AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers

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Meet Drew

I have wanted to be a physicist for most of my life. After receiving my bachelor's and master's in physics, I made the obvious choice to enter a physics Ph.D. program. However, this route to a career in physics proved to be challenging due to struggles with the departmental qualifying exam, ultimately leading to my departure from the program. This situation forced me to understand why I really wanted to pursue physics and to reflect on whether or not I should leave the field entirely.

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