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 idea. The professor would be the project head/guide for it with me and my friends as part of the team.
Now, he has given this project to his senior students. He says that we still don't have much needed technical knowledge, so the senior project members will be of help. This is correct.
However, I feel we, sophomores, will just be sidekicks in the process and will lose out as major contributors to the project, although we will be part of the team that will be involved in modifications and development of the prototype .
The fact that we need help from seniors is very true and necessary
I have just discussed the basic mechanism but design of the individual components with the professor and the design of the whole model itself still has to be worked out.
Do I really lose out on giving away my idea?
Thanks for all the answers and clarity.