Questions tagged [research-undergraduate]

About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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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 "nontraditional" 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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Grad student overseeing (undergrad) student: how much to help?

This summer I'm lucky to have an undergrad extending some work I did for my thesis. The stuff I work on requires you to use complicated software, as well as strong familiarity with Linux commands. ...
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What to do in summer? [closed]

I am a first year undergraduate student, wanting to major in physics especially looking forward to have a research career in HEP - ph or Mathematical Physics. To go into these areas of research, a lot ...
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How Are These Diagrams Made? [closed]

I'm working on a my first paper right now which has quite a few diagrams. So far I've been able to get by using tikz, but my last two digrams are quite a bit more complicated than the first two and I'...
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Understanding “prerequisites” for undergraduate research with a certain professor [closed]

I'd like to do research with one of a few professors within a certain group in my (American) university's Computer Science department. I'm having some trouble contacting them, but I'd like to ...
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Are student research assistants included in papers as contributor for their work?

I was a B.Sc. student research assistant for programming in a Neuroscience Lab in Germany. My Job was to code experiments, manage the data gathered and to write/modify the scripts to evalute these ...
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Did I anger my PI by not sending my data/notes after leaving their lab?

Last year I was informed by my PI that the lab was too busy to take on undergrad students. I said that I understood and found another lab that I was interested in to join. However, I had been ...
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Advice on inconsistent Gas Chromatography data [closed]

Trying to finish my Dissertation however i am struggling due to some incoherent data. The experimental i used was based on an assigned practical from my prior year that had stock solutions provided, ...
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Mentor says I cannot be first author of my paper because I am an undergraduate

I performed some research and submitted it to a congress of biomedical sciences. Many professors told me that my research is very advanced compared to student work and that it could easily be my ...
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Asking about how to minimize the effect of a not so good thesis due to abandoning by supervisor without even telling in Phd Application Form

A bit of background of the problem-> I am a masters 2nd year student( 4 th semester)in mathematics .During my masters degree I self studied 3 books of number theory because I was really interested in ...
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Advisor wants first author. Do I have any leverage?

I'm doing undergrad research with a team, advised by a professor. I have a good relationship with this professor, but told us after the research started that he would be first author. I was at first ...
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Undergrad research supervisors want me to write conference paper I have no interest in

I have been doing undergrad research advised by a comp sci professor and a civil-engineering professor. I am a comp sci major. To perform this research, we needed to do a tricky modification to a ...
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Is it ethical to have two (undergraduate) researchers in the same group “compete” against one another for leadership/credit of a research study?

When I was previously an undergraduate research assistant in a small lab group (seven members), there was a situation where the PI had pitched a research study idea to multiple students independently, ...
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How can I research the industiral use of Technology XY?

I am currently writing my Bachelor Thesis about Technology XY (XY is an example placeholder). How can I research how widespread the use of XY is in the industry? I found companies who sell products ...
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As an undergrad, how to leave a research group that I told them I will do my PhD there

I am a 4th-year undergraduate student and have been working in two joint research groups (voluntarily, no credit from a course, no pay) for more than a year. I have applied to some Master's and PhD ...
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Difference between Thesis and Research paper? [closed]

My query is about whats the main difference between thesis and research paper, and as i am undergrad, which is more easy for an undergrad to do!!
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Approaching unresponsive high level research professor as an undergraduate without any program

I am currently a freshman at an American university double majoring in CS and Econ. There is one professor in my university that I am looking to work with, as his main research focus is algorithmic ...
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Will research experience in chemical engineering count when applying to grad school for biomedical engineering? [closed]

I am a sophomore international student currently majoring in chemical engineering and hoping to get into graduate school for biomedical engineering sometime in the future. My university is very small ...
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How do you know if a journal is registered on PubMed

I have several research projects that I am looking to publish but as a young research who is new to the field I am confused as to which journal to submit to. I know that to get published on PubMed ...
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Reading Projects for undergraduates

I'm planning on doing some reading projects that lie a little above the undergraduate curriculum. To be more specific, I'm a physics major and I plan on doing reading projects in a few advanced ...
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How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect graduate admissions? [closed]

