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Physics Skills Keep Preemies Breathing

Photo: Flickr/bradleyolin (cc).

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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Innovations in science and technology: Computers

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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.

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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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Graduate degrees and career paths (Podcast #2)

Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society

Welcome to the GradschoolShopper podcast. In this episode, we explore the different graduate degrees available to you, as well as potential career paths upon graduation.

Our guest, Crystal Bailey, is the Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society.

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Advice to Students

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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