Research Opportunities

Enhancing Diagnosis of Veterinary Livestock Pathogens

School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Dustin Loy
Contact Email
Start Date
1/1/2017
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10-15 during the school year, 40 over the summer

This project focuses on enhancing diagnosis and diagnostic testing for respiratory and ocular pathogens of cattle and enteric pathogens of swine.  The student would work to develop and validate proteomic and molecular diagnostic techniques including MALDI-TOF Mass spectrometry, Real Time PCR, and other immunodiagnostic tools.  A student with an interest in microbiology and/or veterinary medicine that would have summer availability is sought.  Potential for a UCARE project is encouraged but not required.

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Exploring the Impact of Equitherapy

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
Faculty Advisor
Michelle Howell Smith
Contact Email
Start Date
1/11/2017
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
5

I am looking for a research assistant to help with a literature search and review of the efficacy and impact of equitherapy.

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Genome-scale metabolic model development of methylomonas

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Rajib Saha
Contact Email
Start Date
11/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 17-18
Hours Per Week
10

Questions regarding the ecological and functional characteristics of natural microbial consortium under dynamic environmental conditions can be addressed using comprehensive mathematical models and ‘omics’-based data analysis.

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Nanoparticle synthesis and characterization for traumatic brain injury applications

Biological Systems Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Forrest Kievit
Contact Email
Start Date
12/01/16
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week

Learn how to synthesize nanoparticles of various
sizes and shapes as well as characterize their physicochemical properties.
These nanoparticles will be used to study how physicochemical properties
affect their accumulation in mouse models of traumatic brain injury. Students
will have the opportunity to, and will be expected to, put together a UCARE
proposal based on this work.

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Genome-scale metabolic model development of Methylobacter

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Rajib Saha
Contact Email
Start Date
11/01/16
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
10

Questions regarding the ecological and functional characteristics of natural microbial consortium under dynamic environmental conditions can be addressed using comprehensive mathematical models and ‘omics’-based data analysis.

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Exploring school leadership's effects on teachers and students: A project based on national and international data

Educational Administration
Faculty Advisor
Jiangang Xia
Contact Email
Start Date
01/01/17
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
10

It is claimed that school leadership matters, while
the evidence is very limited. Some studies examined school leadership and
found that it has an indirect influence on student learning through
leaders’ influence on staff motivation and commitment (Leithwood, Harris, &
Hopkins, 2008). This project tries to explore school leadership's direct
influences on teacher and student outcomes. To achieve the goals, the

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Controls on Permeability Heterogeneity in Sand Bars of the Loup River, Nebraska

School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Jesse Korus
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE
Hours Per Week
20

The spatial distribution of permeability in sand bars is key to the hydrologic function of river beds.  The goal of this project to develop an understanding of the sedimentary processes that control permeability heterogeneity.  The project will involve field and laboratory work.  Field work will be conducted in central Nebraska in the Loup River system.  This work will involve wading through shallow water, installing tubes for permeability testing, making measurements, and operating

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Legal History of African Americans, American Indians, Immigrants, and Women in the North American West

History
Faculty Advisor
Katrina Jagodinsky
Contact Email
Start Date
06/05/17
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
20

This position is most suitable for a History, Ethnic Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Digital Humanities, Pre-Law or Political Science student. Students will work closely with the professor 20/hrs week to transcribe nineteenth-century legal records involving African American, American Indian, immigrants, and women. You must be able to read cursive in order to apply. Students will also conduct social historical and statistical research to find archival and biographical information on plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers, and judges involved in the cases being studied.

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Virus and Cancer

Biological Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Luwen Zhang
Contact Email
Start Date
11/07/16
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
8

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpesvirus of increasing medical importance. EBV infection has been associated with the development of several human cancers. In immunocompromised individuals, such as organ transplant recipients or AIDS patients, EBV almost certainly causes two fatal cancers: post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) and AIDS-associated central nerve system (CNS) lymphoma. Other than cancers, EBV is associated with other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus) as well as multiple sclerosis (MS).

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SNRG OPENING # 16016 Java/J2EE/JSP/Node.js Web Service Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a novel web service that will be used to serve and aggregate dynamic surveys from a custom app on user cellphones.  The novel approach incorporates a custom environment capable of updating survey rules and logic.  The web service will be hosted on Amazon to be part of a large distributed system.    (Developing the app mentioned here is separate project: SNRG project 16014).

 

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