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    Using biomaterials, specifically polymers, in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
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    2019 Fall
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    PhD Biomedical Engineering

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  1. IceCream & MatSci

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    Materials Science and Engineering Applicant Profiles for 2019 Admission

    I would wait for two weeks or so, but once early April approaches, you may want to give up on Rice. Also, you may want to wait longer if Rice is one of your top programs. However, if you prefer the other places you were accepted at, then don't wait as long. Maybe Rice bases their second round of offers on how many people accept the first round? This could prevent them from sending out too many acceptances.
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    Duke vs NCSU for MS in ECE/Comp. Engg

    WOLFPACK! I am went to NCSU for my undergrad, so I am very biased. Like the people said above, ranking is not super important, especially since both schools are good. I will say that NCSU has a higher rep in engineering compared to Duke in my opinion. Nonetheless, I think what's important to think about is what place that will make you the happiest. Durham and Raleigh both have different feelings. Cost is also very important, especially since there is such a huge difference between the two. Would it be worth it to pay the large amount at Duke?
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    Is this okay to wear for Admitted Students Day?

    I think that's fine. Have fun at the visit!
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    2019 GEM Fellowship

    I didn't receive any emails about it either :/.
  6. Hi all! I came across this Nature article on tips for international students applying to grad school in the United States: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00845-z?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=db543bc5f4-briefing-dy-20190314&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-db543bc5f4-43891109 I hope it is helpful!
  7. If I were you, I would go to UCLA. If you like UCLA, if you have a good advisor or good potential advisors, if you have good and reliable funding, if you can see yourself at UCLA and would be happy there, you should take this opportunity given to you. MIT does have prestige, but I don't think that why you should choose a place because of prestige. There is also no guarantee you will get in next year, sorry to say. So, do what feels best in your gut. Good luck!
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    Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering Applicant Profiles for 2019 Admission

    Thank you! It is definitely a huge relief! I hope everyone gets to this point soon, and I wish everyone else the best of luck as well!
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    Vision and Dental?

    Yay! Congrats! This is great!
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    Vision and Dental?

    I would definitely ask someone who works in the graduate school office, a grad student in your department, and/or your future PI. Looking up health insurance can be confusing (the school I plan on going to has two health insurance types/premuims along with two different premiums for vision plans), so getting a definite answer from the school reassured me. Good luck!
  12. That is a tough decision. I sadly don't know much about anthropology and how to get a job after doing graduate school in that field, but the fact that you have a good advisor should definitely be something of importance. In my mind, more important than the ranking on the university, but since I am limited in my knowledge, I feel like I am not the best voice here. Good luck!
  13. Hmmm, I see. That can be concerning and I see why you are hesitant. I would maybe contact some grad students already in the department and see what they say and maybe you can get a vibe that way?
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    UConn Fall 2019!

    Going to UConn! Welcome everyone else who is as well (I hope I am not the only one)!

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