Questions tagged [research-undergraduate]

About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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Replying to professor after months

I'm a sophomore undergrad and had approached a professor from my department towards the end of my freshman year to work under a project under him in the summer. However, the projects he supervised ...
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Advantages of professional (student level) memberships (in computer science)

I'm a sophomore undergraduate studying CS and I look forward to getting into research in future. Is there any advantage of being a student member of societies like ACM, IEEE, etc? I think it might ...
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Should I leave my area of interest as my supervisor advised? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student, applying for honours next year. I asked my current supervisor if he is willing to supervise me and he said he had to change the current project as I took a lot of time ...
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Are research opportunities common in India and how can I enroll in a research program in India during my undergraduate studies?

I am an Indian, currently in 12th standard and I am pretty sure next year I am going to be in a decent UNI for my bachelor's in physics. I have read a lot about undergraduate research in Western ...
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Linking stackexchange account with answers that have cited papers without access while applying for research opportunities [duplicate]

I am a sophomore currently and was active pre-university on one of the daughter sites. While answering questions, I would reach upon specific research papers, paywalled. I broke through them using ...
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Indicating undergraduate authors on CV

I have noticed that in some fields, it is common to indicate in your CV (with italics, asterisks, or other symbols) if a coauthor is an undergraduate student. I have even seen similar practices for ...
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Citing a Book in Projects/ Research Papers?

I am Currently Working on Writing my Undergraduate Minor Project Report. For that I need to Study Various Topics from Various Books. Now, My Process is to Read the Chapters Thoroughly and then write ...
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Does having publications on a completely separate field helps my graduate school application?

I am currently a mathematics undergraduate with every intention to enter a top mathematics PhD program in the future. I understand that having research experiences as an undergraduate is one of the ...
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how one is not accused of plagiarism when including an article in a MSc thesis? [duplicate]

Let us suppose that I am following my MSc studies. At the end of my compulsory courses I have an accepted article for being presented in a conference with my advisor. For graduating, I need to prepare ...
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How to prepare a talk for my PhD interview?

My PhD Interview in mathematics at an Austrian university is right around the corner and I need to prepare a talk of approximately 15 to 20 minutes about my "research interests" and present ...
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As an undergrad applying for PhD positions, can I add to my CV that I will be mentioned in an as yet unwritten paper?

I have recently completed a summer research project. In this project I completed sample preparation and preliminary analysis which will be used as a basis for further analysis. I have been told by my ...
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How much does one have to contribute to be considered a co-author (and therefore listed as such)?

I am currently doing undergraduate computer science (machine learning) research, and I'm wondering how much one has to contribute to be considered a co-author (and therefore listed as such)? I've ...
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How to get to pace in your first research project?

I'm doing my bachelor's thesis at a foreign university in Northern Europe. I come from a equally strong university in Europe and have always been one of the better students at my own university. The ...
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Choosing between two different professors to advise my undergrad thesis [closed]

I am a computer science undergrad student (second degree student, on the road to a PhD). I am in a bit of a pickle. I came up with a feasible research idea for my thesis and I want to work on it ...
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PhD student I am working with as an undergrad may pursue something similar to what my senior thesis is on, is this a conflict of interest?

I began researching for my thesis on subject X several months ago, and the thesis program is starting in a few weeks. I did not tell the grad student at the old uni about this yet - because originally ...
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Is it my responsibility as an undergrad student to figure out if my thesis is affordable?

I have an undergrad thesis idea that involves transformers. I am trying to take the lead on the idea before I contact a professor about it - i.e. figuring out exactly how I'd make it happen, and if it ...
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How to properly include research papers that are still not published in a curriculum vitae? [duplicate]

I'm currently working on two research papers that I will send in a month to a peer-review journal, but I need to write my CV right now to apply for a job. In my CV there are currently three sections: ...
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Listing preprints on CV (undergrad) [duplicate]

I'm now a second year math student at a top uni, and in the summer of my first year, I was a part of a small research team where we proved various new results related to Random Matrix Theory and wrote ...
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Should I mention an informal research intern in my CV?

I was doing an informal research intern in a research institution more than a year ago, and it's probably the only experience related to the scientific research during my undergraduate time. Basically ...
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What's a polite way of confirming if a position offered is official?

I'm an undergrad student, and I intend to start assisting a senior PhD student with her research work. I'm really interested in the work (definitely don't want to let go of this opportunity), but I'm ...
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Can one write a research paper on a engineering project idea that one cannot execute due to financial constraints?

We have a project idea of making a few processes in farming automatic. As it includes much of robotics the budget required is high, which we cannot afford. So, can I write a detailed research paper on ...
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What does “funding” mean for undergraduate students performing research over the holiday period?

I am currently an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience. I recently asked the research coordinator of our faculty if there were any opportunities to conduct research over the ...
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How to search who exactly to cold-email for a research internship?

I am interested in cold-emailing some professors to ask whether they would be willing to offer a research position to me. However, I am not sure who exactly to email. I have an idea of the sub-fields ...
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Should undergraduates add a “course-based research experience” section in their CVs?

I am an undergraduate student in the US getting ready to apply for some research internships as well as cold emailing some professors for some opportunities (all in the US). This will be the first ...
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Using a viral CV/ cover letter LaTeX template for undergraduate research internships

I am planning to apply for a few undergraduate research internships and I recently learned LaTeX, so I am thinking of transferring my resume from Word to LaTeX. I came across LaTeX templates for a &...
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Should I ask my supervisor before adding a spin to the project I was assigned, or go ahead and try to make it work?

