About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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Is it okay to record travel time for an undergrad research assistant?

I'm an undergrad research assistant, I work at the hospital on campus and am paid hourly. FWIW, I also live on campus a two-minute walk from the hospital. I went to the city hospital to do some ...
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Recommendation letters for REU from grad student

I am a mathematics grad student who is often the primary instructor for undergraduate courses, and I have been asked by one of my previous students to write a recommendation letter for REUs, which are ...
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Should I mention undergraduate research history when writing a resarch statement for a faculty position?

I am a PhD student applying to academic faculty positions in mid-sized institutions in the United States. I am writing research statements for ecological/environmental positions with a major focus on ...
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Can I submit a paper to an IEEE/ACM journal even if a similar paper is already published by someone else recently?

I'm an undergrad computer science student who has been working on a paper for the past few months, and quite recently I saw a similar paper already published by someone on IEEE. Can I still publish ...
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How do judges evaluate presentations at an undergraduate conference?

I'm giving a presentation at an undergraduate conference. There are awards given for the best talks. The focus of each talk is what the student has been working on for their research project. What, ...
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How to pitch a research idea to a professor as an undergraduate?

I have an idea which I'd like to work on with a professor at my university. In my initial email would it be arrogant to ask if he's interested in working with me on this particular topic (he's ...
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How to approach undergraduate research without official program?

I am a second year mathematics and physics student. My primary goal is to enter a post-graduate program in mathematics and hopefully progress further, should I possess the capability. I attend a South ...
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Should I take credit from the idea that I have initially suggested?

I had an idea for a project and discussed it with my professor. The professor said that it was a new idea and we could try it. We agreed that we would first research more about the feasibility of the ...
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What if an undergraduate concentrated on research on the account of his study? [closed]

I am studying medicine. We study different disciplines and different specialties during our undergraduate years. My subject grades aren't very good. Then, I rushed to research and biostatistics ...
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Is it better to do undergraduate research in the summer, or during the school year?

Also, if an undergrad does research during the school year, are they expected to be as productive as someone working during the summer? Do professors calibrate their opinions of students to account ...
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How can I progress with researching/working with profs with a bad transcript?

I've been asking a lot of questions on here lately (my apologies to the admin for that), but I've become very worried about my future as I've had a terrible semester. I'm a second year student ...
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Mass (spam) emails seeking short term internship, solutions

This question asking if the subject of current question is spam or not serves as the motivation for further, seeking solutions. As can be seen from the answers and comments, the emails from ...
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What do I do if I don't have anyone to write my letters of recommendation for undergraduate research programs?

I'm currently a second year student in maths and I want to apply to some REUs but I haven't made any remarkable relationships with my profs or anyone in the department. As well, I've just been an ...
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As a 2nd year undergraduate, what should I do to enhance my maths grad school application if I don't get into noteworthy summer programs?

Sorry for the long title, but I just received some of my marks for the semester including a C+ in a programming course and F in a cell biology course) and am worried that have ruined all my chances at ...
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Dealing with professor after not getting back to him on a project?

I was supposed to do a project for one of my classes and I talked to one of the math professors at my school for ideas and he was excited about my project and even got one of his grad students ...
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Are results from CFD analysis of enough to write and publish a paper?

Some intro : I am a student of BTech Aeronautical Engineering from India. And I am going to publish something in a scientific journal. Dilemma : My research is about CFD (Computational Fluid ...
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How much research experience do US grad schools really expect from an undergraduate CS student?

I'm in my third year at college, currently pursuing CS. I've developed quite an interest in social network analysis and machine learning and have, thus, been working on research papers that lie within ...
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What belongs in the “Work Experience” section of graduate applications - is undergraduate research experience included?

Nearly every graduate school application has this section for Work Experience. Are things such as REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates) considered work? Or is this meant for work that isn't ...
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Finding original research ideas/topics as an undergraduate student

I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in mathematics and biology. My plan is to combine both of these fields with the hope of somehow working with modeling infectious diseases through the ...
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My undergraduate research advisor pressures me to work more hours than I want to, but I don't want to risk ruining the relationship. How to proceed?

I am burned out and exhausted and need a place to rant and get advice. =( I am an undergraduate student majoring in Information Systems who was hired a few months ago to work in a Human-Computer ...
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Short Research Postgraduate Courses

Are there any mathematics or physics postgraduate courses (not taught courses) in the UK where you can continue a piece of research work you did whilst an undergrad? So you effectively do a project ...
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When looking for students to work on a research project: contact good students directly or contact all class then select the good ones?

When teaching an undergraduate or graduate course and knowing about some good students, what would be the best approach in inviting them to join a research project? Contacting them directly, or send ...
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Does unpublished paper matter for U.S. graduate school application?

How different are papers that are "in draft", "in review", and "pending publication" for graduate school application? I have a research paper that's already drafted, but my PI is aiming for a ...
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How to contact a prospective supervisor for undergraduate research at another university?

There are many helpful posts explaining how a hopeful graduate student should contact a potential supervisor (example 1, example 2). However, I cannot find any advice about how an undergraduate should ...
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How can a business student seeking MS admission can really acquire potentiality in doing research?Is it enough reading recent business articles?

