About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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Is it ok to do research-based final year project involving a lot of theory in Bachelor's degree of Engineering? [closed]

I am a student of BS Electrical Engineering with major in Telecommunication. I want to start my final year project as my degree requirement. I am more inclined to research and development and I plan ...
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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 are some top CE/CS PhD programs you can quit halfway and still get a master's degree from it? [closed]

I'm an undergrad CS major at a state school trying to decide either to enter the software industry or grad school after graduation (I'm a sophomore but I'd like to plan ahead). It seems a master's ...
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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 ...
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How to deal with my own sloppy research published when I was an undergrad?

I am a grad student in computer science. Having read many research papers and having worked with an adviser has made me much more aware about best practices concerning presentation and reporting of ...
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What is the role of research in liberal arts college faculty evaluation?

Lately, I've been wondering why institutions with a primary emphasis on undergraduate education (e.g. liberal arts colleges) value research output amongst their faculty. This is not intended to ...
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Using Wikipedia definitions in research paper [duplicate]

I'm writing a research paper in finance. I'm taking help of Wikipedia definitions for the introduction part. Do I have to mention it in the Appendix part?
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Is it inappropriate to email a senior academic with whom I have no pre-existing relationship, asking to check/inform my work?

Is it inappropriate to mail a senior academic (e.g. professor), whom I don’t know, asking – to check Lemma, Theorem ( less than 3 to 4, short/ little) how a graph can be constructed (with given ...
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How to get ready for a visit to a lab where I would like to do undergrad research?

Hey I think this could be a duplicate question but I mostly found relevant questions for a college freshman. I am a senior physics major and I recently applied to a national lab that is associated ...
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How to ask summer research advisor for publication?

I'm an undergraduate currently doing summer research with an REU program. I feel that the research we've done this summer is publishable (although what do I know), and I'd like to do that, especially ...
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Is it common for an undergraduate thesis in pure mathematics to prove something new?

What do undergraduate students in mathematics do for their thesis, if they have done one, besides expository or applied math? I was thinking that the kind of research they do is something applied, ...
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How to get reviewed (undergraduate student's work/research)

I am an undergraduate student (final year, Computer Science). I am interested in research. I have worked and progressed (I believe) on a specific problem, namely graph isomorphism. Instructors in my ...
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How to get good recommendation when working under a phd student as an undergraduate

I am not sure whether this is normal. I worked under a PhD student last year and I don't think I had any contact with prof. After I finished my work last year, we arranged a meeting so I could ...
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What affiliation to put on a research paper as a college student?

I am an undergraduate, and I want to know what to put as an affiliation on a research paper.
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Should I say something to an undergraduate research assistant who isn't really working full time?

I'm supervising an undergraduate research assistant this summer, who I hired for a full time position. There are several other full time research assistants in the lab, who work about 35-45 hours a ...
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Research Posters - Do you put home university logo when you did the research at another university?

I am currently doing research at a school that is not my home institution. When I create a poster board for this research, do I put logos of both the school where I am doing the research as well as my ...
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Is my contribution enough to ask for co-authorship?

I am an undergraduate research assistant in a physics lab. At the start of my research term, my supervisor suggested a project to me. The project is to design, test and implement a piece of apparatus ...
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Seeking Your Advice on Preparing for Mathematics Graduate Programs

S.E advisers, I am a rising college junior (five-years tract) in US with a major in mathematics and an aspiring mathematician in the fields of theoretical computing and cryptography. I apologize for ...
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Including conferences in the CV of an undergraduate student

Do you think it is important to include a list of attended conferences in your CV when you are an undergraduate student? And what about the seminars you have attended which did not provide you with a ...
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Research fellowship after undergrad helps with PhD admissions?

Does taking a year off, to work as a junior research fellow or as a research intern, immediately after one's undergrad help with admission to a better MS (research track, not professional) /PhD ...
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Is it possible for a high school student to conduct research into computer science? [duplicate]

I am currently half way through year 10 and I am interested in conducting research into computer science. I am from a public high school in a small town in Australia. I want to go to Massachusetts ...
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Working in two research lab at the same time – unethical?

Is it unethical to work for two professors (two seperate research lab in two non-related fields) at the same time? I am an undergrad student currently working for professor A in a full-time research ...
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Is it acceptable for an undergraduate researcher to ask to work on a project that will yield publishable results?

I am currently a summer student working on a project suggested by my supervisor. While the project will not directly result in any publication, it will open up avenues for further research for the ...
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How to reminded a Prof of a promised recommendation letter (2 years ago) [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student volunteered at a research lab 2 years ago, working under a phd student. At the end of the work term, the phd student arranged a meeting with the prof so that I presented ...
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Undergraduate research in math, but no research paper, will this hurt me in graduate admissions?

I will be applying for admission into graduate school in Fall 2016. I did research with a professor last summer in mathematical biology. I have presented that research at a two conferences and have ...
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What if my professor writes me a negative LOR, in order to keep me working with him?

