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How many of you are studying to go into a scientific or mathematically based industry?
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Kurenai_Taka wrote:


power1x1 wrote:

Im a 3rd year EE student in Canada do I count? It takes about 4 years here in Canada to graduate with a B.A.Sc. for 'traditional' Engineering disciplines. Also, my school offers Engineering Physics as a study area ...


Of course you count buddy! Us polar bear-riding, igloo dwelling, snow-loving northerners must stick together eh? (though with the state of science and research in the hands of the government these days... )


It rains more than it snows here in Vancouver... but we do have lots'o bacon ...and international food...
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Well, I'm an electrician. Does that count?
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I know it sounds weird but i want to major in physics and computer sciences. I hope that I can one day say that I worked in building the first next big thing be it Giant Robot,Armor suit, ect
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I'm about one semester from a bachelors degree in pre-professional biology. I'm taking a gap year and then plan to apply to med school.
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I wouldnt say industry but I do want to major In Astro-physics ^^
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I'm going for a Computer Science & Computer Engineering degree which is very heavy in both math and well obviously science. Bachelor of Science is all I'm going for. I'll do my masters one class at a time, it'll take like 5 years, but I got to get to work first. Then I can push for raises and promotions.

Currently: Computer Science Tutor

Summer of 2013: I will be going for my first Co-Op with a company of my choice. If I do well I will be hired by them after I graduate.
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I was, then I decided not to.
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Getting my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene 6 months from now. Pretty much theres always a demand for health care professionals, but as I'm learning now in class, this job market is slowly becoming over saturated as there are ~3x more hygienists graduating than dentists.
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Well I'm trying my hand in Chemical Engineering, I'm just starting college and if that doesn't work out for me I'm still for sure picking a science field.
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6th Year B.S./PH.D in EE & CompE. Do work in Space Systems, Robotics, and Semi-conductor fabrication.

Now... If I survive engineering school, I'm promptly taking my nice shiny degree, buying a boat, and retiring on a beach on some nice tropical island...
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Zxzero wrote:

I know it sounds weird but i want to major in physics and computer sciences. I hope that I can one day say that I worked in building the first next big thing be it Giant Robot,Armor suit, ect


You're better off picking Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering instead if you want to build robots or powered suits. My concentration was Robotics and it was only offered to the EE or ME majors. Trust me, you will do more than enough physics and computer science classes needed for robotics.
Posted 12/1/12

Zxzero wrote:

I know it sounds weird but i want to major in physics and computer sciences. I hope that I can one day say that I worked in building the first next big thing be it Giant Robot,Armor suit, ect


Good news for you, if you take physics you don't need computer science. You'd be better off spending that time on engineering.
Posted 12/1/12 , edited 12/1/12

MrOhNo wrote:

I think any jobs created in engineering would be better suited towards environmental sustainability than space exploration technology; which will most likely end up in military tech before it enters space.


True. About 50 years ago. Military is broke now. I dislike to admit it, but we're right at the door of a civilian age with no wars. Humanity will strive for the next hundred years. We'll easily turn the ocean into drinkable water and we'll start tapping into the energy of the sun in a more direct way.

The space industry will not create that many jobs in the US in 20 years alone. That company will profit a lot by mining asteroids, but not yet. If they do manage to create a constant traffic to the asteroid belt, which would take roughly 2 years to go and come back at current technology, they'll become the richest company in the world. One asteroid alone of a kilometre or two (or even less depending on contents) could cost a couple of trillions. It would only cost a few billions to get there in unmaneed craft, but we don't yet have the technology to do so.

Gold and other precious metals aren't that rare in the universe. But in our case, most of it sank into Earth's core or near it, because that's how gravity works. We don't know much about our core, much less even dream about digging near it. In asteroids they're easily obtained. There's not much to stop you in the universe. Assuming other bodies (like Jupiter) don't affect it, if you throw a rock towards Pluto from space, it'll eventually reach, after a few million years of course.
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Zxzero wrote:

I know it sounds weird but i want to major in physics and computer sciences.


Why would that sound weird?
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