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   * research isn’t all about running reactions: you may find you end up building part of an apparatus, doing some plumbing, writing a computer program to analyze data—lots of variety to choose from!   * research isn’t all about running reactions: you may find you end up building part of an apparatus, doing some plumbing, writing a computer program to analyze data—lots of variety to choose from!
   * in undergrad research you do not have to devise your own project, you will not have to work alone, and you are not expected to know everything before you begin.   * in undergrad research you do not have to devise your own project, you will not have to work alone, and you are not expected to know everything before you begin.
 +  * what to look for in a group in addition to the research: find a good mentor—the grad student or postdoc you are paired with can strongly shape your experience
  
   * **why do research**: good experience not only to see if you’d enjoy a research career but also in whatever you are applying for next (industrial position, medical school, etc) since you will have to solve problems that do not already have solutions; it can make it easier to understand the importance and application of the basic concepts you learn in classes   * **why do research**: good experience not only to see if you’d enjoy a research career but also in whatever you are applying for next (industrial position, medical school, etc) since you will have to solve problems that do not already have solutions; it can make it easier to understand the importance and application of the basic concepts you learn in classes
  
   * **timing**: a good time to begin is in the summer when you can spend more time getting up to speed on a project (e.g. summer after sophomore year); having contiguous time during the semester is helpful, e.g. two afternoons and one morning each week   * **timing**: a good time to begin is in the summer when you can spend more time getting up to speed on a project (e.g. summer after sophomore year); having contiguous time during the semester is helpful, e.g. two afternoons and one morning each week
-  * what to look for in a group in addition to the research: find a good mentor—the grad student or +
-postdoc you are paired with can strongly shape your experience+
  
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