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How might COVID19 affect research opportunities within academic institutions?

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I am majoring in Computer Science and Digital Art and was hoping to get involved with research as a means to build my resume.

As far as computer science goes, I am interested in cybersecurity, software engineering, and/or curriculum development for computer science learning.

As for digital art, I am interested in expanded cinema (VJing, specifically) and game programming.

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Hey Chelsie! I'm no expert (just a student in high school), but you can take this comment as something to think about and try to derive a hypothesis while a professional answers this. From what I'm hearing, most companies are allowing workers to work remotely, and research may be included. Now if there would be special equipment at the institution required, I'm not too sure, but schools in most areas are being closed for the rest of the semester, which might give you an idea. Good luck and stay safe! All the best! Aun M.
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Daniel’s Answer

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Chelsie –
Wow – Sounds like you’ve got a great career started!

It’s very likely that the COVID19 crisis will accelerate the need for computer simulations coupled with digital art in academic research for the future. The world will become more reliant on accurate simulations for any kind of new development or disaster.

Right now, the research world wants to rapidly know how to interpret, predict and present what’s going to happen with virus transmission, experimentation efforts, mutations, equipment shortages, illness effects on various sectors of the population, etc.

Accurate, statistical simulations can run a variety of scenarios and compress valuable time.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, is hosting a 48-hour virtual hackathon from 03APR-05APR20 with the goal to develop solutions that address the most pressing technical, social, and financial issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
https://covid19challenge.mit.edu/

You might be able to participate in this to better determine what academic research might need in the future, to network and to strengthen your resume. Looks like they’re looking for a wide variety of participants.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqOa7Vm9NsSZuUTeWW_88Vy3kA1fBKcq8mtPSxKjs0v2KSOA/viewform

Best of luck in your chosen career direction.
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Mark’s Answer

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I strongly believe that Covid 19 will greatly increase the need for research in academic institutions. This pandemic has opened the door to so many different societal impacts even far outside of the obvious health risks. For example, economic impact, social impact, political impact, etc. While our world is very advanced in so many areas, this clearly took the globe by surprise leaving so many unknowns.

This will create many different work streams and thought leadership sessions around the world in thinking through what we could have done better. Additionally, research on how to prevent this type of pandemic from ever happening again. Again, there are so many more impacts outside of the obvious health risk and it is imperative for us to research and explore any and all associated outcomes.
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Aurélie’s Answer

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My post is not a direct answer as I do not know research institution.
But have you though of research and development within private companies ?
The need is there.
Companies have internship programs over the summer. They are adapting to the work from home.
There is definitively new field to explore due to Covid. This is good that you share what you have learned and what you are interested in.
You can search via google or directly to companies.
if you want to explore new opportunities....
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Michael’s Answer

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In regards to research if you are looking to be actively engrained with a program doing this, I would advise to use Linkedin! (method to my madness)

Start adding people in your field that you want to enter (add persons in cyber security, etc) have a professional picture yourself. Many times using linkedin (when i started my career) I was offered job openings and other interning style options just by adding people in my field and being open to new and exciting opportunities. You can also search via google and put in school (college) info and this will many times populate with research options.

Regarding going in to a physical site, might not work right now due to COVID
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