Before getting master's admission in university specialized on business field, the prospective student has to show and prove to the academic professor that he has the necessary research skills(at ...
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Asked to perform task I lack skills in

I am a undergrad student of biology, I was a computer science major but flunked out. One of my professors teaches/is learning genomics and wanted me to help him with a project since he assumed I had ...
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How to show a student the work done in the lab is the lab's (or is it?)

Difficult to title this, but in essence, I am working on the premise that ethically, the work done in the lab belongs to the PI and the lab as a group. So if there is another question that deals with ...
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How to publish proof of something if the academic level is lower than expected and cannot publish to a journal or a conference?

I am an undergraduate student with an interest in Computer science, so recently i have discovered new concepts and algorithms related to patterns and simulations (i.e biological simulations & ...
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I have agreed to do undergraduate research in a lab, but then I found another lab that seems more appealing. What are my obligations?

I am an undergraduate student in a European University (for privacy reasons, I will not reveal any personal information that may identify me). I am interested in research, and a month ago - or so - I ...
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How can an undergraduate student conducting mathematical research with a professor expect to contribute?

I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in Applied Math. I have been reading recent papers published by two of my professors who I admire and I'm wondering what it would be like to conduct ...
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Is attempting to get published in undergraduate history journals worth it?

I'm very interested in trying to get published as a history major in order to ease my path towards becoming a history professor, so I've been thinking about trying to do research on my own. As a ...
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Undergraduate thesis quality in research field

I'm a graduated student who is trying to continue his education with a Master or possibly a PhD. Surfing the net, I noticed that to enroll for some PhDs an example of writing is required. I ...
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Undergraduate research paper [closed]

Is it possible to publish a research paper in economics at the under graduation level without studying it? I am doing BSc in physics math and statistics at Bangalore University. However I have ...
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How to describe my favourite scientific publication? And why I have to do that?

I recently obtained my degree and I am applying this period for PhD studies in order to start next year. In one graduate program where I am applying they ask me to give details about my favorite ...
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Research internships at universities and funding

I'm going to graduate next summer from my bachelors. Before pursuing a masters program, I'd like to get to know research groups at different universities. Some universities seem to offer some kind of ...
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Research opportunities (in machine learning) for undergraduate students at colleges without good research programs

I am fascinated by machine learning, and have been experimenting with ML techniques in code for a few years now. I would really like to run an experimental study about the most effective ML systems ...
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Should I address all my research experience in my personal statment?

I'm an undergraduate applying for PhD in engineering, and I've been involved in 3 different research projects. The first project is rather unexciting for me, and I chose not to ask the professor for a ...
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Mentioning a Professor and his comment in a mail without his permission

Can I mention someone's(academic) name and comment which I got from a mail, to another academic (to increase the credibility of my work) without informing the first academic that I am going to use his ...
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Is having done research a must when applying to a graduate program in CS? [duplicate]

I live in Mexico and I go to a private University where doing a thesis isn't a requirement for graduating (many universities in Mexico follow this). I only take classes and do small projects for ...
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How valuable is a conference paper in Avionics and Aerospace Engineering?

I am a student doing my undergrad in Electronics and Communication engineering and wish to pursue a career in Avionics. My paper was selected for presentation at 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, ...
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Resumé – how to include grant awarded to my undergraduate project but is part of a bigger grant?

I am aware of similar questions, but they don’t really apply to my situation. I’m applying to graduate schools and I would like to list a grant I received as an undergraduate on my resumé. The ...
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What does it mean if a professor does not respond to an email about research in a week

I emailed a professor a week ago about any potential undergraduate opportunities he might have in his research lab. I have not yet gotten a response. Is this normal? the end of my email went like ...
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Graduate school applications with papers in the peer review process

I am currently applying for graduate school and I have research papers that are currently in the peer-review process. What is the best way to send the schools these papers, since in the application ...
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If I were to ask a professor on sabbatical to consult with him on a paper I'm writing, would I be imposing on him?

I'm a fourth year undergraduate philosophy student. Last academic-year, I took a seminar with a professor that I had known reasonably well before I took the course. During that seminar we had ...
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Is it OK to edit my undergraduate thesis results?

I'm current an undergraduate student working on a research project for my thesis. In my project, I obtained quite a large number of inconsistent or strange result for my lab analysis of my samples ...
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Listing books read on a CV for undergraduate research in mathematics

I am currently making my CV for undergraduate research internships in Pure Mathematics. I have read many graduate level books on the field out of my own interest. Whenever I was stuck on a difficult ...
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Professor wants to change my thesis' interpretation in favor of his research. How to react?

I am about to finish my undergraduate thesis. The interpretation/conclusion i wrote is basically a statement which matches well with research of other groups and has a widely accepted scientific ...
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How can an undergraduate Computer Engineer start making publications before his Thesis?

I am interested in getting involved with research, but I don't know exactly how or what I should be doing to achieve that. What would be the best moves to do towards the campus, teachers and/or other ...
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Giving back to my undergrad program

So, I'm starting up a small business (a software shop) and as far as I'm concerned, that puts me in the 'giving back' phase in my life. One thing that I'd like to do is help my alma mater improve its ...
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What is the time and topic etiquette for a first meeting with a professor to discuss research?

I am meeting with a biology professor to discuss opportunities for an undergraduate research assistantship. I initiated the contact by introducing myself via email and sending him my CV and general ...