Hey. I'm a freshman electrical engineering major at (a large university in NC) wondering if it is a good idea to start research. I went down to the office and talked to one of the coordinators, who sent me this e-mail today... ---- (WolfpakcPride), I talked with (a professor at my school whos research interests include Nanoelectronics and Photonics including III - V Materials and Devices, Nanotechnology, Silicon Devices and Fabrication) about the possibility of you working with his lab in doing undergraduate research. He felt that he would be able to work with you and help you develop an independent project that would get you started. You will need to contact him to arrange a time to discuss your interests and the opportunity that he is offering. He told me that he usually has Thursdays from 1-3 pm available to meet and every other Friday afternoon. He is included on this email so that both of you will be receiving the same information and to make it easier to contact (aforementioned professor). His phone is (555-5555). Please let me know how the meeting goes! Have a great weekend! ---- So my question to all of you is should I take it? I've never really done research before but it seems like it would be interesting and a good resume builder (if so, to what extent?). What are the advantages and disadvantages of UG research? Will research experience give me a leg up when applying for co-ops, grad school (for a terminal Masters), internships, jobs, etc? Comments, opinions, and suggestions are appreciated! Thank You for your time!