Questions tagged [research-undergraduate]

About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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College Chemistry Seacrh [on hold]

I have a slightly above average sat score ~1200 and I'm very interested in chemistry, are there schools that have good chemistry departments that I could get into, I've had a lot of trouble trying to ...
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Asking PI I barely interacted with for letter of rec?

I'm a rising senior and will be applying to PhD programs this fall. I'm wrapping up a research project I was doing this summer at another school (basically an REU-like program) and the school is at ...
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Professor said we should meet again, but never answered my email

Recently I tried to join a lab as an undergrad and do a research project next semester. I e-mailed the professor and he arranged an interview. Interview was pretty normal, and we talked about an ...
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Applying for a graduate-level Research Assistantship as an undergrad

I am undergraduate student, applying to be a research assistant for a relatively new professor. During the interview, after discussing the research project he was currently working on, he made the ...
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How do I politely decline a project with my (to-be) supervisor

I'm an undergraduate student, and one of my teachers asked me & my friend to work with him in the summer break (1 month remaining) and he would award us internship certificate from his lab (paid ...
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How to get into computer science research as a college student

So I saw this article on getting into computer science research; it helped me but I still have questions more relevant to my position. I'm getting ready to start my sophomore year at my university. I'...
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help becoming a research assistant

This is probably me overthinking a lot but I really don't want to screw this up. There was a flyer sent to me by my adviser for a research assistant opening for one of the psych professors on campus. ...
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Professor stopped replying to my e-mails about lab positions

I emailed a professor about a potential lab position in the summer about two weeks ago. He replied a very nice e-mail the next morning saying that he is interested and has open positions. He asked for ...
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Should I include code in my research paper?

My paper is about a specific application of blockchain. I've developed a basic prototype for it and so far, I've described it in detail, and put screencaps of the interface for it. Should I also ...
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Ways to demonstrate (“show-off”) contributions as an undergraduate in research

I am an undergraduate CS student at a US college. Before this summer, I contacted a professor in Game Research and was offered the opportunity to work with one of his PhD students. Currently, I am ...
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How can I learn to establish good research questions?

My problem is that I struggle with finding/posing questions that are worth researching. I think the reason is my lack of experience, but I am eager to learn and don't want to only rely on my ...
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Can this be counted as a research experience for Grad school?

I've recently completed my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from India. In my last year, I worked on two four-month projects in two leading research institutes affiliated to the government of India....
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How a man can go after his desire of research without following coaching institutes for qualifying competitive exams? [closed]

The era in which we live is full of competition, I want to know why competitive exams have taken such an important status? I have read about Mr. Daniel Kane, Mr. Terrence Tao etc. they are so famous ...
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Prepared for 40 Hour Research Internship - Changed to 20

A bit of backstory- I'm a rising sophomore undergraduate student studying computer science who is strongly interested in urban planning as well. This spring, I put about 12 hours a week of work into ...
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What factors do I consider before deciding to ask my summer research guide for a recommendation for grad school?

I've currently finished two years of undergraduate study in physics. I'm at the end of a close to two month summer research program in math, at one of the best universities in my country. While I'd ...
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Should I leave my undergraduate research project?

I’ve been working on a project for about 4 months simulating optics in a beamline for ANL. I’m the only person on the project developing the simulation. The software being used is brand new, open ...
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Working with PhD student instead of professor

I'm currently an undergrad, and our university has a research program that I'm taking part in. I was hoping to get the chance to work with a professor, but in reality I just worked with the professor'...
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Ethics: How to deal with a professor who will not accept their inaccurarcy in judging my work?

First, I am a mathematics major who is doing an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in mathematics at my school. Initially, I wanted to do an REU outside of my school because I have had this ...
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Difficulty finding research mentor

I am a currently an undergrad sophomore and am aiming to go to grad school for a PhD. I would like to do research with a professor at my school during the semester for (among many other things) ...
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Conducting research as an undergraduate

I am an undergraduate and am about to begin the last year of my degree. I live in a country with very limited research opportunities for undergraduate students, and wish to gain research experience ...
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Is it possible to work on independent research project with a professor from previous university?

My Undergraduate education will be ending soon, and I want to work on an independent project with one of the professor even after my graduation before joining another university for my masters. Is ...
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At what point should I no longer include my former professor as a coauthor?

I graduated from university somewhat recently with a four year undergraduate degree and during my junior/senior year I worked on a research project with a professor. At the beginning of the project (...
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Would doing an independent study or directed reading help me get into grad school with a poor undergraduate record? [duplicate]

My goal is to get into a math graduate program within the next 5 years. The trouble is that I have very poor undergraduate grades no research experience, and no current connections, since I graduated ...
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How do I protect my research algorithm and findings from being infringed or stolen by anyone, including a professor of mine?

I have been working on an NLP project (Natural Language Processing) regarding a variety of Arabic. I had to observe and look for patterns and rules in this variety as the resources are almost absent ...
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Should I apply for a research Internship if I'm not in touch with the subject matter?

