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Is it right that I'm a student research assistant (undergrad) and yet I'm being asked to write a research paper on my own? [closed]

I'm currently a second-year university taking up bs industrial engineering. I applied to the student assistantship program in the school earlier this year. Nowhere in the post states that it also ...
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How to solve problems in state-of-the-art work with introductory knowledge

Edit: I consulted with the professor regarding this matter today. (The reason why I didn't ask before posting the question was because I feared I might have lacked some understanding --- I mentioned I ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

Currently, I have graduated my Bs degree in Computer Science with 3.04 GPA out of 4.00. When I translate my GPA to German grading system, it shows me 2.44, if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2....
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How can I do undergraduate research in high school without special math programs?

I'm a 10th grader and I really love math. I study it at the upper undergraduate level, participate in competitions, engage in the philosophy of math, etc. But I've been wanting to do research while I'...
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Keep trying in one field, or study more on other more interesting fields, as an undergraduate interested in math research? [closed]

I am currently a sophomore majoring in mathematics. I am interested in pursuing a research career in my future. In order to have a taste of mathematical research, I contacted a professor who could ...
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Do adjunct faculty members take students for projects? [closed]

Do adjunct faculty take students for research projects? I am interested in a research project from adjunct faculty. However, I am not sure if adjunct faculties would take students as regular faculties....
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The iconic meetings conference is real or fake [duplicate]

I have registered for "International Conference on Lasers Optics and photonics", organised by "The Iconic meetings". Is it real or a scam? Please help if you know something about ...
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Undergraduate research on statistics as a 1st year [duplicate]

I'm in the 1st year of a 4 year bachelor's degree, majoring in statistics. I'm interested in probability theory and want to start research or any kind of research project. I know very little: just ...
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How to decide and narrow down the broad topics I should get an astronomy internship on?

This is to inform that I am a third-year Physics Major student. I am enrolled in a five-year dual degree BS-MS programme at IISER Bhopal, India. I had a keen pop-science-like interest in astronomy ...
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Is my topic of research internship going to affect my choice of future field? [closed]

I am currently pursuing a physics major and am in my second year at university. Currently, I am working on a project with a professor from a different university on quantum matter wave scattering, who ...
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Feeling like I'm redundant on a 2-person project

I'm an undergraduate working at a lab at my university, working on a project being advised by the professor in our lab. (Context: in my field, it is not that uncommon for undergrads to publish papers &...
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Summer internship with no experience in sub-field

I am graduating in a few months with a BSc in Computer Science. I am applying to summer research internships for Data Science. I have done 2 research internships in the past, both related to NLP. The ...
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How will not doing a bachelor thesis affect my chances of masters and PhD?

My university (math major) offers the option to write and present a bachelor thesis instead of taking 3 courses. Due to my changing tracks (from applied maths to pure maths) I have lost my ability to ...
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How to approach mentor about moving from unpaid to paid research position as undergraduate

I am an undergraduate student in my fifth year. I am currently working on a research project with a professor I met while studying abroad. I am no longer abroad, but I plan on continuing my work with ...
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Seeking Collaborators for Unpaid AI-HCI Field Research: Strategies and Platforms

Is there a practical approach or platform to find unpaid undergraduate or graduate students interested in collaborating on AI-HCI field research studies? I'm looking for enthusiastic individuals who ...
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Is it possible to do research in physics provided I won't be doing physics as full time major but rather a part time major [closed]

I am currently a highschool student who is going to graduate senior year(12th grade as we call it here) this March(2024) and I am interested in persuing physics as major but due to circumstances and ...
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Ethical question regarding authorship on CV

I am an undergraduate student doing research work for multiple PIs as part of an international particle physics collaboration. Although my work is related to recent papers published under this ...
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Should I continue working on project after graduating?

Background: I finished a masters level degree 7 months ago, and got very positive feedback from my supervisors and markers on the research work I did. The research included developing a novel ...
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Joining three labs in the same university on the CV for a grad school [duplicate]

I am a sophomore. I have joined two labs now as an undergraduate. At the first one I joined, I had an interest in science but my supervisor was not good with me and she created a very competitive ...
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Would GRE Help When Applying To Doctorate Programs Without Prior Research Experience?

I graduated in 2022 from a 4-year BS(CS) program. During university, I was mostly occupied with Software Engineering, gaining experience, developing projects, and what not. However, I missed out on ...
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Should I switch labs to work on a topic that interests me more or stay with great current PI?

I am doing research now as a sophomore majoring in molecular biology and biochem. I am in a lab and my current PI is awesome and she is so supportive. However, I do not like the science practiced in ...
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sending good/bad rec letter without waiving my rights

Would a professor send a recommendation letter whether good or bad to the grad university or the research summer program I am applying to without my permission? if she did not like me in her lab for ...
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Importance of Internships and Research Experience for Admission to Master's or Ph.D. Programs in Pure Mathematics

I am a first-year undergraduate student majoring in mathematics and plan to pursue a master's degree in pure mathematics, with aspirations toward a career in academia. However, I am curious about the ...
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Leaving my undergrad research assistant position mid-project? (With two months notice)

After a lab meeting today, I am absolutely fed up with the state of my lab right now, and the current project being worked on going… nowhere. A year and a half ago, I joined a mechanical engineering ...
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Advantage In Delaying Physics Grad School Application For Senior Undergraduates

I am a senior math/physics major at a T20 American private university who aspires to pursue a PhD in physics. I became involved in undergraduate research position with a non-tenured faculty member (a ...
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How Impactful is the Particular Subject of Undergraduate Research to Graduate Admissions

Okay so I am in the final year of my math undergrad, and I am an undergraduate research assistant in what you might consider Mathematical Physics, specifically in Black Hole Quasi-Normal Modes. I have ...
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Asking research supervisor for a reference, when I should have replied to an email from them a few weeks ago

Last year, I received a grant to do undergraduate research with a professor at an institution different from my home institution. I worked on a project with them, essentially full time, from September ...
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How do I demonstrate that I've read relevant research in a motivation letter

I am an undergraduate applying for a research internship at another university. The application guidelines for the position specify that the motivation letter must show that the applicant has read a ...
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How to paraphrase and cite correctly a large thesis section with only one or two textbook sources?

