Does anyone here have any experience in mathematical research since high school? Or even if you only started as an undergrad, do you have any advice? 1. How did you secure the research position? Who did you talk to? 2. What area of math did you do research in? Was it necessary to know alot of high-level math just to be able to cope? 3. If you didn't know the mathematics required, was the research assistantship/internship still manageable? Did your mentor support you? How did you make up for the lack of knowledge of higher math? Please share your experiences. Thanks alot!