Questions tagged [research-undergraduate]

About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

-3
votes
2answers
157 views

How a man can go after his desire of research without following coaching institutes for qualifying competitive exams? [on hold]

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
144 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

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'...
1
vote
2answers
436 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
141 views

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) ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
228 views

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 (...
1
vote
0answers
121 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
160 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Pursuing MS in Biotech or Bioinformatics before PhD? [closed]

I'm currently a third-year molecular biology undergrad in the US, and am thinking about going to grad school. I have 2.5 years of research experience in the cancer biology field. My advisors are ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
219 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

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, ...
3
votes
3answers
366 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
219 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
227 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
152 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
445 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

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 ...
14
votes
7answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
201 views

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....
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
186 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
132 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

What are my chances of getting into an REU program?

I am currently trying to apply to 7 different environmental REU programs and was wondering what my chances of getting into one would be. I am a current senior pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science ...
0
votes
0answers
278 views

How to ask for summer research position without meeting the professor

I'm looking to get research position for the summer but wouldn't be able to meet the professor in person as most people seem to suggest since I'm out of the country at the moment. Not sure if I ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Is it recommended to email a professor at other institution to work with him over the summer

I am currently an undergraduate in mathematics and physics and graduate student in applied mathematics in the US. I am looking for a research position/internship for the summer (somewhere other than ...
2
votes
5answers
461 views

Is publishing as an undergraduate a thing that really happens? [duplicate]

Sometimes, there are questions on here about undergraduate students publishing research (see here, here, and here). The answers don't seem particularly surprised that this is happening or try to ...
1
vote
1answer
202 views

Will retracting a paper from biorxiv hurt our future publication chances

I am an undergraduate student. My friends and I found interesting results while applying game theory to biology. However, we have used only one datset and being undergrads can't get access to do ...
1
vote
1answer
144 views

What should I do when teaching maths for unmotivated undergraduate students?

After completing my Phd in an area in pure Maths and going back to my country, I got a job as a math lecturer at a university, where maths is not the main subject for students there. Maths is like ...
23
votes
3answers
2k views

If a professor says he will not fund my internship as it will be my first visit, how can I convince him politely?

I contacted a professor in a foreign university for a possible research internship in his lab. He is willing to accept me as an intern, but has stated that since he barely knows me and it is the first ...
34
votes
7answers
13k views

Fellow student seems to be chasing rainbows. Should I step in?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis, and share advisors with a fellow student, who is also working in the same office as I am. We exchange daily about our progress. I am under the impression ...
0
votes
2answers
222 views

How can I select really nice project ideas for undergrad research projects? [closed]

I wanna do a challenging project at the end of each course I take in college and am interested in bigger projects with wider scope as well. But I'm unable to come up with good ideas. Where can I find ...
1
vote
2answers
127 views

Summer research opportunities for undergraduates [closed]

I am an American citizen but I am doing my undegraduate studies in math/physics in France. I am looking for a way to get some research experience this summer. My ultimate goal is to return to the US ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

Will a mistake in my data collection for my thesis effect my whole grade? [closed]

I am currently doing my undergraduate thesis for psychology. I noticed in my data collection when asking the participants age i asked it wrong e.g. 18-21,21-25. Age is not one of my variables i am ...