Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The Freshman Research Immersion program is a great opportunity to learn graduate-level research techniques as an undergraduate student. Throughout the course you will learn material on reading peer-reviewed journals, making good presentations, and adopting professional skills.
At the beginning of the semester, we were assigned a topic to conduct dry research with our team, and it was up to our group to identify a "question" that we would base our research around. This was a tedious yet rewarding process that allowed us to focus our data and information by answering the question, which we later presented with Powerpoints and an end-of-semester research poster. These objectives allowed us to strengthen our presentation skills by taking complex scientific research and making it understandable to an audience.
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Advice for students:
I would advise to keep in constant communication with team members so that you are clear on all assignments and due dates. This will help distribute workloads between members and allow for assistance when needed.