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Poll: Poll: What is YOUR level of education??
At school. --- 214 (37.54%)
Undergraduate degree (university/polytechnic etc.) --- 181 (31.75%)
Postgraduate degree (Masters, etc) --- 62 (10.88%)
PhD (doctorate, whatever) --- 46 (8.07%)
Professorship (assistant or full, inc. Nobel prize winners) --- 11 (1.93%)
Have completed school, but no degrees to this point :-P --- 56 (9.82%)

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[*] posted on 4-2-2011 at 07:18


I studied mechanical engineering until I discovered I liked chemistry a whole lot more.

Working for my bachelor's in chemistry, 3rd year and loving it.




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[*] posted on 4-2-2011 at 13:17


MS in Math (1988); BFA in Music, BA in Math (1986).

Got a 5 on the AP Chem exam years ago! ;)

Was given an extremely "dangerous" 1960s chem set by my crazy uncle in the 1970s. Missed it a lot, recently decided to rebuild the lab. It's been a blast, and I can afford much better stuff now! Learning quite a lot here, so thanks!

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[*] posted on 6-3-2011 at 10:51


I am an unskilled and unemployed chimp with no education whatsoever.




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[*] posted on 10-4-2011 at 22:18


don't feel bad i never finished pharmacy school and turned out to be a tradie because of my nefarious record.
you would think that once you do your time it's paid in full, not anymore.
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[*] posted on 17-10-2011 at 13:49


Chalk up another PhD in the ranks.
Synthetic organic
But I rock at fixing vac pumps too!

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[*] posted on 10-1-2012 at 11:59


ATM I'm in yr9 secondary school in the UK, and I hope to complete AS/A2 levels and study synthetic organic chemistry at university.



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[*] posted on 10-1-2012 at 12:31


i have an associate in physics and studied lab tech and chemistry since 1993 i also have a 2 years degree in nuclear physics...but astronomy is what got me interseted in science since 1988 ...
but i drive a semi for a living now, and dream of going back to school ...
i guess i dont fit the profil of the poll..

[Edited on 10-1-2012 by neptunium]
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[*] posted on 10-1-2012 at 12:54


literately AT school
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[*] posted on 10-1-2012 at 13:49


I am undergraduate Chemistry bachelor.
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[*] posted on 6-3-2012 at 17:31


I'm an Instrumentation engineer.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2012 at 18:46


I am not sure exactly where level of education fits into the poll but, I am a couple months away from finishing my first year of graduate school in hopes of completing a PHD, Currently I am in a physical organic group that designs receptors for the purposes of studying molecular encapsulation. specifically the project I am working on involves designing receptors that hydrolyze GX nerve agents.

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[*] posted on 16-5-2013 at 19:10


just a BSc in biochem looking for employment
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[*] posted on 30-6-2013 at 02:29


Bachelor in biotechnology
Bachelor in Chemistry - Biochemistry
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[*] posted on 14-7-2013 at 04:54


Quote: Originally posted by DougTheMapper  
I studied mechanical engineering until I discovered I liked chemistry a whole lot more.

Working for my bachelor's in chemistry, 3rd year and loving it.


I agree, chemistry is fvcking fascinating.

I have a degree in mechanical engineering from a junior university in Silicon Valley.

The most skilled engineer I have had the opportunity to work with was a U-Conn BS physics degree. He was an EE at one place I was a design supervisor at. The man ran rings around the ME's & tool & die guys, and did the work of 3 or 4 EE's.

I probably learned more from watching him than from any professor.


Because of the way society treats people, I think it pays to have the pH.D., as long as you don't have to go into debt to do it.

I was recently looking at schools. ETH Zurich looks like a good school - 600 Francs per semester + English as primary language (I think). It's a long way to go for a degree, unless you like cold & skiing. :)
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[*] posted on 22-7-2013 at 08:34


I got my bachelor degree in chemistry a little over a year ago. Thinking about going back for molecular biology, then grad school.
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[*] posted on 30-7-2013 at 11:45


This seems like a good place to ask, in Belgium there are 3 ''levels'' of education, ASO, TSO and BSO
ASO is the ''classic'' and what i'm doing now, TSO is slightly higher technical but generally equal to ASO and BSO is for ''dumb'' people who are going to do labor.
I found a direction in TSO that does chem. and its appealing. But I want to know, is that a wise choice?
thanks




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[*] posted on 30-7-2013 at 23:25


In 2nd year undergrad chem, with postgrad aspirations :cool:
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[*] posted on 19-8-2013 at 14:37


I'm currently an chemistry undergrad (Senior) at a local university. I hate America's out of control tuition costs, and how education is being made unaffordable at an alarming rate. My school is one of the worst examples of the university system gone wrong, despite the fact that it has a stellar chem department.

I WILL be a chemist one day, and I will give the uni NONE of the credit for getting me there. I taught myself everything out of my textbooks and my own lab. As much as I love america, I would be glad to get the hell out to practice chemistry in a more free country. I honestly don't care if I never got employed as a chemist in the future. I love chemistry for chemistry's sake, and the university has become more of a hinderance than a help....

[Edited on 19-8-2013 by MichiganMadScientist]
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[*] posted on 19-8-2013 at 16:07


I'm in my senior year of getting a Bachelor's in Material Science and Engineering
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[*] posted on 8-5-2019 at 14:15


I just started studying, but I have an accomplished job training as laboratory chemist and some years of experience working as one.
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[*] posted on 27-5-2019 at 20:43


Left school at 14. Kicked out of 5 high schools. Accepted into Autistic Superstar program for legends at same age where I got to attend a 4 day workshop at UNSW where I picked a chemistry based workshop as they were to have a explosives and pyrotechnics display... Loved chemistry from the age of 12 as I enjoyed making crude explosives, loved hobby rockets and found napalm to be awesomely brilliant... I learned all I good from the Brittanica collection at my home (pre google innit)... as I grew I found myself obsessed with the action of my stimulant medication, the chemistry of the drug (dextroamphetamine sulfate), the neurochem/science/biology of the brain and why the drug acted the way it did... I went to university to learn first principles but found Calculus difficult with no maths background... I taught myself mathematics and from here the world of Physics was opened up to my dumbarse... I discovered my hero Michael Faraday and his champion the great James Clarke Maxwell... I ignored biology but then thought myself stupid as fuck for not wanting to understand the beauty of how DNA is transcribed... long story short I like science and used to be a massive hedonist raver... I also enjoy Military history and weapons technology... My fave tank is the Sherman Firefly... fave gun is the British 17 pounder anti tank gun (firing discarding sabot round... Tungsten core... Could penetrate even the might King Tiger of the Wermacht...)



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