irockhard wrote:Hey guys, I have two questions.
1.Does going to a school that's top 10 in physics and having a very good GPA give one any advantage of getting into a top 10 grad program?
2. How big of an accomplishment is it to give a presentation to a group engineerings and scientists at a major national lab (like Argone or Fermi) on a research topic? Is it a big deal on one's resume to grad school?
1. it does to some extend. because you have better research opportunities and maybe the program is better known, so they know what they get. it also can help a lot on the lines of harvard and MIT who work together a lot, so you just switch schools per se
2. It is an accomplishment, I just dunno how it ranks compared to a AAS, APS meeting