I'm a sophomore electrical engineering student. I've decided to apply to the honors college at my school. Part of the program includes writing a senior thesis and doing undergraduate research. One of the essay questions on the application asks me to describe a topic that I might be interested in researching,and why I would want to research said topic. I don't have a problem with this. In fact, the research opportunity is one of the major reasons I'm applying to the program. The problem is that, before now, I have never really given research much thought. I don't really get deep into my major classes until next semester, so I can't really draw from that. There are loads of fields that I find intriguing, but the one that stands out to me is quantum computing. My concern is that as an undergraduate, I won't have necessary skills to contribute anything worthwhile to the field. It seems as though it will require mathematics and knowledge of quantum physics far beyond what I'll learn as an undergraduate. Am I correct in this? If so, should I write about something a little simpler? Am I completely over thinking this? I understand that they're not forcing me to choose a research subject at this very moment, but I don't want to come off as an idiot by picking something that's way over my head. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.