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Do US REU programs sponsor the student visas (J1 or F1) for international candidates? [closed]

US REU programs sometimes accept "self-funded" international students. However, do they also sponsor the student visa (J1 or F1) for the selected international candidates? Or do the students have to ...
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Work History / Professional Experience Section of US Grad School Application - Listing Research Internships

I'm applying to biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs, and the applications typically allow me to type in my "Work History / Professional Experience." I know that undergraduate research would not fall ...
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The Page Rank effect of Academic recommendations for Graduate School

I am an undergraduate who comes from a relatively small department, with moderate research activities being done around. We don’t have any research lab or dedicated research personnels in my field of ...
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How to work with a student who has a tendency to overcomplicate things? [closed]

I am supervising a senior reading course. As I cannot give a name to a problem I am having with one of the students, I will give an example. We are reading a paper, and he was not making progress. He ...
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What is an academic profile?

I am filling out an application & research profile form for a Masters program. The form consists of four open-ended questions, with plenty of space to fill out information for each. One question ...
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While applying for PhD in a particular topic, how useful is research in a different (maybe slightly related) topic?

I have done 2 research projects on a topic, say "A". But now I am changing my field of work slightly, to say topic "B", and will do my masters thesis on "B". How useful will my projects on "A" be ...
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When should I send the so-called “inquiry email”?

I’ve heard that, prior to applying, undergraduates sometimes express interest to faculty members of graduate schools via email. I know that this is most often done (fairly?) close to the time of ...
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Noting posters/presentations (formal project titles/dates/locations) essential for statements of purpose in US PhD programs?

I am applying to biomedical PhD programs in the US. I have taken part in 2 summer internships that resulted in poster sessions and presentations at local conferences. I have also taken part in ...
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How can I make the most of this opportunity? Any suggestions for a 2nd/3rd year student interested in research? [closed]

I am currently a student about to come towards the end of my 2nd year at University. I had a great professor at the start of the year, and I was interested in trying something outside of traditional ...
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Is it a good idea to include working papers on Curriculum Vitae?

I am a senior undergraduate student and looking to apply to PhD programs. I am doubtful whether I should put my working papers on my CV alongside the already published works. I don't want to exclude ...
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Discussing one's working ideas and possible research projects in PHD application

I am a senior year undergraduate student in Computer Science, graduating in a year and looking forward to pursuing a PhD. I have a good experience with the research topic I want to work on, with a ...
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Question about Data analysis [closed]

My thesis title is : Important of user-generated contact in tourism decision making. I am worried about my methodology. I am not sure what kind of data analysis that can I use. I will use survey ...
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First author added random co-authors to our paper without informing me (second author)

Our paper in the computer science area has been accepted to a well-known conference and we are getting ready to submit our final draft. This is our first publication and I'm an undergraduate student. ...
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Will an Honours year grant me a second degree? [closed]

I am about to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology (Hons). I plan to further my studies with a Masters in Research. I would like to apply for an Honours year in Medical bioscience or ...
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How to supervise an undergraduate reading a paper for the first time?

I am helping supervise a senior student who is reading a scientific research paper for the first time. The goal is to understand a portion of this paper and write an essay presenting the background, ...
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Etiquette for undergraduate research and job search

I am an undergraduate currently conducting research in a physics research group at my university. I really enjoy the group and am planning to stay with them during my next few years here. However, as ...
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Questions Regarding a Senior Project [closed]

I’m currently supervising an undergraduate senior project in the Department of Physics. I’m responsible for supervising a last year physics student who will be graduating by the end of June. As a new ...
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Is consistent disregard for students' time “normal” in undergraduate research?

The title has my primary question. My research professor whom I have known since the beginning of the calendar year has quite consistently canceled on meetings last minute, most often due to personal ...
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As an Undergraduate student can Join at conference with Full research paper? [closed]

I am Hasnain Imtiaz Sakib. Under graduate student (2nd year) from University of Dhaka. I have been selected and my abstract has been selected for "6th World media and mass communication conference ...
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PhD program application - CV (3+ pages) versus resume (1-2 pages) in the US

I am applying to neurobiology Ph.D. programs in the US that focus on disease research. I am seeking opinions on my personal situation regarding the decision to include either a resume (1-2 sides) OR ...
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Is it worth the risk to apply to REUs? How likely am I to be accepted? [closed]

I am applying to biology REUs(Research Experience for Undergraduates) this summer. Would a white female junior from a small R2 university, 3.9 gpa, and one summer of research experience be likely ...
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Is it worth going to a conference [IEEE UEMCON] to get my undergraduate thesis published?

I'm weighing the costs/benefits of going to a conference in New York despite living in Seattle. My main motivation is that I want the undergraduate thesis I finished earlier this year to be published....
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How to ask for lettler of recommendation from supervisor when he would be interacting very little with me?

I am an undergraduate student in my final year and started doing my bachelor's thesis in a research lab. My official thesis supervisor is head of the lab, and a highly experienced expert and equally ...
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How often should I meet my direct mentor in bachelor's thesis?

I am doing my bachelor's (undergraduate) thesis in a research lab. My supervisor, who is head of the lab, has assigned a junior professor and his PhD student as my direct point of contact. With both ...
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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 ...