1) What will you study in the United States?
I will study Materials Science and Engineering in the university of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.
2) What is your major? In what aspect of your major will you study?
My current major is Chemistry, and my present specific field of study is Material Chemistry, which is also a branch of Materials Science. Material chemistry focuses on finding some new chemical synthesis methods and the relationship between the methods and the property of the materials.
what is your future specific major?
Well, materials science has a lot of branches, I’m very interested in my current research area, and will probably continue with it after I go to UIUC.
3) What will you do in USA?
I will study for my Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and engineering in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. It may take me 5 to 7 years, then I will come back to china.
why will you finished you degree in five years?
Usually, for Ph.D. of engineering in UIUC, it will take us 7 years to finish our study. But a schoolmate of mine who is now studying in UIUC told me that if we work hard enough, we can finished our courses and research project in five years.
I hope I can finished my graduates study and get the degree in five years since I want to come back earlier to assist my father . he is not young and does need me to help him with his business as soon as possible.
why will you want to finish you degree in five years?
If I can finish my graduate study in five years, I will come back at a earlier time to carry on my father’s factory. anyway, my father is getting old, and he does need me to help him with his business as soon as possible.
4) Are you going to study in USA?
Yes. I will study for my Ph.D. degree in Material Science and Engineering in UIUC. I plan to finish my study in about 5-7 years and then come back to china.
5) When/where did you get your BS/MS?
I’ll get my Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the beginning of this July form Peking University.
6) What/where are you studying now?
I am studying for my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in Peking University at present.
7) How long will you study in USA?
About 7years. If I work hard enough I can finished my study and get the degree in a shorter time.
8) Do you have any scholarship/financial aid?
Yes. The University of Illinois has offered me a position of research assistant. Besides the tuition waiver, I will get a monthly stipend of 1500 dollars during my graduate study.
9) What do you want to study in USA?
I want to study for my Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science and Engineering in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This program in UIUC ranks top 3 in the United States.
Why transfer your major?
Actually my present specific field of study is Material chemistry, it is also a branch of material science. (it is a interdisciplinary major between chemistry and material science) So my graduate major will be essentially the same as what I have studying now. would you like to my paper published on Chemistry of materials during my undergraduate research?
10) What do you do with your work for BS?
I have learned for more than 50 courses and carry on research work on my specific area.
what do you do with your work for Ph.D.?
In the first year, I will mainly take courses. Later I will join a research group that I am interested in to carry out research. I will try to finish my work and dissertation and get my degree in five years.
11) What is your purpose for the visa?
I need an F-1 visa in order to study for my Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering in UIUC.
12) What is your academic background?
I have been studied in the chemistry department of Peking University since 1997. I will get my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the beginning of July. My interested area of study is Material Chemistry, which is a branch of Material Science. I have been doing research in this field for more than one year and published some papers. so I have built up some background in materials science. What I am doing now is try to synthesis some nanoscale materials.
13) How do you know this Univ.?
I knew UIUC from many channels such as US news because it is very famous for its school of Engineering. It has a top 3 graduate program in Material science and Engineering in the United States.