thinking about whether or not you should be in Grad School, spend that time doing your homework. Then after your first year you can think about whether you really want to be there. — Kendra Redmond, Program Coordinator and Assistant Editor, Society of Physics Students, Podcast Episode #1

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