Hello, I am a sophomore in high school and I have just started taking an introductory research class this year. However, some of my friends have taken research classes for 2-3 years and have already started to interview for mentors. I really want to compete in the Intel competition and have a general idea of what my project is going to be, but do you think it is too early to look for a mentor after only one year of introductory research? And also, how would I find a mentor?
Another question: do you think it is possible for me to study neuroscience, or is that topic too advanced?