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Careers in Nuclear Astrophysics

Created by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) to encourage students in grades 4-12 to consider a career in STEM.
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Micha Kilburn

on 26 May 2014

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Transcript of Careers in Nuclear Astrophysics

Careers in
Nuclear Astrophysics

What else can
you do with a
Ph.D. ???

What does a
scientist do?

How do you get to
be an astrophysicist?

and why you might want one
A degree in nuclear astrophysics can be very rewarding!
it depends on the day!
study hard
especially math, science,
and computers
go to college
major in physics
4 years
$$ extra scholarships for underrepresented groups $$
go to graduate, medical, or law school
additional 4-7 yrs 4-6 yrs 3-4 yrs
they pay you if you choose graduate school in a physical science, math, or engineering!
Hair?
Age?
What do
Clothes?
Scientists
it depends on the day
Want to know more?
www.JINAweb.org
JINA is also on google+
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
JINAmedia
look like?
Fictional "mad" scientist
You pick the scientist
A
B
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist
Sheldon Cooper
Character played by
Jim Parsons
A
B
Emily Dickinson
Poet
Marie Curie
Nuclear Physicist
A
B
Brian Schmidt, Astrophysicist
Won Nobel Prize in Physics, 2011
Jean-Paul Sartre, Philosopher
Rejected Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964
A
B
Jodie Foster
Actress
Lisa Randall
Theorectical Particle Physicist
In the media
Historical Women
Nobel winners
Look alikes?
Pick the non-scientist
Obama with science fair winners
All are scientists
Picture yourself in 15 years
Would you look differently if you were a scientist?
teach
hypothesis
analyze data
test idea
publish
research
including traveling for conferences
Japan
While getting my Ph.D.
I traveled to ...
Germany
Tuscon, AZ
New London, NH,
St. Louis, MO
teach yourself new concepts, techniques, etc
teach others by sharing your knowledge
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