Context I have developed a program, which relies on a pretty common and well studied statistical method. It seems sensible to provide an extensive summary on the mathematical basis of this algorithm (...
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Should I go to an average university for summer research

I am an U.S. undergraduate in math and computer science at a university that is very good (top 5 in some rankings) in electrical engineering and computer science. I am planning to apply for PhD at ...
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Is doing undergraduate research during an ongoing semester worth it?

I have been interested in pursuing undergraduate research opportunities and have been going to experimental chemistry labs since my freshman year. However, something bugs me quite a bit. The fact is ...
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What to do if a professor with whom I have worked with for a long time is unable to provide a letter of recommendation for medical reasons?

I have been working with a professor for almost 2 years of my undergraduate degree and shared a nice bond with them. The work done under this professor is the soul of my Statement of Purpose and how ...
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I feel so overwhelmed by my professors' work. When and how to approach them for undergraduate project?

I am a 3rd year Undergraduate Student looking to work on mini-Projects/Projects under professors in my department. I am interested in Signal Processing and Communication Systems, and while I have done ...
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Is it better to prepare for a phd, before pursuing one, while working in industry

Is it unusual in mathematics to do a PhD in a unrelated area then youre diploma thesis. Not completely unrelated, as for instance financial mathematics would be to abstract algebra, but such that it ...
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Etiquette concerning Lab Findings / Results

I'm an undergraduate and was fortunate to be selected for a 12 week summer placement in a professors lab at my university. I worked way over and above the funded hours and made some very interesting ...
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How is a student’s research experience evaluated for a PhD application?

I’m an incoming master's degree student at a top 10 computer science (CS) program. I’m applying for PhD programs. I think that people doing ML/AI have an unfair advantage when it comes to the number ...
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How to apply for a first ever physics research internship in the 2nd Year of Undergrad?

I am a 2nd year student studying physics in the UK. I am very interested in securing a research internship at the end of my 2nd year. However, I have not done any research internships in my 1st year, ...
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Summer opportunities before applying for a PhD

I'm a 4th year physics major from India. My degree is a dual one - 5 years and both Bachelor's and Master's. I want to take up theoretical physics in the future and pursue a PhD after I graduate - ...
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Is it important to address all the suggestions by the research paper reviewers?

I am new to research and sent my first research article to a journal for publication. Today they sent me a mail saying that my "manuscript has been accepted subject to revision". For your ...
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What level of questions and guidance are appropriate for a research assistant?

I recently graduated from my undergraduate studies in May. As soon as I graduated, I began a job as a research assistant at my university. This was mainly to continue projects that I had yet to finish ...
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How to deal with bad undergrad researchers

I am a grad student in the life sciences. I have to mentor several undergrad students. One student in particular is just so bad and is always getting confused with protocols. He can't follow a ...
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What is the research on taking a gap year between undergrad and medical school (or PhD)?

I have some studies (below), but was wondering if anyone knows of any that I'm missing. Studies I've already read: 2020 study: “In multivariate analysis, gap years were independently associated with ...
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When is a math diploma thesis seriously publishable?

When is a diploma thesis in mathematics (bachelor or master thesis) actually considered good enough for a supervisor to propose publishing it in a journal? In some universities (e.g., ETH), this ...
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Math REU and grad admission [closed]

I find myself particularly drawn to the subjects of analysis and linear algebra. Although I am currently a rising Sophomore and unsure about the specific field I'd like to pursue for my graduate ...
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Overwhelmed by scope of undergraduate research project - how to salvage a good result?

I'm currently in the final semester of my engineering bachelors degree. Right now I'm working in a lab with the former supervisor of my bachelor thesis which I successfully defended in late march. My ...
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Undergraduate with research partner issues/concerns

In the Fall I will be completing my last year of undergrad. Once I graduate I want to get my PhD, and so grad school applications are approaching. I’ve been doing research with a professor at my ...
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Is undergraduate research in applied statistics still relevant experience for a math PhD program?

I'm an applied math and data science student currently doing undergrad research in statistics. I don't want to dox myself, but it falls under optimization research. It's a good mix between math and ...
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Should i leave the lab i am in even though i like the science but my pi disrespect me?

I am a freshman. I have been in a lab but I felt that I am not interested in science, so left it. in my spring semester, I joined another lab, and I was pretty interested in the science I am working ...
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I've begun inventing a system for naming binary numbers. Is it worth writing a paper? [closed]

I'm an undergrad computer science student. In my spare time, I was playing with binary numbers and realized that there was no way to think about a binary number without either converting it to decimal,...
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How to manage thesis professor who is wrong

I am a med school student who is writing her master's thesis. I finished compiling my thesis with all the statistical analyses and wrote them as well. My problem is that today, when talking to the ...
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