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The Student Perspective: Imaging Science at RIT

Terrestrial laser scanning to gather ground truth structural data in conjunction with airborne data. Photo: David Kelbe.

Special to GradSchoolShopper.com!

Today’s featured post was contributed by David Kelbe, a doctoral candidate at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Imaging Science in Rochester, NY.

I am a third year PhD student at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Imaging Science. I chose the Imaging Science degree program because quite simply, nothing else like it exists.

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How to become a scientist (Podcast #4)

Dr. Fred Dylla, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics

Welcome to the GradschoolShopper podcast. Ever wonder what it means to be a scientist? Dr. Fred Dylla, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics shares his experience and explains what being a scientist is all about.

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How to approach the process of applying to graduate school (Podcast #3)

Gary White, Director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma

Welcome to the GradschoolShopper podcast. Today, Gary White, director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, shows us how to start the process of applying to graduate programs in physics, astronomy, or related fields.

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Plan your application process (timeline)

Calendar, by Eric Rice (Flickr)

Succeeding in a graduate program in sciences requires commitment, responsibility, and hard work. Much of it starts with your application. Schools want to accept students who show they have what it takes to succeed throughout their often rigorous programs, whether it’s a master’s in physics, Ph.D. in astronomy, or anything in between.

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Bachelor’s stats: where others have gone before

Image courtesy of semuthutan (Flickr)

So you have a bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy or science. What do you plan to do with it? Like thousands of students before you, you’ve hit that fork in the road and it’s important to weigh your options carefully. Take a look at some of these figures of recent graduates in your field to learn what they did with their degrees. It may just spark your next brilliant move.

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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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