I have recently learned that all my internship offers were cancelled due to COVID-19, and I never felt this anxious before. People tell me I should not be worring since everyone is affected, but in my ...
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Is it reasonable to do number theory without active/good prof in uni

I'm from the top math university in my country (it's not really world class but on average one guy from every other batch in my uni goes to Harvard/MIT/Princeton/UChicago/Stanford/UMichigan for PhD). ...
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How to address bad research experience

I want to apply to CS PhD programs this year. Just a litte background: I did my BS and (non thesis) MS in EE/ECE at the same school. During my BS I did two semesters of undergrad research that went ...
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How can I pre-register my study of little importance?

I am writing an undergraduate dissertation on behavioural economics. I am looking to run an experiment. As nobody apart from my course convenor will read my paper, the stakes are not particularly high....
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Why physics (science) articles and journals differ pedagogically with books?

During the undergraduate, students are introduced to new materials through reading books and lectures. They go through all the semester struggling with solving exercises of different levels. However, ...
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Failed undergraduate research project: does it belong in my CV?

I'm an undergraduate who is going to apply for scholarships and to graduate school in physics in the coming months. At the start of last semester in August, I tried to join a group of a respected ...
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What scale should I use to measure the test results for my research? [closed]

I posted this question in the Stack Exchange for Statistics last night and so far, no one has answered yet. Please read and tell me if there's any other tag I can use for my question. I would like to ...
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I am confused if this professor will fund me or not, I feel it is rude to ask directly

Recently I applied for a summer research internship in a lab in South Korea. This was the reply from the prof. Dear Student, Thank you for contacting me for internship. You have worked with ...
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Should I withdraw from a graduate math class to make more time for a promising research project?

I am a junior graduating May 2021 with a double major in physics in math, and I will be applying to commutative algebra (math) graduate programs this upcoming fall. I was recently offered an ...
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How Should I Write a Scientific Write-up?

I am an undergraduate student in mathematics from India. I have been shortlisted in the written test of TIFR GS-2020 (a nationwide entrance), and for the second stage of selection, they are asking for ...
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Can't decide which research project to work on as an undergraduate to prepare for graduate school? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate engineering student at a top state university. I want to do high-quality research to build up my experience in preparation for graduate school (MS/Ph.D.). My research is out of ...
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Some results of my grad research have been used in a recent paper, but I was not told. Should I do something about it?

Some of the work I did during my undergrad research (before my PhD, 4 years ago), exactly two figures, have been used in a recent paper. My ex-adviser (at the time of my undergrad research) is co-...
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Stay at university for summer or apply for other research programs?

I am currently a 3rd year undergrad who assists with research at my current university. I have been working on a project since September 2019, and the PI says it is possible to get a publication with ...
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Can a published well-received research paper contain misprints?

I have been reading a research paper for my university course. The paper is the PhD thesis of a student of Berkeley mentored by a reputed engineer. I strongly feel that an expression mentioned in the ...
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Withdrawing paper from a conference after presentation due to error

Please refer to the following link for details. I am planning to send an e-mail to the conference chairs regarding my withdrawal. I wanted to seek help from the experts in the community for drafting ...
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How to explain missing grade on transcript

I am an undergraduate mathematics student in the United States. I'm applying to many REUs in a certain topic. My only coursework in this topic is a graduate-level course I took last year. However, for ...
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Found a severe error in a conference paper after presentation but before the proceedings

I am a final year undergraduate student and had worked on a very fundamental project(there is no available literature on this field presently) during my sophomore year. The results obtained were quite ...
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Am I too late to get research experience before applying for a master program (Canada)

I mistakenly waited too long before I really looked into general expectations before graduate school applications. Research experience was something I always saw only as a bonus to applications if you ...
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What affiliation should I use for a paper that I partly wrote in a previous institution?

I am writing a research paper to be submitted to an IEEE conference. Part of the work was performed as a part of my University. I have graduated from there and am no longer a part of the university. ...

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