I'll be a freshman in the fall studying physics, math, and astronomy. A guy from my old HS is a master's degree student at my university, and he hooked me up with a job in an experimental particle physics lab. Basically he said that it's up to me to talk to grad students and professors and figure out something to do if I want to do research in addition to getting paid to just sit around. I'd like to get into a prestigious grad school, so does anyone have suggestions for how to use this opportunity to start doing research ASAP? Thanks!