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  1. My goal is to earn a PhD in Marine Ecology but I don't have very much background in it or any research experience. I graduated from the Naval Academy 2 years ago with a BS in General Science (Biology/Ecology were not offered majors). Does anyone have any advice/know of any programs that could get me more research experience in biology/ecology to make me more competitive? Thanks!
  2. California State University San Marcos Scale Validation Survey II (IRB Code Number: 893513-1) A self-report questionnaire is being developed for people with various psychiatric diagnoses. This study aims to examine if this questionnaire is measuring the phenomenon of interest. We hope that our research will lead to further research and potential clinical applications. You must have a formal psychiatric diagnosis, be fluent in English, and be at least 18 years of age to participate. This study is open to US and non-US residents. You are not eligible to participate if you participated in our recent interview and survey studies. This survey takes approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete. To participate in this online research study, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBBPVB6 To learn more about this research study, please contact the researcher, Stephanie Price (price049@cougars.csusm.edu), or the advisor, Dr. Heike Mahler (hmahler@csusm.edu).
  3. So, I am going to the field next year. Everything until now has been about exams and prospectus. We don't really know much of the ins and bits of what we are supposed to be doing next, how to organize information, how to start writing, etc. Hence, I am asking a *lot* of people about this: other grads, former grads, professors, and you guys out there. Any tips? AP
  4. I'm stuck deciding between UCL, KCL and Imperial for a research program (Masters of Research) in Biology (specifically biochemistry/biophysics). I've looked at the current projects/faculty research at each university and find all of them interesting. I can't really decide which program I should go with. Can anyone with a biology background offer insight on any of these universities? I'd really appreciate it!
  5. So, I will most probably be going to UIC (University of Illinois, Chicago) for my MS in CS. And keep in mind that I am an international student. So, I have some questions like: - Is On-Campus housing good or should I look for Off-Campus? -What about part-time jobs? The I 20 says that it would be preferable if they were related to my studies. In any case, I want to know what I can expect job-wise. As an international student, I am already taking student loans for my university fees and expect to work for my daily expenses. -Any accommodation in near-by areas? I'd need a place to stay while looking for/moving in when I just reach there. Any places people would recommend? -What do the professor's there expect me to know? Do they expect me to already know what 'field' they work in or for me to just come up and say 'I want to work in xyz field and I know you also work in that.' Before choosing a professor to work for, I want to at least know them in person... - What should I bring? What 'supplies' are necessary for my first year of grad school? A general list kind of thing. - Is there anything I have missed/ not thought about aside from the above mentioned points? Also, - Is anyone else here also going for UIC? Any department will do... It will be nice if I already knew someone there but my first day.
  6. I suggest that we create a list of the best study apps. I just downloaded One Note, I did not have it on my computer before. Pomodero is pretty good too. Anything else?
  7. Hello folks. How did you pick your area of interest? What areas of interest are getting attention? Which areas are being neglected? I'm wondering what areas of interest exist in English literature studies. I know of some; for instance, I know most people choose to focus on an author, a period, or a location. For those, I am interested in American Southern literature, especially Southern modernist. However, I don't think I am particularly interested in focusing on the more popular contemporary topics of race, class, and gender. If I focus on something outside of those areas, am I less likely to be published or find tenure track positions? Furthermore, in addition to southern literature, I am also interested in studying contemporary literature in order to identify how modern art and culture are moving beyond the postmodern era and to work toward defining how we might view the new era. Are these areas of interest comparable? Not that I think postcolonial, race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. studies are unworthy of study, but I personally am not interested in making them the focus of my academic career. However, when I read faculty research interests, these seem to be ubiquitous. Is it possible to carve out a space for myself in lit studies without dealing exclusively with these issues?
  8. Hi all, I'm looking for some advice on gaining research experience. I am hoping to apply to MA/MS Programs in Counseling Psychology (I've got my eye on UK and Southern Illinois for my top choices) for Fall 2019, with the end goal of eventually getting my PhD. My undergraduate GPA was pretty terrible, but my GRE scores are solid, I am re-taking the two psych courses I did poorly in, and by the time I apply I will have four years experience working as a Mental Health Case Manager. I'm hoping I can get accepted going the masters route and show I am capable of good grades and go from there. So my question is, even for masters programs most say research experience really strengthens your application....where should I look to find research experience ? I did two research based courses in undergrad, and in one I worked with a team to create and run an experiment and presented for Psi Chi...but that's the extent of my research and that was almost five years ago. I've tried applying to some part-time research positions at the local university, but they are limited and I have had no luck getting interviews. Any ideas of where else to look? Will universities take on volunteer research assistants ? What have other people's experiences been with admissions to MA/MS programs (do they look a lot at research, are they generally competitive, will a good GRE help to balance out a poor GPA?)? Thanks all!
