I need to write a statement of research interest for internships in applied mathematics and computational science that I am applying for this summer.
Having just finished my first semester of graduate school, I feel that I have not fully defined my research interests. However, I have participated in several ongoing research projects and have already interned at a national laboratory.
How can I write a successful statement of research interest at this point in my education? Should I write about what I have already done, or focus on what I want to research in the future?
If I focus on the future, I feel that I will have trouble articulating where I want my research to go... because I really don't have an answer yet!