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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 7th, 2013, 12:43 pm
by SilverNight
Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
I plan on studying computer science and maybe astrophysics. Doing astronomy in Science Olympiad was what got me interested in astrophysics.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 7th, 2013, 2:48 pm
by The Eviscerator
I'm thinking CompSci and one of Electrical/MechE/BME/Econ/Math. I obviously still have some narrowing down to do, but these aren't really related to my Science Olympiad events at all (maybe Remote Sensing).
Interestingly, I thought there'd be somewhat more of a connection (after all, we do get to choose our events to an extent), but maybe not.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 7th, 2013, 11:24 pm
by Kokonilly
Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
I'm thinking bio (or biomedical computation, but that's only a tentative idea). Unlike other people, it seems, I was directly inspired by my work in Anatomy to pursue medicine further, and now I'm considering a career in medical research. My other events were far less influential, though - I'm not going to be a geologist or paleontologist or epidemiologist anytime soon. (Probably. You never know.)

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 8th, 2013, 7:07 am
by chia
As of now I'm thinking mechanical engineering (yay building events), but that's subject to change/dependent on where I'm going. Whatever I end up doing, it definitely won't be entirely pure/theoretical, though. Since it's pretty difficult to double major when one is engineering, I am hoping to minor in English, linguistics, architecture, or photography.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 8th, 2013, 12:51 pm
by 49ers
Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
Ironically, I'm planning on going into astrophysics, chemistry, music, or optics, of which I have only done Astronomy and Optics in Science O related events.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 8th, 2013, 2:34 pm
by FullMetalMaple
Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
I'm going into biochem because of Protein Modeling. I also considered astrophysics for a while because of Astronomy.

Science Olympiad itself is the reason I'm majoring in science.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 8th, 2013, 2:59 pm
by AlphaTauri
Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
I'm going into biochem because of Protein Modeling. I also considered astrophysics for a while because of Astronomy.
Heheh, I refuse to go into biochem because of Protein Modeling (that event drove me INSANE...well, more insane).

I'm thinking of majoring in MechE with a specialization in Aerospace, with maybe a minor or a double major in Physics (a lot of the classes overlap, I would think); Caltech would be my dream school for that because of JPL, but I'll probably be happy no matter where I go, as long as it's a decent school with plenty of opportunities.

I also considered going into astrophysics for a while, but I decided that I'd rather be the person getting to design/create the cool stuff used to study astronomical objects, rather than staring at graphs and data tables and blurry blobs for hours on end :P

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 8th, 2013, 10:38 pm
by quizbowl
It looks like my primary major will be Geophysical Sciences, and I'm either double majoring in Chemistry or Biological Sciences (Ecology & Evolution). Although a minor in Cinema and Media Studies is not out of the question.

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 10th, 2013, 1:19 pm
by quizbowl
Double post ;_; but decided on Biological Sciences and Geophysical Sciences. Paleontology!

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Posted: April 12th, 2013, 7:21 pm
by gh
In case any builders are on the fence about engineering schools: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/03/28/geo ... education/