I am a undergrad student, and I am currently conducting summer research under a professor. During our last meeting, I have revealed that I wish to go to school A for my graduate study. But my prof ...
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Undergraduate vs. Graduate Research

Brief Context: I am a high school student having difficulty choosing between two undergraduate programs. My goal is to eventually work with quantum computing (computer science+physics) at the ...
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Could you get a doctorate based solely on a thesis written in your free time?

I am a very enthusiastic person academically and I love to gather new (sometimes irrelevant but useful) knowledge about my field in my free time. I am now at the point where I would like to start ...
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Apply to math Ph.D. programs [duplicate]

If I were to apply to a Ph.D. program for mathematics and in the application mentioned that my intended field of study would be something in algebra, would the admissions committee be interested in a ...
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How to explain to department's president that my time spent as an undergraduate assistant/intern was goalless?

This is a follow-up from my question here on my atrocious relationship with my internship/assistance as an undergraduate at a teaching lab. Since I only have some weeks left to end this awful ...
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What advice would you give to an undergraduate research assistant? [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate research assistant on an experimental physics project. I'm becoming aware that the skill set I learned from my classroom learning doesn't necessarily transfer over to the research ...
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What is the difference between research and a thesis at the B.S./M.S. level?

I will be a freshman majoring in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next fall, and I'm interested in their B.S.-M.S. 5-year program. I ultimately want to get a Ph.D. in ...
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What to do during summer?

So I just finished my 2nd year as an undergrad majoring in mathematics. I plan to continue on to a Ph.D afterwards, but only recently did I realize how behind I was... I haven't done any research, ...
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Dealing with intern supervisor who underestimates my abilities

I am an undergraduate student who got into a voluntary internship for a year in my department. Without going into much detail, I'm a trainee in the lab where programming lessons are held with lots of ...
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How to read a research paper with too many references to previous works?

I am a CS undergrad student who is just getting started with research and reading papers. My mentor has asked me to read a few papers. While reading I noticed that every few lines there are references ...
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How should I start Undergraduate Research in Mathematics?

Dear Academic SE advisers, I am a college sophomore in US with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. My algorithmic biology research got me passionate about the number theory and analysis, ...
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Should I focus on GPA or publishing (undergraduate)?

I have high GPA. However, I'm now in my last undergraduate year and I feel attracted to research and publishing research outputs. Should I go ahead with publishing my research? This may negatively ...
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Discovered that my BA topic has been discussed thoroughly …after i finished half of it. What to do?

I've found out from other professors that my topic for B.A. research is something that has already been covered thoroughly. My B.A. research topic covers the hindrances affecting high school students ...
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Email affiliation for an undergraduate student with a complex university address

Imagine I'm doing research on my own, and studying at a university. I publish this research, get accepted, and now I have to provide my affiliation. I have no problems of course using my university ...
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Do I have to prove all the theorems I mention in my paper?

I am writing a paper on a big theorem in Algebra. But in order to supply as many proofs as I find interesting, I have to mention the theorems used to prove this Big Theorem. Do I have to include all ...
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What counts as undergraduate research?

I've been asking around my department recently for opportunities assisting with research (I'm in electrical engineering). Some of my professors work in labs, but others do largely computer-based work. ...
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Should I ask for co-authorship as an undergrad student?

I was assigned a research topic for one of my psych classes this term. I designed the study, collected and analyzed data and then wrote a paper. After I presented my paper to my professor, she was ...
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How long does it take a student to conduct undergrad research and then release a publication based off of that research?

I'll be attending a accredited/well-recognized university for my undergrad this coming fall, and I'm just curious about research correlating with publications. I have a particular yearning passion in ...
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Increasing chances of getting a research internship with no experience?

I am starting an MSc in Computer Science in the autumn and I am concerned that I don't have any research experience. My interest is in Theoretical Computer Science and I am finding it hard to find any ...
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Changing tactics when natural ability is reached?

Question What habits and attitudes need to change when one hits the upper bounds of natural ability? This is the situation where you can no longer increase your rate of advancement. In effect your ...
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How important are independent undergrad projects in grad school applications for CS?

This may be a particularly specific question, but I am at a point where I can choose to take additional mathematics courses in the final year of my degree to strengthen my transcript for grad school ...
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How can I politely tell a professor that I'm too busy to do research with him this term?

I'm an undergraduate. I sent two emails to professors regarding potential research work. Both responded positively, which I didn't expect, and I started work with one of the profs last term. As for ...
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Two professors want me to work at their labs, and I'd rather work with one of them than the other

I'm an undergrad who wants to do research but I don't know many professors, so I asked my school's Dean for Undergraduate Research for help. He told two professors about me, and both showed interest ...
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Does one always have to present new results when publishing a paper?

I am an undergraduate student who had already worked in two undergrad "research" projects, but both of those projects were basically applications of methods that were already discovered. Furthermore, ...