Hey all. I am going to be a fifth year senior next year majoring in applied math - scientific computing. I originally began my college career stubbornly thinking I was going to get a B.Sc. in some biology related discipline. However, due to a general lack of interest in biology and bad study habits, I got pretty garbagety grades in my bio courses and some general courses as well. Towards the end of my third year (the third quarter of that year) I realized how fascinating math was and made a switch to applied math. Anyways to stick to the point, I recently started to do research for a department that is unrelated to mathematics but uses some stats in their research. I found the research through a database our university has and sent an email to the professor asking to come on board. The prof was very nice and told me that I could begin a "trial period" and see if things work out. My level of interest in the project is extremely low and I am having doubts about seriously going on with the project for my last year of undergrad. The project uses little math or numerical analysis (which is supposedly my concentration), but requires a lot of data mining. The sole reason for doing the research is out of what seems to be a necessary experience during undergrad for graduate school admissions...( or so I hear? ) My problem is that I would much rather work on something more closely related to applied math research and allow me to grow in that field, but I feel like I would be a fool to forgo this opportunity to put a year of research experience on my resume? Especially since I had a late start in pursuing math. The main reason I would like to do research is for grad school admissions but also because I want to focus my energy on a topic that is both interesting and stimulating to me. What can or should I do?