lethal71 wrote:as a freshman what would be the best way to go about getting teacher recommendation
the professors in your department about their research and just listen to them talk. After you've spoken to all of them ask your favorite ones if they have anything a freshman can do in his/her research group.
If applicable also talk to the grad students working in the research group questions too. We don't bite, hard. I don't know about others but I know that I like it when undergrads ask me about the research I'm doing.