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What's it like to be an Undergraduate Researcher at Kansas State University?

I worked typically 9-5, and the first hour was spent in a seminar, workshop, or lecture. I would usually either meet with my supervising professor or grad student, or get to work on whatever part of the problem I was trying to solve. I was doing theoretical biophysics research, so a lot of my wor...
Day in the Life Undergraduate Researcher Kansas State University
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I know it often varies, but I'd like to know what kind of daily work an undergrad research assistant might do at Kansas State University?

I perform computational research, so most of my work consists of programming and modeling. I have previously developed a model of the K-State reactor core using Monte Carlo methods, and I'm currently working on developing a model to calculate human cancer risk estimates from low-dose radiation. H...
Day in the Life Education Research Assistant Kansas State University
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What would it be like to be a graduate research assistant at Kansas State University?

It's just work, work. As a graduate research assistant you are also a student so you attend classes in the morning and afternoon. When you don't attend classes you'll be doing your own research at the lab, or working on your professor's research projects. Other than that you do literature review ...
Day in the Life Research Assistant Graduate Kansas State University
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What might help me succeed as a graduate research assistant at Kansas State University?

Proactive/Willingness to get things done. Get done with tasks faster. Communicate well with your professors. Update the professors about your work regularly. Present/publish your research as many times as possible at various conferences.
Skillset Research Assistant Graduate Kansas State University
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