RSRI--How much background experience in research field is expected?

<p>I just got a research professor assigned to me for the Regents research thing--the field being Electrical and Computer Engineering. I'm uh, a Literature/Writing major, and my H Physics class last year was hell on earth (though electricity > kinematics), so I'm a bit apprehensive, here. XD </p>

<p>I was just wondering from others who've taken part in this program--what was it like? What did you do, and what were you expected to know going in? Because when it comes to physics/engineering-related things, I'm an utter moron.</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>This should be huge fun! I wonder why you got assigned an engineering professor, from EECS no less... May be they want poetic inspiration..</p>