Hello, I would like to do research this summer but I don't have a very good gpa. I started out as a engineering major then switched to economics after junior year when I became disheartened with it. I finished my economics degree but I was unhappy with it. So, I decided to go back to school for physics. I have finally found my motivation towards school and I'm doing better. I had most of the prerequisites from doing the engineering. So I'm already only a year away from graduation but GPA is still in the dumps from goofing around big time. I feel have no real shot at getting any paid internships so I was thinking of just working this summer self studying and doing some research on my own. But I have no real idea about how to go about doing it. So, I figured there must be some great, highly intelligent people on here willing to help me out. So I ask, how does one come up with a specific project within their range? And if I were to accomplish anything, how do I go about making sure people know I did it? ie. for grad school apps. I was thinking maybe it could be in something computational so all I would need is a computer. Or redoing a cheap relevant experiment and trying to add my own flare to it. Also I was thinking my professors who don't know me would be more willing to advise if I came in with something ready to go.