About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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How to start researching for a thesis topic [on hold]

I'm senior undergraduate student who has just received a thesis project from my professor to work on for a year. However, I don't know where and how to start. What would you suggest? The project ...
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Research Institute Qualifications [closed]

I am setting up a research institute into neuropharmacology and psychoactive substances. I would like to offer a diploma covering topics in the areas and it wold be assessed by myself. Does anyone ...
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As an undergraduate, how can I explore research topics that may interest me without having a background?

I'm a fourth-year undergraduate looking to apply to graduate physics program this year. My problem is this: I don't know how to pick a study/research area for graduate school. I enjoy my ...
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What do this status on ScholorOne Manuscripts mean? [duplicate]

Its my first research paper under review by IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing Previously the status was Under Review since March 1 2016 and now it is With Associate Editor I come to know ...
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Trying to transition into different undergrad research area, how to approach professors in new area?

I am currently an undergraduate studying Physics and Aerospace Engineering. For most of my time I have been doing research in Applied Physics (optics, lasers, light-matter interactions stuff along ...
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

I graduated with a bachelor's in math a few years ago and this year I've applied to several graduate programs and have been rejected. One of the graduate coordinators gave me some very helpful ...
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How do you leverage a good transcript in PhD admissions?

A lot of the posts here are about getting a bad transcript through PhD applications - my question is the converse. I'm applying to engineering PhD programs and I have quite a good GPA (3.92/4.00), ...
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Dodgy research done as an undergrad [duplicate]

As an undergrad (age 20-21), I had published a paper in a national conference and a poster in an international one on my own - there was no involvement from my college or any professors (there wasn't ...
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What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of leaving tenth grade early to pursue an internship at a prominent research lab?

I'm a tenth grader in high school and I'm passionate about my research in computational neuroscience. I'm in a unique situation, and I'm wondering whether I should leave tenth grade early this year to ...
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Attitudes on “Incomplete” Undergraduate Theses?

Backstory: I have submitted my honors thesis to my department in the past weeks, and it is not what I would honestly consider a complete product. I have done due diligence in the background and theory ...
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Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?

I'm a bachelor student in mathematics writing my thesis at a small university in the US. A PhD student that has the same supervisor has spent a very significant amount of time working exclusively on a ...
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Is it unethical to edit the text of my undergraduate thesis prior to sharing online?

My undergraduate thesis was completed almost a decade ago and is not available online, nor was any publication made from the findings. I would like to share it online, but looking back on it I notice ...
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What should a student look for in an undergraduate thesis topic/supervisor?

I am an undergraduate student (in maths) looking for a topic and supervisor for my thesis. What criteria should I use to judge whether a project/supervisor combination will make for a good thesis and ...
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How common is it to outsource tedious research tasks to undergrads?

How ethical or common is it for grad students to actively hire undergrads into their lab for the sole purpose of outsourcing tedious labour? Is this frowned upon and is it really any different than a ...
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How to come up with an effective undergraduate research topic - for scholarship?

Winter semesters ends on April 13th. Summer research/classes - May 15th I am a second-year civil engineering student. Juggling between options, I planned on cold emailing many people for job ...
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How to start doing undergraduate research in mathematics when I have limited support from my professors?

I have no research experience and I'm in my junior year of college. I'm very interested in doing research in any field at this point (combinatorics or linear algebra would be especially preferred) and ...
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What can I do if my advisor threatens to take away authorship of my undergraduate research work?

My mentor professor has threatened to take authorship of my work away from me because of a disagreement. Can she do this? Is this plagiarism on her part for not including me as an author? I wrote the ...
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How to recruit strong REU (undergrad research) students from other institutions?

Occasionally we find ourselves with some REU (research experience for undergraduates) money in hand for summer research on a particular project. This funding is allocated for undergraduate students ...
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How do I explain to a prof who is not happy with my actions which were simply a mistake due to miscommunication? [closed]

I had emailed a professor for a summer internship opportunity. He had accepted me and aksed me write a proposal for applying through a fellowship. I replied back putting down some points for my ...
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How to make transition from trade school to graduate degree?

This question is asking how to bridge the gap between knowing programming to research. I'm an undergraduate in a decent BA computer science program at a college with a decent-to-low reputation. Most ...
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Can my undergraduate research thesis be published in a scientific paper? If so, how should I go?

I'm starting my bachelor's degree thesis and i will do some research work. If I achieve good results can my work be published? If so , who should get the credits? I'm afraid that my prof or his ...
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How to most effectively get good at a new topic?

I have recently had a change of interest and would like to focus on a different area within my field. That being said, I want to stress that the area happens to differ quite a bit from my current ...
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Could an undergraduate with an applied physics background get a research spot in a university lab in aerospace?

I am an undergraduate who has a very impressive resume in applied physics related to lasers and ultrafast optics but my major is going to be in the aerospace field. I want to do research in an ...
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Write a reminder about a possible undergraduate project

I am currently doing some research for choosing a topic for my M.Sc. thesis. A week ago I sent an email to an external professor (I mean, not one in my University) asking about whether we could ...
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How to deal with a student lacking commitment

My question is whether anyone has advice for dealing with difficult students. Specifically, if a student is taking up your time/mental energy and you can no longer justify this investment, how do you ...
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How can writing a Review Paper possibly help in the CV of a undergraduate student?

I'm a student of computer science amd I've written a reseaech review article on Fibonacci Sequence which will be published next month in a math journal. All I wanted to know is how will it help in my ...
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How can I tell my advisor that I'm not going to work for free?

I am an undergraduate student of Physics in Spain. This year I have to prepare my bachelor thesis and I also applied for a fellowship with the same advisor to do further research on the same topic. I ...
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If an undergrad maths student publishes a paper in renowned journals, then will he be able to get chance in top universities? [duplicate]

My grades are average and I want to study mathematics in top institutions like cambridge, princeton etc. If I am able to publish a paper in mathematics in high impact journals, then will it be ...
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studying research methodology

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Agricultural business. One of the course I will do is Research Methodology. What is academic research methodology course and what should I expect?
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Likelihood of an undergrad publishing from home [closed]

I am interested to know what the likelihood is that an undergraduate would be able to publish an academic paper (particularly in a STEM field) from home. For the sake of argument, assume they are an ...
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As an undergrad in research, how should I deal with a uncommitted PhD co-worker?

I'm a sophomore in CS planning on grad school, so I asked Prof. A to do research, hoping that I may eventually get some publication (which was understood). Prof A. is THE star in our department (and ...
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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 ...