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Questions tagged [projects]

Questions regarding the academic projects including either thesis projects or other projects which may be done in the universities with support of academies and in collaboration with faculty members and students.

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What does 'open position for bachelor project' actually mean?

I am third-year bachelor student currently seeking a research internship in Germany and I encounter many group websites that say something like: “We have positions for bachelor projects.” I am ...
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Deleting my name from a research proposal paper at school [closed]

In nursing school, we had a group project for a research proposal paper and presentation board. Also, the dean and faculty were to choose one of the groups to present their proposal and get an award ...
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Quitting a collaboration project without hurting collaborators

I am a PhD student collaborating with another PhD student A, under supervision of Prof. B & Prof. C. I am student of Prof. B. Student A is co-advised by Prof. B and Prof. C. Prof. B chairs the ...
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When you're collaborating with another group, how do you decide which one is the first author of the paper?

Say, A and B are two PhD students working on the same project, and C is their supervisor. D and E are two students working on a similar project to A and B's, and F is D and E's supervisor. The other ...
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How can I select really nice project ideas for undergrad research projects? [closed]

I wanna do a challenging project at the end of each course I take in college and am interested in bigger projects with wider scope as well. But I'm unable to come up with good ideas. Where can I find ...
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My significant other is a member of a research project that I coordinate. How to allocate funding?

I'm responsible for a large research project, with many members and some substantial funding for traveling to conferences. However, I'm now in a relationship with one of its members. How should I ...
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My masters project is very unclear, is it realistic to expect me to complete it successfully?

I am doing a masters in electrical engineering which involves a project done in association with a company related to the university. I initially thought this would be a good thing as I expected the ...
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Format for student “résumé” for capstone projects?

This coming semester, I am "managing" (teaching?) the capstone projects for eight undergraduate students. We are going to start from scratch in terms of ideas for projects, but one aspect I want to ...
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Refusing a research project and/or assignment because of personal convictions

Is there a general rule about what a postdoc or graduate student can or cannot refuse to do because of personal convictions? I assume that there must be institution-specific rules, but also maybe ...
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Blockage management for projects

I am currently a Computer Science undergraduate in my final year. I think this question applies to more than just Computer Science students, so I'll make it as general as possible. Throughout my ...
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How to Deny A Project?

I had a colleague who inquired if I would be willing to do some data analysis on a project of his. I thought, sure, why not and had the disclaimer that if the project is viable I'm on.   He's ...
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Format of project completion letter

I did a website project under guidance of one of my faculty, now i want a letter from faculty that will specify that i did that project under that faculty. I dont know the format of that letter.
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How should I present awards I won as a co-author in my resume?

I'm a co-author on a project. The project has been presented at 2 conferences and won 2 awards. How should I present this information on my resume?
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Computer Science - final year project of undergraduate degree (individual vs teamwork)

I'm in the final year of my undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. Thus, I have to choose between individual project or teamwork. In both cases, I believe that I can do well. However, I'm ...
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Can a project be a PhD research? [closed]

I am preparing PhD porposal the proposal itself is a project design plan. Is that possible for a Project to be a PhD research? My Project is about web portal from data science.
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How to make a complaint about grades? [closed]

My professor announced the grades. He told us in each part what grades we had. My oral presentation for the project was way better than other students. But he just gave me 89 for oral and gave others ...
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How to request a professor who has moved colleges to acknowledge project work?

At the end of last semester , I had taken up some research work under a professor of a different department. Now , I had been updating him with my progress on a weekly basis until my final exams ...
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Can we submit part of our assignment after deadline? [closed]

I have a deadline for handing in my assignments. One of them is tricky and I need to think more. I coded it but I am not 100 % sure that is right. Can I think more about it after deadline of ...
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Should I be worried that I have no set dissertation near the start of my 4th year?

I'm entering the 4th year of my STEM field PhD at a prestigious institute in Canada. My supervisor is a bit terrible; never around, and often with fantastical ideas that are much harder to realize ...
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how should I write my first email to co-supervisor? [closed]

My supervisor introduced me to a professor who has (already) accepted to be my co-supervisor, and wanted me to contact him and make an appointment. I want to write an email, but I do not know exactly ...
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Paid temporary job as research assistant

I'm a master's degree student. A professor of mine offered me work on some parts of his paper that I have good knowledge about, because of my background. He said he'll pay me in return, and ...
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Is it okay to judge projects on the basis of how long it took to develop them

I was showing my presentation on a project which I made in java/javafx to this evaluator(i'm a college student). And before I could start explaining the usage he asked me how much time did I spend on ...
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Uncertain graduate study plans due to timing problems with visa and professor's funding

I applied for the university of Alberta.Fortunately I have got funding opportunity through my prospective professor's grant. I have applied for a visa expecting to go with the January intake, and ...
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Is it unheard of to pursue writing a relevant master's thesis while enrolled in a capstone-project based masters program?

I am currently enrolled in a capstone project based maters program (in Analytics, from a business school) openly geared towards developing practical industry specific skills for its students. However,...
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How to present projects that will soon be published on CV?

