: Large research school, consistently within top 30 nationally and in world rankings Major(s)
: MathGPA in Major
: 3.9Overall GPA
: 3.9Length of Degree
: Four yearsPosition in Class
: TopType of Student
: Domestic white femaleGRE Scores
: (revised or old version?)Q
: 167/170 (92%)V
: 164/170 (94%)W
: 5/6 (93%)P
: TBD (Just took the test in September)Research Experience
: 1 year collider physics, 2 years neutrino physics, full time research work for two summers, some at a national lab, month long independent work at the experiment site itself (international, remote). Gave an international conference talk this summer and a poster at a different international conference, working on papers right now (one hardware, one software)Awards/Honors/Recognitions
: Two awards at international conference this summer, Dean;s list + scholarships for college.Pertinent Activities or Jobs
: Research = life. I've also trained students in the lab and done my time math/physics tutoring before research happened.Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help
: I've taken 5 grad classes which I've done well in, 2 in particle, 1 in cosmology. Currently in charge of large chunk of hardware at a working experiment. Flexible with hardware and software.Special Bonus Points
: Worked my way up in life, unusual life, late start but still young (21). Female. I have been lucky to work for two well-respected professors. I don't want to reveal any more about my identity in this public post, but if you send me a private message I can tell you more.Applying to Where
I'm not sure yet!
I'm looking to go to any grad school with really strong particle/cosmology experiments (big groups, lots of active people who talk a lot, lots of technical-minded people). I don't care at all about the "prestige" of the school! I care about how knowledgeable and active the people are there.
I am not fancy. I just want to understand this stuff and do this stuff well.
Internet searches don't seem to reveal much...I'm looking for insider information I guess
Does anybody have advice for me?