I really do feel like I'm starting my whole research experience from scratch! Not only is my research professor brand spankin' new, but the lab is still in the process of being set up, and because I'm also inexperienced, there is a lot of confusion. I think my research professor is a little unsure of her role as a mentor/PI because she seems to overcompensate with what she wants us to do sometimes. Even her application process was pretty intense, and she wanted us to come up with our own research projects! However, I met with her today and we both came to the agreement that my research project should come from a proposal she's already written. So I now have a project! I just gotta write up my own proposal, then finish my scholarship application.
I'm excited to stop mucking with this paperwork and get to the actual hands on stuff!