I have several projects that will be published soon. I am the 1st author in two of them and co-author in 3 of them. How to present this in my CV?
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Why do highly successful people in computer fields say a degree in Computer Science is not worth to get “JOB”? [closed]

I'm studying Engineering in India. In Information Technology, Many CS-friends of mine told me that that degree is not worth it and that none of the subjects will be useful in my computer science ...
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System for organising printed papers in folders?

For the people here who do not yet work entirely electronically, and still use printed papers & old school folders to organise their papers, do you guys have a system for organising these papers? ...
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What to do if a team member does not work but they have to answer committee questions?

I am a master student in a French university and the university states that for a project students must form a team. However, I ended up doing the whole work by myself (They always come up with an ...
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Changing my field after having started my project for my thesis

I am about a month off of starting my Honors year at university (essentially an extra undergrad year aimed at getting students ready for research) and since I was very eager to get into research, I ...
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Emailing professor for help with (non class related) project

I am involved in an extracurricular university-affiliated activity for which I want to do an analysis involving computational fluid dynamics (CFD). There is a professor at my university who has much ...
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How to make a full article out of one straightforward, but interesting point? [closed]

I have an interesting idea, and did a fair bit of writing and research, with some good examples to display the idea. However, I still feel like the whole paper is too monolithic, like an extended ...
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Dealing with a slow moving project as a professional researcher

I have an undergraduate degree and I'm working as a medical researcher in a research lab, affiliated with a University. I've done very little since being employed, due to problems such as: lack of ...
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How to work with teammates who shoot down ideas in order to avoid work?

I am working with two fellow graduate students on implementing some algorithm for data extraction. We are in the mid-phase of our project and we still have roughly a month (20 days to be precise) to ...
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Unrelated project during PhD

I am in my 3rd year of the PhD program in theoretical physics. Although I would love to stay within academia, my hopes of obtaining a good position are dwindling because of various factors. Given that,...
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In a grant application, how to address gender aspects when working in a highly technical field?

The guidelines for a certain funding source ask me to address gender aspects. This call is open to all scientist, but I work with pen, paper and computers and I see no gender aspects in my work (only ...
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Sharing information between two mutually uninvolved collaborators

Let's say I am working on two, similar projects, on two separate grants with collaborator A and collaborator B. In the process of working with collaborator A, I came up with an idea for a new project ...
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Should I change project if my chosen one's core sciencific instrument is broken? [closed]

Background: I am a BSc student in Physics. The project work for us is divided into three phases: a 2-week summer project, and two project work through the year. All end with a report written by me, ...
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Is it okay that I don't meet my project supervisor until I can reach a certain subgoal of a long project?

I am doing a project in my university under supervision of a professor. This project constitutes many subgoals. My supervisor told me to meet with him to discuss about the project. But I couldn't ...
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Explaining current situation

As it turns out,I realised that, the field I'm working on is quite different than my original one. How to explain this current situation?
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Group-building for project, how to handle non-response? [closed]

I recently switched to a new university and our professor asked us to make groups for a big project next semester. Since I was new I sent an e-mail to everybody available if they are free. I got a ...
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Is it better to have done a Masters Thesis before applying for a PhD? Or are shorter semester projects sufficient? [closed]

Basically, I have choices between two universities for an MSc Physics, with the idea of pursuing a PhD in theoretical/computational neuroscience in top UK/US schools. In the first university, and I ...
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Would adding paragraph about the motivation provided by someone who doubted me to my final year project acknowledgment be unprofessional?

In my final year project, and since it will be my last postgraduate year, I want to add a taste of truth in my Acknowledgment, where I think it's the personal part of the project, where you are ...
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Bachelor Thesis supervisor in a CV?

I am currently working in a research laboratory in a University under the leadership of one of the university professors. This professor is in charge of several students doing their Bachelor Thesis ...
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how can I ask a professor about funding for master!

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result afterward....
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Attribution of authorship within undergraduate group project reports

I teach a senior design course for undergraduate engineering students at a public university. Our senior design projects are all team based, usually with three to five engineering students per team. ...
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My hardware can't run the code I need for my research

I have started doing a project and I promised to report my results every week to my professor. At the beginning, he told me you should have a reasonably good laptop. I thought my laptop could support ...
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How to gain skills in project management?

So far, my master thesis had an initial plan, and I would keep in contact with the PI as I need. However, now that the academic course comes to an end, all the students in the lab (3) we have to ...
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From thesis to a real project!

I'm currently writing a master thesis, which slowly became a real project which a "very big" institution is interested in using to create a product of their own. Eventually, I'll be involved in the ...
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If my B.Sc.project contains source code, should I include it in an appendix?

I do a B.Sc. degree project in computer science at KTH Institute of Technology. The work included a fair amount of source code written in C and NuSMV and the report is somewhat technical even for a CS ...
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Should I ask my professor to change my project group? [closed]

I am a grad student. I am taking a course wherein we were asked to do a group project. I asked around a few people but people seemed "paired up". I found a group of two people willing to take me in. ...