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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?

As a sophomore, you're not ready to write research by yourself unless you're some wunderkind who is far beyond your years, especially not in any engineering field. Presumably, whoever is supervising ...
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Does your areas of research matter for graduate school?

I am wondering if continuing to do work on a project in a field that I don't intend to do a Ph.D. in wouldn't be very helpful for me for grad school admissions, thus I should find a new project that ...
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Does your areas of research matter for graduate school?

Absolutely! There are always opportunities to create/foster/cultivate cross-collaboration, and yours is a prime example of how to do this most efficiently. I, for example, have a Doctor of Education ...
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Does your areas of research matter for graduate school?

Yes, definitely, at least for the two examples in the OP. Bioinformatics is very related to AI. Having successfully completed research in a data-driven scientific field does help show your ...
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Asking for an REU recommendation letter from a professor in a different discipline

Yes, that's fine. I say this as someone who teaches linear algebra to students from many majors (including physics and computer science) and have written them letters of recommendation for successful ...
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How to solve problems in state-of-the-art work with introductory knowledge

I think that your confusion is just a misunderstanding of the sequence of tasks that they are asking for. From reading the part of the assignment you posted, I would paraphrase it in steps as: 1) ...
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How to solve problems in state-of-the-art work with introductory knowledge

Therefore, I want to ask if there's any way to complete this assignment correctly without using something that is not so genuine like that idea of mine, given the background that I have described. ...
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How to solve problems in state-of-the-art work with introductory knowledge

The short answer is: "You don't". But maybe you get lucky - extremely lucky. Unless a field is extremely new, with few practitioners, those with experience have almost certainly covered all ...
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