Deciding between Univ of Maryland, Ohio State, and Univ of Rochester

uwlaxphysics
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Deciding between Univ of Maryland, Ohio State, and Univ of Rochester

Postby uwlaxphysics » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:59 pm

I finished my last graduate school visit and it still hasn't made my decision any easier. I was wondering if anyone has had experience at Rochester, Ohio State, and UMD and could give advice?

A little about me:
-Interested in plasma physics, high-energy-density physics, and laser-matter interaction
-While I'm leaning to those above topics I'm open to other areas of research and so I'm drawn to bigger schools that give me many research options to sample
-Worked at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and studied high-energy-density physics
-My end game: To work at a National Lab. Therefore connections from research groups to national labs are a big deal.

Other things to consider:
-Ohio State offered a first-year fellowship
-Rochester is the "lowest" rank, but offers access to LLE and is the only university that studies high-energy-density physics

cosmosis
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Re: Deciding between Univ of Maryland, Ohio State, and Univ of Rochester

Postby cosmosis » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:32 pm

Rochester undergrad here. One of my grad friends works for a plasma professor and she did an internship at Sandia and will go there to do her thesis. I would recommend maybe getting in touch with the specific professors you are interested in and ask them what type of national lab opportunities are available.




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