What should I research? By this I mean, what needs any researching in the first place? I'm interested in aerospace'aeronautic engineering particularly the areas of structures and aerodynamics. But how do I find out what specific area of it to research? I'm only in my second year of college as a Mechanical Engineering major so I don't know nearly enough to understand the technical details of what ought to be researched. Since engineering is very technical, doing research in the field likely requires strong technical competence which is likely to only be full developed for the undergraduate towards the end of his coursework. Simply put, how do I get started with research and learn to produce research that impresses graduate school committees?