  9. Hi All, As part of a research project for my doctoral program I need participants for an online survey. The survey takes LESS THAN 5 MINS to complete and you can be entered in to a raffle for a $50 gift card as thanks for participating. The survey is on therapist's views of authenticity in the therapeutic relationship and includes a short demographic questionnaire as well as a brief multiple choice measure. Anyone who is a practicing psychotherapist (either licensed or in a training program) is eligible to participate! Here's the link: https://mspp.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5asBxgn7dxfP85T Thanks! Jamie
  10. Hello, I have begun to identify potential relevant websites and sources for my master's thesis, even if I start the program next Fall. I was wondering, there is so much information out there, at what point do you know when to stop looking for articles and sources?
  11. Hi, I will be joining Virginia Tech's PhD program in Computer Engineering. Anybody else got admits here ? I have some background in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Robotics, and I guess I will be pursuing research along these lines. However, of late, I have started picking up different interests, ranging from genetics to anthropology to music. So, I would definitely love to be part of a diverse community to exchange ideas about well, anything under the sun. If anybody out there is looking for a roommate or would like to connect, with a knack for movies, board games, comics, beer, up for a random discussion that can begin with Game of Thrones and end at the International Space Station, please do contact here.
  12. Hi! I am in serious need of help! I am currently a senior Psychology and Sociology major with no research experience other than the courses that I have taken in school. I switched my major to Psychology during the second half of my junior year. I wasn't able to acquire a seat in my school's psychology labs. I tried applying to summer undergraduate research programs, but I was either not eligible for the programs, or I was rejected. It may be too late, but does anyone know of psychology summer research programs that take graduating seniors? Any help will be much appreciated!
  13. My interests area are computer vision and robotics. I have four admits for MS CS. I would want to work in some RnD department in the field of computer vision after my graduation. 1) Northeastern University at Boston 2) Washington University in St. Louis (MS fellowship, research inclination) 3) Rochester institute of Technology (40% Scholarship) 4) SUNY Buffalo
  14. I have two offers I'm torn between. Offer 1: slightly better reputation with mentor whose research interests align better with mine. Tuition remission and $18k stipend as an RA with option to renew yearly for up to 4 years; more remote location, no "guarantee" on amount of future years of support--year to year budget Offer 2: slightly worse reputation (as compared to offer 1) in my field with a mentor with research interests further outside of mine. Tuition remission and $25k fellowship (no work required) for the first year with option to renew annually as an RA (more likely guaranteed funding for up to 4 years than offer 1); more urban location, would allow my spouse better options for finding work. What are your all's thoughts? Thanks!
  15. I need some advice. I got into a great school and everything is pointing me to go there except I'm not sure if there is a great research fit. I want to start not attached to a group so I have time to try out a few groups. The school has a good variety of research but only one professor that is doing research I originially thought I was interested in. How many people change their research focus after starting school and then also has anyone had bad experiences or heard of bad experiences going into a school not in a lab yet?
  16. I need some advice. I got into a great school and everything is pointing me to go there except I'm not sure if there is a great research fit. I want to start not attached to a group so I have time to try out a few groups. The school has a good variety of research but only one professor that is doing research I originially thought I was interested in. How many people change their research focus after starting school and then also has anyone had bad experiences or heard of bad experiences going into a school not in a lab yet?
  17. Current junior chemical biology major here. I want to do a PhD program in Computational Biology/Chemistry. However, my undergraduate research experience is standard wet lab biochemistry work. I got a biotech internship this summer and it's also very wet lab molecular biology heavy. I could try to hustle and take a lot of CS/Math my last year (maybe get a minor in CS or Applied Math) to build myself as an applicant for more computationally driven research and write an SOP about how I want to switch fields but I built general research skills from my experience, etc. Or should I basically just apply to the same bio/chem/biochem departments but bill myself as wanting to build upon the biochemistry research I've already done, making me likely a stronger applicant. Then if I got in I would make the switch to computational classes and research in grad school.
