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Are many figures in a paper considered bad practice?

I am in the process of writing a paper for one of my PhD test series. As the test series was extensive, with many different materials and specimen, there are quite a lot of figures: images of the ...
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Can I be accepted into another university for masters in a different subfield of the same subject?

Im finishing my masters in aerospace engineering on the subfield of propulsion. During my studies I got really hooked on spacecraft design and their applications. Is it possible to get another masters ...
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Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. to do research in making warp drive a reality [closed]

I would appreciate some feedback on my specific situation. I have always been passionate about space exploration and would very much love to start doing research on not just the physics that would ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need to consult specifically with the academic community. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff ...
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Would an F and repeating some C courses affect my Grad admissions [duplicate]

I am a 3rd year student in Communications Engineering undergrad. Previously I was a physics major for my freshman and half of my sophomore years (1 year and a half ). Unfortunately for my university ...
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Pursuing PhD 5 years after master's

I live in Germany and want to continue my studies in Pharmaceutical engineering with a PhD. Since it has been 5 years since my master's degree, do I have any chance to be accepted and what can I do ...
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Recommendation Letter sent from an unofficial email of the director of a start-up

I work for a start-up. Due to budget constraints, employees don't have company domain specific emails yet, we just have one general domain email ID for clients to contact the company. I need to get a ...
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Pure math courses for mathematical biology? [closed]

For research at the PhD level and beyond in mathematical biology, what math courses come in handy (beyond calculus, ODE, statistics and probability and linear algebra)? I know it heavily depends on ...
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Is completely remote collaboration with colleagues from other cities/regions/countries possible in practice? (technical and natural sciences)

In fact, one group of scientists from one city/country for another group from another city/country are remote co-workers (employees). This means that you need to choose one of several formats for ...
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How do University-graduated Spanish 'Ingenieros' demonstrate their certification is actually a Bachelor's Degree?

For International procedures: migration, working, education, etc. How do University-graduated Spanish 'Ingenieros' generally demonstrate their Degree is actually a Bachelor's Degree, considering the ...
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

I am a PhD candidate working with a large computer code (my code plus others, well over 100,000 lines). I am starting to realize that the code will always have bugs in it, no matter what I do. I'm in ...
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PhD scholarship applicability for low GPA in Bsc and good grades in Msc [duplicate]

I have done my Bsc.Eng ( civil and environmental engineering). In first 2 semesters i got good GPA 3.64 and ranked 9th from 250 students and selected to civil and environmental engineering program. ...
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Minor mistake in setup, no time to redo it. OK to publish anyway?

Before publishing, I found a minor mistake in a study that took a month to do. The mistake will not affect the main conclusion of the work, it just shifts a curve on one of the plots ever so slightly. ...
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Only one co-supervisor is supervising, but my project is in other co-supervisor's field

I'm currently a PhD student at a US-based university in electrical engineering. I started my PhD in 2021 with co-supervisors A1 and B1. However, I found working with A1 and B1 to be very difficult due ...
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MSc Thesis supervisor wants to push paper to conferences, yet is super obscure on the topic, he just wants to rush

My supervisor pitched this idea of working on this "sms abuse" paper, he claims it will be a "breakthrough" and no one has publish something like this before. He wants me to ...
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How does research in academic science differ from that in academic engineering

Personally I come from science (theoretical physics) and know numerous people in Engineering. Speaking to them I see that the kinds of things I tend to be interested in and what they are interested in ...
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The work of mathematicians in physics and experimental labs

I am especially interested in a course in a well-known and renowned experimental physics laboratory. When applying, among the questions they expect you to answer, they ask how I think my knowledge ...
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CGPA Calculation for US institutions

A US university's application portal has provided this 4-point scale and told me to note the CGPA. Where A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, E/F=0 How do I convert my CGPA to this scale? MY undergrad CGPA scale has A+...
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Mixed-level class of undergrads and PhD engineers: grading on different curves

I teach an elective chemical engineering mixed-level class. About 30% are 3rd year and 4th year undergrads each and the remaining 40% is a mix of Masters and PhD students. I want the grading to be ...
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How can I shift my mindset from engineering to research

How can I shift my mindset from viewing my research project solely as an engineering project, given my background and extensive experience in software engineering, to better embrace the research ...
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Advice on transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Mathematics?

I'm at the tail end of a BSc in Electrical Engineering, and want to shift my academic focus more towards mathematics. I've enjoyed the engineering courses with a large mathematical foundation, and I ...
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Engineering internships as a mathematics undergraduate

I'm a second-year mathematics (pure and applied mathematics) undergraduate. In a few months time, I'll be embarking on the summer internship programme. I'm really interested in engineering (...
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Referencing style for Publications in German CV (Lebenslauf)

What is the Referencing Style ("Referenzierungsstil") for Publications ("Publikationen") in German CV ("Lebenslauf")? Should I use APA or IEEE referencing style for the ...
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Cold emailing professors as a potential doctoral student 2024 [duplicate]

I graduated with a B.Sc in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am planning to apply for Ph.D. programs for the spring/fall 2024 intake. My research ...
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Is it Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or MEng given the Swedish "civilingenjör"?

The Swedish "civilingenjör" is translated to "master of science in engineering"; in my case, it's "master of science in computer science and engineering." There isn't a ...
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Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics Double Major [closed]

I am entering University this next semester as a mechanical engineering student, but I need advice about potentially getting a second major (most likely in mathematics). Here are the main points ...
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With a software engineering bachelor's (BE), how can I work on finding a cure for cancer?

