Im a masters student (GPA 3. at a big ten school in applied math, with my undergraduate degree in math and physiology. I plan on reapplying to PhD programs in the fall.
Thanks to my physiology background I have an offer from a bioengineering lab to do research with this summer (in hopes of a publication). Also Im also trying to pass the numerical qual (advisor says it looks good) and study for the subject GRE this summer. These two tasks will be time consuming enough and I'm scared of halfassing research/qual/GRE instead of doing well on the qual/GRE
My main issue is I don't know if being able to do engineering research shows universities I'm capable of doing mathematics research. The only reason i want to stick with it is because I have not done an REU programs and that no research is a red flag on my application.
I'll be grateful to hear back any advice.