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  1. #176
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    Jan 2013
    Go to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. No mountains, lots of water, etc..... Plenty of options when you get out with the five year commitment - if he is way into engineering go split atoms and run a nuclear plant on a submarine or aircraft carrier, be a Marine, regular ships, fly planes (longer commitment). Only five years - get great hands-on experience. They have quite good engineering there.

  2. #177
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by AmmergauerTele View Post
    Go to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. No mountains, lots of water, etc..... Plenty of options [snip] if he is way into engineering
    i did the week long preview session back in the day when looking at schools
    my takeaway was you can do tons of different things at the Academy but you would graduate with two majors: leadership & engineering

    cool place & tenure track for interesting jobs, but you need to be a good fit because the Navy has specific needs & they don't really make many exceptions

  3. #178
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    ETH Zurich (English: ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, the school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[4] Like its sister institution EPFL, it is part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, part of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.[5]

    In the 2021 edition of QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich was ranked 6th in the world, placing it as the second-best European university after the University of Oxford. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject, it ranked 4th in the world for engineering and technology (2nd in Europe) and 1st for earth and marine science. Also, ETH was rated 8th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020.

    ETH Zurich has a world-class reputation in academia and industry.[citation needed] As of 2020 there are 22,200 students from over 120 countries, of which 4,180 are pursuing doctoral degrees.[6]

    As of November 2019, 21 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 2 Pritzker Prize winners, and 1 Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the Institute, including Albert Einstein. Other notable alumni include John von Neumann and Santiago Calatrava.[6] It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and a member of the CESAER network.

  4. #179
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    Dec 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Good time for the boys to go to college

    Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.

    At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline.
    so there are only two genders in college? interesting
    what's orange and looks good on hippies?

    rails are for trains
    If I had a dollar for every time capitalism was blamed for problems caused by the government I'd be a rich fat film maker in a baseball hat.

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