So, I'm doing my undergrad in physics in India. I want to apply for research internships, but when I read professors' CV's and stuff they are doing reasearch on currently, I don't understand anything, ...
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Bad mentor in undergraduate research

I have a research undergraduate advisor that has not help me on the research project we agreed to do im which such individual wants credit for it. I don’t feel comfortable with the situation, I don’t ...
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Should I do exercises given in online course and accompanying textbook if I want to do research in machine learning ahead?

I'm a junior year computer science undergrad just began to study machine learning a month ago. My aim is to start reading papers in my area of interest under Machine Learning and begin to do research ...
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Switching Professor for Undergraduate Research - How should I let them know? [closed]

I am a junior at a public university in US studying CS. Since start of spring semester of this year, I began working with a professor for undergraduate research (with hope of doing a senior thesis ...
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I've been rejected from every research program/professor I've applied to for summer. What do I do?

I'm a sophomore biology major. I'd like to be in a research lab, but am willing to do anything related to my major: interning for environmental consulting, working for the state epa, etc. The issue is ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor for publication opportunities?

I am an undergraduate engineering student. Last summer I was working on a project in a lab that was not particularly novel - it had already been published by another group, and it mainly involved ...
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Effect of Research in an Engineering group on Physics PhD application

I am a Physics undergraduate and my institution requires that we do undergraduate research and a senior thesis on that research. However, due to some personal circumstances I would like to do research ...
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Extension of international internship in France

I am an undergraduate student from India and I was offered a year long research internship in France for my undergraduate thesis. However, since the French government does not allow for internships ...
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How to explore Physics research as an undergraduate, keeping in mind the ever increasing weight on publications? [closed]

I am currently 3rd year Physics UG and have been working on Cosmology for past 3 years. I want to explore different areas like QFT, Quantum Gravity and maybe a bit of basic Math research as well, ...
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Ethics of “Double Dipping”: Helping 2 professors with research during the summer

Some Context: Over the past year, I have built relationships with 2 of the professors at my university. In this case, I was referred to Professor X by Professor Y. The professors work in two related ...
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Authors' contributions statement to highlight contribution of an undergraduate student

Statements of authors' contributions appear to be a standard practice in journal papers from experimental sciences or similar fields. Yet I haven't seen many such examples in mathematics. I'm ...
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Online research projects [closed]

Are there any research projects in mathematics,data science etc undergraduate students can participate online? Have seen something like that? Well, I googled it and found something,but I need more ...
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How to approach a problem if I am new in the field?

I recently came across a problem related to image recognition in Deep Learning. One fine morning, I was struck with the idea that possibly I could do something about it if I merged GANs with CNNs. As ...
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Graduate student I was working with left

I am currently an undergraduate, wanting to apply to PhD programs this upcoming fall. So I started talked to a CS professor doing research in deep learning and he set me up to work with one of his ...
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How to get into a top mathematics PhD program?

I'm a first year student undergraduate at a top US university, and I'm going to major in math. Of course, I still don't really know what I want to do with my life, but I'm really excited about going ...
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Will a certificate from my University Professor that I have worked under him can be shown as work experience for my graduate admission abroad?

I am planning on working under a professor after my UG completes. However the professor has said that it would be an informal arrangement between the two of us, as the formal process is a bit ...
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undergraduate research experience should go for 'depth' or 'width' in terms of graduate application?

I am now going through my 3rd undergraduate year, and I am now feeling like I want to change my research direction. The current direction is yet the only direction I've dug into. But one factor is ...
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Reply ‘no position’ while the job posting is still there (‘HiWi’ position in Germany)

I am third year undergraduate and I am not studying in Europe. I plan to apply for a master at a German institute by the end of this year which is the time for application. This institute advertised ...
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Should I push for my paper to be published as an undergraduate?

I've been doing a research attachment as an undergraduate in a malaria culture lab and my project involves the screening and hit prioritisation of anti-cancer drugs for repurposing use against malaria....
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How to gain some research experience after leaving college? [duplicate]

I had graduated from a non-research college with a Bachelor's degree in engineering a year ago. My only 'research' experience is through my project in the final year. I want to do research but I am ...
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Is it okay to apply to more than one professors for internship at the same time?

I am a math undergraduate in my second year. I was thinking of applying to internship but I am confused about this. 1. Is it okay to apply to more than one professors at the same time? If so if I get ...
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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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Should I look for research internships or stay at my university for the summer? [closed]

I am in my last semester of Physics and Mathematics and, at the same time, my first semester in a MS in Applied Math (which I will finish in two more semesters) in one of the top universities for ...
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Is it OK to send another reminder after prospective research leader stops responding to my email?

Long story short. I was look for some undergraduate level research for this July and August, so I contacted a professor like a month ago. Things went very well, and two weeks ago I even had a Skype ...
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Undergraduate changing research field with a deadline

I have a friend who is working in the wrong field of physics at the moment (not enjoying it.) They are still undergraduate however and have time to change this. They are currently working on a ...
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How should I format an email to a professor about a REU?

I am currently trying to apply for REU programs, and I have been told that I should try reaching out to professors before submitting my application to the program. I have several questions about how ...