Questions tagged [research-undergraduate]

About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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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 "non-traditional" student - I am an adult who decided to change careers and I'm ...
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Replying to professor after months

I'm a sophomore undergrad and had approached a professor from my department towards the end of my freshman year to work under a project under him in the summer. However, the projects he supervised ...
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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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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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Tactfully asking research advisor for a break

I am an undergraduate STEM student in an Asian university. At the beginning of the semester, I had about 7 courses which is the usual workload we need to deal with, so I gave a 'semester research plan'...
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How can I compare schools of business between universities in terms of research productivity and impact?

In trying to assess the learning, research and engagement opportunities of different universities at the undergraduate level (acknowledging that at undergrad level they all offer much more than the ...
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Appropriate timescales for an undergrad research project

I'm a sophomore in engineering in India, and I have an opportunity to take up an undergraduate research project to investigate the efficacy of deep learning for medical imaging. This is at a ...
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Asking for an REU recommendation letter from a professor in a different discipline

I am applying to a number of Physics REUs that require 2 letters of recommendation. I am having my Physics Lab professor write one, but am considering having my linear algebra professor write another. ...
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Does your areas of research matter for graduate school?

I know research is important for a Ph.D. program, but I'm wondering if research in a not-very-related field is still as useful? For example, in the past I've done research in bioinformatics. I'm ...
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Importance of undergraduate honors thesis vs. research published in undergraduate research journal, for graduate schools in the United States?

I have the option of graduating from my university (U.S.) a semester early. If I do so, I would not be able to complete my honors thesis and have it approved by the honors committee of my university. ...
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

I graduated with a bachelor's in math a few years ago and this year I've applied to several graduate programs and have been rejected. One of the graduate coordinators gave me some very helpful ...
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What to do if my university doesn't have a research group in my area?

I am studying electrical engineering and I am really interested in electromagnetics and photonics. Unfortunately, my university doesn't have research groups in these fields so I am unable to pursue my ...
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Is it possible to get into a highly ranked math PhD program in the US without doing an REU or having research experience?

It seems that most students at graduate math programs in the US have participated in an REU or some sort of program where they can do some sort of research or do something outside of taking ...
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Research Internship: Contacting Faculty or Student?

As an undergraduate student aiming for research internships is it better to E-Mail a faculty or a Postdoctoral/Ph.D. student for available research positions? This is as professors are busy and many ...
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Postponing internship confirmation from Student end

I have received an exciting research internship offer from a professor but have simultaneously applied for certain funded research internship programs as well whose results I am awaiting. I want to ...
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How to mention about my university's MOU with the university in which I'm applying for Research Internship?

My university has an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with certain universities in which I am interested in applying for the position of research intern. As I will be mailing professors of my domain ...
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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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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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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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Finding a research internship with little prior experience

I am a second year physics major student and I know for sure that I want to stay in academia and become a scientist, so I have started to search for research internships(abroad) and do research with ...
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Where to find topics and problems to write about?

I am an undergraduate student in English Language Translation. I would like to do research and write papers about topics or problems that are available in this field of study. I googled about ...
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Freshman applying to REUs, only know one professor well

I've just finished my first semester and I'm planning to apply to physics/math REUs. I know my math professor well and he agreed to write me a reference, but I do not know any other professors at that ...
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Writing a Technical Paper /research paper about an assistive (technology) software project

I'm an undergraduate student of Computer Science. I have been working on a software project all summer, and is successfully completed now. The project is an assistive technology , a unique piece of ...
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How to select a journal at the intersection of two domains?

My professor has asked me to select a journal to publish the paper I have been working on, which focuses on analysing the performance of NNs, SVMs etc. on existing datasets in the Network Security ...
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How important is an Honors Thesis for MSW programs?

I plan on applying to grad school for social work, but wasn't sure about the general expectations for prospective MSW students. It seems like overall, I would be considered more competitive with an ...
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Who to ask for REU recommendations?

I'm applying for several astronomy REUs, for which you can have 2 letters of recommendation. I have three faculty members in mind: 1) Engineering physics professor I've known for many years ...
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Is submitting a video on my research paper for ICCT 2017 conference beneficial?

I have submitted my paper here, http://www.iacst.org/iacst/Confe... They waived my fee and asked me to submit a video file representing my paper. They also told me that “ Journal recommendation is ...
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Applying to Computer Science PhD programs but have researched in economics. Good or bad?

I will be applying to Computer Science PhD programs this fall. I am also an economics major and am doing honors in it from a top 30 liberal arts college. The class "Advanced Econometrics" ...
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Undergraduate research: confused about my role

I'm a sophomore student studying Mathematics and Computer Science at an US college. Since I'm considering applying for a PhD program after graduation, I've connected with a professor to work under him....
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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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Do One-year MS/MEng Programs Prefer Candidates With Research Experience?

I am a first-year undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering in the U.S. I want to either do the 5-year BS/MS program at my university, or - preferably - do a 1-year non-thesis MS or MEng ...
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How can I best make an impression to a professor advertising for a research role in his lab

While my job hunt which started a couple of weeks ago has been positive, there are nothing intimately related to my background in mathematics and physics. While my grades aren't stellar (2.8/4.0), I'...
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Lab mate and supervisor got ideas from my experimental results, tweaked it and submitted to a journal without giving me credit. What do I do?

I am an undergraduate senior studying computer science and engineering continuing to work in deep learning and Artificial Intelligence. I had been working on some datasets from June 2021. My ...