News: 30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

PopSci has compiled an amazing list of 30 college labs that would tempt anybody to re-enroll. If you know any high school juniors or prospective grad students, pass this along. They just might reconsider their initial choices.

30 courses are pictured below, click through to PopSci's 30 Coolest College Courses in the Country for descriptions.

Missouri University of Science and Technology: Experimental Mine

Career: Industrial demolitions
Learn to: Blow things up extremely well

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

George Washington University: National Crash Analysis Center

Career: Safety engineer
Learn to: Propel a sedan at 60 mph into a roadside planter

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of Alabama at Huntsville: Propulsion Research Center

Career: Rocket scientist
Learn to: Make things that go very fast and very far

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Northern Kentucky University: Barton Lab

Career: Geologist
Learn to: Study Martian living conditions here on Earth

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of Maryland: Space Systems Laboratory

Career: Spacesuit designer
Learn to: Test out new astronaut gear in zero gravity

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Colorado State University: Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory

Career: Mechanical engineer
Learn to: Make a 2,300hp engine stronger and cleaner

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Texas Tech University: Wind Science and Engineering Research Center

Career: Atmospheric scientist
Learn to: Hurl planks at walls to measure hurricane damage

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Cornell University: Game Design Initiative

Career: Videogame designer
Learn to: Create your own game

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of California at Merced: Dawson Lab

Career: Marine biologist
Learn to: Dive with jellyfish

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Carnegie Mellon University: Robotics Institute

Career: Robot designer
Learn to: Construct autonomous SUVs

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

New College Florida: Peruvian Amazon Field Course

Career: Rainforest biologist
Learn to: Follow rare animals up 150-foot trees

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Toy Lab

Career: Toy designer
Learn to: Build toys and test them on actual kids

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of Florida: Lightning Research Laboratory

Career: Building lightning-resistant objects
Learn to: Catch lightning—millions of volts of it

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Montana State University: Subzero Science and Engineering Laboratory

Career: Antarctic explorer
Learn to: Look for life in 250,000-year-old ice cores

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Stanford University: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Career: Condensed-matter physicist
Learn to: Capture 3-D images of molecules using powerful x-rays

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of California at Berkeley: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Career: Alien hunter
Learn to: Create software that looks for signs of extraterrestrials

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Utah State University: Center for Integrated BioSystems

Career: Genetic engineer
Learn to: Clone a mule

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

New York University: Interactive Telecommunications Program

Career: Interactive artist
Learn to: Design interactive videos for a 120-foot screen

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Stanford University: Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability

Career: Development entrepreneur
Learn to: Build low-cost incubators for premature babies in Nepal

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

New Mexico Tech: Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center

Career: Bomb expert
Learn to: Create your own diamonds, using tons of explosives

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of Houston: Sasakawa Intl Center for Space Architecture

Career: Space architect
Learn to: Design lunar pods for NASA

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Colorado School of Mines: Humanitarian Engineering Program

Career: Globe-trotting engineer
Learn to: Generate electricity for rural villages in Ecuador

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

UC San Diego: CA Institute of Telecommunications & Info Technology

Career: Virtual archaeologist
Learn to: Excavate a fortress in Jordan using virtual reality

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

College for Creative Studies: Transportation Design

Career: Mass-transit designer
Learn to: Design a hydrogen-fueled car with wind turbines attached

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

U.S. Geological Survey: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Career: Geophysicist
Learn to: Measure lava flow on volcanoes

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Penn State Univ.: Humanitarian Engineering & Social Entrepreneuriship

Career: Community-based engineer
Learn to: Create biodiesel fuel—in Kenya

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of Hawaii at Manoa: Marine Option Program

Career: Scientific Diver
Learn to: Tag animals near a coral reef in Hawaii

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

North Carolina State University: Forensic Analysis Lab

Career: Forensic investigator
Learn to: Analyze human remains

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

University of Wisconsin: Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

Career: Stem-cell researcher
Learn to: Observe monkeys for biomedical research

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

Boston University: National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory

Career: Bird-flu researcher
Learn to: Study pathogens with leading infectious-disease specialists

30 Insane College Courses That Will Have You Itching to Go Back to School

2 Comments

Well... I don't have that cool of a school but I'm still itching to get back to it anyway.

may those schools help in developing a robot in the form of suit to wear it quadriplagic patients
and receive voice orders taking its energy from their body heat
it is my dream for humanity

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