I am a volunteer intern (funds are frozen for uni research assistants due to the pandemic) on a CV/ML project. Awhile back, I was assigned to detect and label moving objects in a video. After doing ...
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Discussing sole author vs first authorship in ML/CV with supervisor

I am an UG research assistant in CV/ML on a robotics project. I was given a surveillance video by my boss, and w/o being too specific, I was asked to find a way to detect something in the video. W/o ...
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Getting into grad school from an unknown undergrad university? Is it possible?

Pretty much what the tittle says. I'm currently studying for my TOEFL exam and considering start a graduate school application process for the next year or so, in Europe or Canada probably. I recently ...
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How do I turn down a project I'm not interested in anymore?

I'm an undergraduate student, and I recently got in touch with a postdoc at an institution different from mine - since I was quite interested in her research work. Now, after a few weeks (haven't ...
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Can an unpublished but accepted article be used for an MSc degree?

I have a student who is doing his MSc in CS. When he was finishing his courses we managed to present an article and it got accepted for a conference in the field. This conference is going to be in ...
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Volunteer undergraduate research system feels wrong? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student at a large state university system. The system hosts a program that encourages undergraduates to get involved in research on a volunteer basis (suggested weekly commitment: 6 hours ...
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Should I mention a cancelled research summer internship in my document? [duplicate]

I got the admission from Mitacs Globalink Research Internship last year, a research internship initiative in Canada, but it was cancelled due to Covid19. Now I am applying for my Master program in a ...
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Graduated but still working on bachelor's project, how to write in CV

I graduated my bachelor's recently (have not received the final degree yet, but all the requirements are done and I have a provisional degree). As part of the degree, we are required to do a bachelor'...
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What are the chances of getting into a great CS PhD program with research in a different field?

I am a CS and Mathematics double major going into my senior year at a very small liberal arts college. I aspire to get into a high ranking AI PhD program. The issue is that, due to the size of my ...
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Doubt about Reading Project

I'm currently doing a reading project under a PhD student. It's a fairly advanced topic that isn't taught at the undergraduate level. (For more context the project will be on the basics of "The ...
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How to get women to apply for theses and research projects requiring (rudimentary) programming skills?

I started my own research (sub) group in a STEM field some months ago at an EU university (bachelor/master/PhD system). Every student has to do a bachelor's thesis (6 weeks), research internships (...
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Publishing Unpublished undergraduate research after a decade

I want to see whether I can publish my undergraduate work after a decade. Context: This is to support my academic career as I am planning to apply for a PhD program (Biophysics/Chemistry/Structural ...
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Choosing an undergraduate research advisor

I'm looking to complete a senior thesis (I would also want to do other research, but I doubt the viability of this) as an undergrad and I need help understanding how I would go about choosing the ...
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If you had a bad mentor for an REU program, should put that on my resume to get into grad school?

I did an REU research program in my undergraduate college career. However, I had a bad experience because my mentor was not helpful and was very condescending person. I was told too that you worked ...
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Where can I pay professional researchers online to verify my results and answer my questions? [duplicate]

I am looking for professional help to verify some results I am working on and maintaining in a write-up. However, I can't get anyone for free since I was forced to leave my old university, Case ...
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What motivates you to do research? [duplicate]

I am a research undergraduate student who is in full time research internship in university. I realized that research needs A LOT of patience to obtain validated results A LOT of exploration. A LOT of ...
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Advancing my academic career in mathematics without university support

I am about eight months away from completing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. I am what you would call a "non-traditional" student - I am an adult who decided to change careers and I'm ...
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Is it reasonable to hold the grade of a student who has graduated? [closed]

My son took an Undergraduate Thesis course this year, and he could not submit his thesis at the end of the school year. Even he has graduated now, he cannot submit his thesis. His advisor insisted ...
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Improving work relationship with my advisor

I'm new to the research scene. I asked my advisor questions about the suggestions he gave in a couple of meetings. From then on, he insulted me a few times whenever he has to provide feedback on my ...
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Working unofficially and unpaid after internship got cancelled, should one give full commitment if not intending to continue as a researcher?

I am an undergraduate student who has signed up for a 4 months internship at a Canadian university with the Mitacs global intern program. The initial deal was to travel to the Canadian university ...
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Research topics [duplicate]

im a 2nd year Computer Science student, and I wanted to start doing research. Im looking for a topic to research on, or more specifically i want to know how researchers do the following: Find a ...
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Undergraduate research feels like it is going nowhere. Any advice from someone experienced?

A bit of a preface; I am an electrical engineering undergraduate student. Almost exactly a year ago I asked a professor I had as a freshmen (I'm a junior now) about joining a research team. I was very ...
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Do US university professors consider papers published in IJERT [closed]

Do US university professors consider papers published in International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT)? For an undergraduate student applying for research program, what do ...
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Researching with someone as a stopgap

I am currently an undergrad student looking to research with one particular professor. On talking with his colleagues, it was suggested that I first get some research experience under my belt; the ...
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How do I tell my professor that I am volunteering with another project? Should I?

I am working on a project as an undergraduate researcher in Prof A's lab. At the end of the semester, one of my class professors, Prof B, proposed an idea for a project, so I and a few other ...

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