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Summer Research as a Master's Student

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It seems like all of the programs I can find out there are for undergraduates only. I'm currently in a 5 year BS+MS program, where I'll be completing my BS this spring. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm in computer science. 

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Generally, if you're a masters student you should be doing summer research at the institution where you're doing your MS. 

As @rising_star mentioned, have you talked to your professors?

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Yeah, it seems like mostly I'll have to rely on professors referring me to various connections. I've asked several professors about this already, and only one was willing to help me out. A lot of the responses I got implied they would be more willing to refer me to other research groups outside of my institution if I were their PhD student. If I stay here, I need to somehow fund my work since a lot of the grants offered by my institution are for undergrads. I spoke with some other students and they suggested that I either delay my undergrad graduation (to be eligible for funds) or TA a class over the summer for $$. 

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On 1/19/2018 at 1:36 AM, peanutbutterjellyfish said:

Yeah, it seems like mostly I'll have to rely on professors referring me to various connections. I've asked several professors about this already, and only one was willing to help me out. A lot of the responses I got implied they would be more willing to refer me to other research groups outside of my institution if I were their PhD student. If I stay here, I need to somehow fund my work since a lot of the grants offered by my institution are for undergrads. I spoke with some other students and they suggested that I either delay my undergrad graduation (to be eligible for funds) or TA a class over the summer for $$. 

National Labs

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On 1/19/2018 at 7:07 AM, peanutbutterjellyfish said:

It seems like all of the programs I can find out there are for undergraduates only. I'm currently in a 5 year BS+MS program, where I'll be completing my BS this spring. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm in computer science. 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. I am there right now and it is so so good.

A bit far, but believe me, it will change your life.

 

PS. The stipend is insane...

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