biochemgirl67 Posted September 8, 2016 Share Posted September 8, 2016 But not for me! I'm quite happy in the sciences. My fiance is a materials engineer and has always wanted to do R&D. He did an 8 month co-op in it and has been working for the past 4 months in an academic lab. He's graduating in December and is trying to find a job until he says that he wishes he could go to grad school because R&D is impossible without an advanced degree. First off, is this true? He has a 3.02 GPA, specializations in polymers and metals (I'm pretty sure that's what they are called) will have 2 publications by the end of the semester, is a first generation Hispanic college student, and is super passionate about materials. So I'm trying to use all my resources (ie this place) to figure out if there is a way he can go to grad school at Vanderbilt, where I go, because he's been drooling over the program there. In biology, you can take a could of years "off" to gain experience as a lab technician. Is this something he could do? Would it help offset his GPA (Which started off low but had a strong upward trend)? What are some options he could come up with to make a career in materials R&D? Also, are engineering master's funded? I'm sorry my questions are so basic, but it's really a whole different world. Ask me about applying in biomedical sciences, sure. But engineering??? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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