  18. Hi everyone. I'm considering applying to PhD programs (specifically in Education with a STEM focus) next year. I have a Masters in CS so already have GRE scores and I have professors that would be more than happy to write me letters of recommendation. I do not, however, have any published research. This would be the weakest point of my application. My grades and references are/would be excellent, and I have an idea of what I want to research. I do not, however, have an exact thesis in mind. I more or less have a "theme" and I was somewhat hoping that my exact research topic could develop after I started a PhD program. Is this realistic or do I need a more specific idea before I apply? Also, I would like to make contacts with professors in prospective schools to discuss my research interests and perhaps meet them face to face. Would most professors be willing to do this? How would I go about contacting them? Would a simple email be fine? I have points of contacts that can probably introduce me to some, but definitely not all of the professors I'd be interested in working with. tl;dr: 1) Do I need to know exactly, down to details, what is want to research in a PhD program when applying, or is a general theme okay? 2) What's the best way to reach out to and make contact with professors I'd be interested in working with? Thanks in advance.
  19. Hey You guys, I wanted to get insight on replication studies and what are the first steps to start one. Any information can help. I am starting one for my clinical psychology thesis -Isaac
  20. I have got into 2 programs and am waiting on other two, but have to get back on admitted programs soon. My main aim is to do research to put me in a better position for PhD in ML (deep learning and/or probabilistic modeling) later on but also keep option open for a job in machine learning like data scientist, machine learning scientist or research engineer in case I do not get into a PhD with an advisor in my research area. Below are my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. CMU MCDS: Great all around in terms of professors, research, courses and reputation. However, it is billed as a professional degree and so if I don’t get to do enough research with the right profs I would need to look for job and the kind of jobs available are mainly software engineer. Columbia MSCS: There is a thesis option but very little clarity on how many students are actually able to move on to successful PhDs in future as unlike CMU they don’t post information on alumni. I could hardly find any masters students on faculty research group pages so not sure if they are accepted by Profs for research positions. NYU MSCS: I have seen a few MS students here doing research with faculty but it’s the highest risk in terms of getting a job if PhD doesn’t work out as I’ve heard most of the people getting jobs in NYC banks which is not my top priority. Stanford MSCS: I almost certainly would take Stanford over all these as I think it provides the best balance of both choices but here too I see it markets itself as more of a terminal degree so I am confused. Kindly advise which one I should choose given my situation which has the maximum research potential.
  21. Anyone know if the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin has sent their decisions out yet?
  22. Hi all! If you know motivated research assistants who might be interested in a full-time lab manager position at the University of Michigan (to start in summer), please forward them this link: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137845/research_technician_associate I've worked with Arnold and Josh for two years as lab manager and have absolutely LOVED it, so if applicants have any specific questions about the position, they are most definitely welcome to email me at yuchingg@umich.edu.
  23. Hi, Context: accepted to two MS degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, waiting on a few more decisions. Questions: One of the programs is asking for a decision by March 13th, giving me two weeks from notification to accept or decline. Is this common? What is the general process for finding a lab in which I would work on my master's thesis? Does this come before or after I accept an offer? I feel like it would make sense to accept an offer based on knowing where I would be conducting research. Is it possible that the labs I'm interested in to fill their research assistantship spots by the time I accept my offer, thus resulting in me attending a school without an opportunity to conduct research I'm interested in? Should I begin contacting faculty I'm interested in working with before or after I accept the offer? Should I contact multiple professors? (I've listed 2 or 3 faculty I'm interested in working with in my application/SoP). I guess overall, how limited is the information available to me prior to accepting an offer of admission regarding funding, research, etc? Hopefully these questions belong in this subforum. Thanks, any input is appreciated.
  24. Hello all, I am still waiting on the results of my graduate school applications for fall 2017. I am in a gap year and while I was working full time outside of my field (Biology), I recently have been laid off. During my undergraduate studies, I spent several years in a particular lab, which ultimately resulted in several projects completed and publications. My experience in this lab inspired me to pursue graduate school and was an overall positive experience resulting in many friendships and a lot of personal growth. While I do have the option of going back to the lab that I worked in undergrad to do additional research, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about reaching out to PIs from neighboring schools to see if they need volunteer researchers for the upcoming summer months. I am interested in networking and reaching beyond the lab that I feel safe in from undergrad. Additionally, I think it would be nice to work in a different environment before beginning graduate school this fall. Any advice is very much appreciated. Thank you!
  25. I'm starting a MS terminal program in Clinical Psychology this fall. This program leads to licensure as a psychological associate, and an optional license as a professional counselor. My ultimate goal is doctoral study in clinical psychology. My undergrad is not in Psychology, and I am going in with no research experience. I want to be as strategic as possible while in the program to plan for future doctoral study. My options: -Work as a research assistant -Opportunity to attend conferences, be published etc... -Specialize in neuropsychology -Become counselor as well as psychology associate I plan to do clinical work and research after graduating, for awhile before doctoral study. With that in mind, would I benefit me to also be licensed as a counselor if I really want to be a psychologist?