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Undergraduate research

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1
    Hey. I want to start researching and I am a second semester sophmore. I had pretty bad grades last semester however (3.2 and a 2.5 in EM honors). I am not too worried academically because it was a bad semester and Ill just step up my game, but wouldnt they make it impossible to apply for a REU, atleast now?
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  3. Jan 13, 2009 #2


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    Not impossible, but it will hurt a bit. With lower grades and (I'm assuming) no previous research experience, it might be easier to get a summer research job at your own university first. Have you tried talk to profs? After one experience, and higher grades, it will be easier to get a good REU somewhere else next year.
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