I am in my last year of studies for a bachelor's degree in software engineering and I am currently considering different options for my career path. I don't have any background in medicine, but I ...
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Shifting to Applied Math from Civil Engineering

I recently Graduated. My major was Civil Engineering. I want to apply for an Applied math Ph.D. My undergraduate thesis was on continuum mechanics that use heavy tensor machinery. Would any applied ...
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Would an internship at a private company in India make me competitive for post-docs in the US?

I am on the verge (4-5 months) of completing my PhD in micro-scale heat transfer engineering in India. My long-term goal is to get a post-doc in the US or Europe and remain in academia long term. I ...
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Correct National Board Certificate for Software Engineering Instructor? [closed]

I am a public high school teacher in Washington State, USA. I have a CTE Teaching Certificate, and teach Software Engineering, Office Applications such as MS Excel, and occasionally IT Fundamentals. ...
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Is being a 'corresponding author' helpful to get research grants and apply to positions in academia?

I am a PhD student in the USA in the field of Aerospace Engineering. My supervisor had mentioned that he will be the sole 'corresponding author' in all journal publications. Consequently, I am not the ...
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Partially funded MS at a top 3 vs Funded PhD at a top 20

My ultimate goal is to get a PhD and get into academia. I have two options in front me: 1 year MS at a university (whose department ranked #3 in world). The tuition is funded but there's no stipend ...
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Research papers/articles comprehension

I am new in the PhD field (hydroinformatics). I have a question: How can I understand a research paper thoroughly? I am perplexed about how the authors got the results. How can they calculate it? How ...
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Should I give up on academia after failing my qualifying exams?

I failed two of my PhD qualifying exams (STEM) and will be mastering out from the program. I do not want to give excuse for myself but I feel like a lot of it comes from my bad relationship with my ...
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How useful is a third language for a Engineering scientific/academic career?

I am a PhD candidate in Teleinformatics Engineering and, during my academic career, I was required to learn English in order to write articles, communicate with partners around the world, read books, ...
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How important are grades in engineering graduate school

People generally agree that grades don't matter in graduate school because they are reflective of your understanding of other people's work. What matters is the work you did and your research. But ...
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How might a lecturer go about inspiring women to consider a career in physics/engineering?

I saw a job advertisement recently with this line: We are looking for candidates [for this teaching position] who are able to inspire women undergraduate students to seriously consider careers in ...
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What is the best way to teach interdisciplinary engineering topic?

After hours or even days contemplating about how engineering fields could be distinguished each others, especially on interdisciplinary topics, I am questioning about what the best way that could be ...
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Is graduate school still an option for me? [duplicate]

I am a senior in Electrical Engineering. I always wanted to go to graduate school to at least get a Masters but I am now starting to doubt that it is even an option for me. GPA of 3.4ish with a major ...
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Can I join Master's in CS in Oxford, Mit, University of Edinburgh or similar colleges as a ECE student from India? [closed]

I looked into the colleges given above and under requirements it says that electrical engineers would be eligible for CS degrees. I'm going to study ECE as my undergraduate course. Would that also be ...
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Is writing IT how-to articles relevant experience for engineering CV?

I am a mechanical engineering PhD student doing computational research. I recently had an assistantship which consisted of helping the university IT office install engineering software on our Linux ...
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As a Computer Engineering / Computer science major, i am quite anxious and embarrassed of my mathematical aptitude

Respected Academics, i hope you can help shed some light and hopefully provide some guidance. To start off, i want to clarify that i love computers since a very early age. I used to game from a very ...
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Being a peer reviewer: does it positively affect the chance of getting a Ph.D. admission?

Does anyone know how being a journal peer reviewer affects the chance of getting a Ph.D. admission? Note that I majored in mechanical engineering. I've published a few papers in some prestigious ...
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working as lab Engineer in Germany

I got employed as a lab engineer In a university of applied sciences in germany. I originally come from Egypt. I'm very highly qualified and hold a PhD from the United States , in addition to years in ...
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Why did only a few professors reply to my Ph.D. positions inquiry? [duplicate]

I am doing a M.S. degree in a mechanical engineering program. In the previous three weeks I sent a letter inquiring for an opportunity to over 20 professors whose lab's website clearly showed Ph.D. ...
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Presenting at a conference with no results

I am an undergraduate engineering student, I recently submitted an abstract for an upcoming conference in about a week. However, I have not produced any results yet and have not gone far in my ...
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TVöD rank for an engineer in Germany

I am a French citizen currently employed by an Institute part of the Helmholtz association. I had been looking forward to starting this position for a while and was a bit in a rush when signing my ...
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Thoughts on graduate school application consultant?

I plan to apply to graduate programs to get a master's degree. My undergraduate GPA isn't impressive (3.067, can I round that to 3.1 on my résumé?). I completed a certificate program in geographic ...
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Pursuing a UK PhD with a Greek BSc + research experience [duplicate]

I am beginning my final semester of my 4-year undergraduate program, studying Informatics (Computer Science) in Greece, and I expect to graduate this September. I would like to pursue a PhD in the ...
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How big of a deal for seeking a PhD is it, if one is not allowed to disclose details of his master thesis?

My masters program is in physics. I already have quite some research experience, but almost exclusively in the R&D department of two well known companies. Therefore neither my bachelor thesis nor ...
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