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Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields shipped to participating departments and SPS chapters

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The 2013 edition of Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields has been shipped to participating departments and SPS chapters.

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GradschoolShopper visits Chinese physics departments and research institutes

Charlie Johnson visits Chinese Nano Center

Between September 19 and 27, 2012, I had the opportunity to join two publishers of AIP journals, Dr. Mark Cassar and Dr. Robert Harington, and two Editors of AIP journals, Dr. Charlie Johnson and Dr. Leslie Yeo, for a five-city tour of the campuses of 10 universities and 3 research institutes affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Citizen science and astronomy career (Podcast #7)

Dr. Pamela Gay

Our special guest in this episode is Dr. Pamela Gay, an astronomer, educator and writer, the co-host of the weekly AstronomyCast, and a professor of astronomy at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. We will discuss her projects in open-source citizen science, and different aspects of an astronomy career.

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International Students: What is the TOEFL, and what is it good for?

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The TOEFL exam (the Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the main tool that universities in English-speaking countries use to evaluate how proficient a foreign student is at reading and writing in English. The goal of having students take the test is not necessarily to find the students with the best speaking or writing abilities, but rather to make sure that the international students they accept will be able to succeed in studying English at an academic level.

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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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Physics can be hard, and you spend a lot of time doing homework, preparing for the GRE, etc. But do some activities that remind you why you love it, and keep you enthusiastic about what you’re studying. — Kendra Redmond, Program Coordinator and Assistant Editor, Society of Physics Students, Podcast Episode #1

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