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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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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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UIC Physics Prof Honored by White House

Night vision. Photo: Flickr/U.S. Army (cc).

Sivalingam Sivananthan’s innovation helped take down Osama Bin Laden.

A distinguished professor of physics at University of Illinois at Chicago and an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan was recently named a White House Champion of Change.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joins Dark Matter Hunt

JinPing

China has joined Italy, the United States and Japan in the hunt for the elusive dark matter. The team, led by Dr. Xiangdong Ji, a physicist and Dean of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, has set up the deepest laboratory in the world, 2,500 meters under the marble mountain of JinPing in Sichuan province, in the southwest of China.

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Advice to Students

Get a summer job, or summer classes, in the school you are going to study in. You don’t have to commit to anything long-term, but you can start in the summertime before your program starts. This way, you can also secure your accommodations and avoid competing with other students for housing during the fall. — Gary White, director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, Podcast Episode #3

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