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Shawon

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About Shawon

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  • Birthday August 13

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  • Gender
    Man
  • Location
    Republic of Korea
  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
  • Program
    Material Science and Engineering

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  1. Which department are you going into? Have you applied for housing?
  2. Which department are you going into? Have you applied for housing?
  3. That's great! I am a little worried about the COVID-19 situation though
  4. Hello everyone. I noticed the meet and greet threads for MSU are pretty old, so I thought I'll start one here. I am attending Michigan State University this Fall. Anyone else joining? Feel free to mention anyone else you might know too! Stay safe!
  5. I have been living in South Korea, so I am not exactly oblivious to cold. I saw this documentary on YouTube and the only thing the narrator repeats is the cold at MSU. BU has already sent out a few offers according to the results page. You think we have been screened out or waitlisted? I mailed them last week. They replied in one line, saying my application is under review.
  6. From an international student perspective, Boston might be too expensive though. If your wife is running businesses in the area, you are a lucky man! On a different note, Michigan State has extended me an offer. But it's so cold in Esst Lansing half the year, I am a bit skeptical honestly
  7. Have you heard back from BostonU? Looks like you really want to stay in the Boston area?
  8. That sounds like an accurate description. The hype is just that, hype. Have you heard back from BostonU? They said my application is still under review after I mailed them. Considering how flooded the results page is, I was worried! Also, UDel was rather swift with their rejection
  9. So I am gonna start! Let me know what you think, and if you think my list of Unis may need some balancing! Undergrad Institution (approx. rank/reputation in STEM): Public University (Top 10) in Bangladesh, science and technology university Master's Institution (approx. rank/reputation in STEM): Public University in South Korea (not very well known) Undergrad Major(s): Chemistry GPA in Major: 3.18/4.00 Overall GPA: 3.16/4.00 Graduate Major(s): Materials Science and Engineering (still getting MS, finishing before Fall 2020) Overall GPA: 4.00/4.00 (actually the scale in out 4.5 here, which wounds up to 4/4 in US system) Demographics/Background: Bangladeshi male, mid 20s GRE Scores: Q: 168 (93%) V: 153 (60%) W: 4.5 (81%) IELTS: 8.5/9.0 (L-8.5, R-9, W-7, S-8.5) TOEFL: 117/120 (R-30, S,L,W-29 each) LOR: I'd say decent to strong. All three are Professors in Korea, including my supervisor Research Experience: ~1.5 years Publications/Abstracts/Presentations: 1 SCI (First author) 1 SCIE (First author) 1 SCI-under review (first author) 2 Oral presentations at a local and an international conference 1 poster presentation at an international conference Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduate school scholarships for academic merit, 3 national debating championships in college and high school Fellowships/Funding: None Pertinent Activities or Jobs: ~1.5 years full time RA and <1 year TA Other Miscellaneous Accomplishments: Long debating experience at a national level (regular title winner) Anything else in your application that might matter (faculty connections, etc.): Some generic replies. One asst. professor at MSU took an interview and she said I'd be a good fit for her lab Research Interests: Quantum materials, Electronic materials, Semiconductors Institutions/Programs: UT Austin, Cambridge, UC Davis, BostonU, Michigan State, UDelaware (not sure if I should include any safeties though)
  10. Hello everyone! Since most of us are almost towards the end of applications, I thought it'll be a good time to start this thread. As a continuation of @IceCream & MatSci's post last year, I thought this could be helpful. So those of you who are applying for Materials Science and Engineering programs for Fall 2020, this is your place to share and talk to fellow aspirants! (It won't be wrong to call this a 'support group' now, would it?) Feel free to post your credentials, and results using the following format! Undergrad Institution (approx. rank/reputation in STEM): Major(s): Minor(s): GPA in Major: x.xx/4.00 Overall GPA: x.xx/4.00 Demographics/Background: GRE Scores: Q: xxx (xx%) V: xxx (xx%) W: x.x (xx%) LOR: Research Experience: Publications/Abstracts/Presentations: Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Fellowships/Funding: Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Other Miscellaneous Accomplishments: Anything else in your application that might matter (faculty connections, etc.): Research Interests: Institutions/Programs: Comments:
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