Research Opportunities

Parent-Child Play Interactions: A 3-Box Study [Associated with Getting Ready Intervention for Preschool Children]

Special Education and Communication Disorders; Center for Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS)
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Christine Marvin
Contact Email
Start Date
2/1/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer; can apply for UCARE funding for Academic Year 16-17
Hours Per Week

We are looking for students  who want to commit to Summer 2016 and/or Academic year 2016-17 work on this behavioral coding project. English as well as bilingual (Spanish) speakers are needed for the research team. Students will complete training in use of an observation scale  for watching video tapes of parents interacting with their preschool-age children at play. Students found to be reliable will be kept on the study.  Training will begin in February-March 2016  for summer work, but be available for students who start  in the fall term.

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Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection and the Greater Chaco Landscape

Anthropology
Faculty Advisor
Carrie C. Heitman
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE stipend
Hours Per Week
We are looking for a student to contribute to a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project devoted to Salmon Pueblo (Bloomfield, NM).  This position will involve working directly with archaeological records and contributing to the construction of a relational database.
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Development and Evaluation of an Electronic Application for use on Crash Carts for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Efforts

College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
Faculty Advisor
Jana Pressler
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE stipend
Hours Per Week

Seeking 2 students to work with researchers on a team project.

Student learning opportunities/responsibilities will include conducting literature searches, assisting with data collection, and assisting with pilot development of an electronic dashboard to be used on crash carts during mock codes.
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AFM force spectroscopy study of calcium-binding proteins

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Sangjin Ryu
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE stipend
Hours Per Week

The goal of the project is to investigate unfolding/refolding of calcium-binding proteins such as calmodulin and centrin using atomic force microscopy (AFM) single molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS), in collaboration with Dr. Hideaki Moriyama in Biology.

Centrin is a ubiquitous EF-hand calcium-binding protein which plays critical roles in various cellular processes including calcium-powered cell motility.

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Design for researchers working on injection risk networks in rural Puerto Rico

Art, Art History & Design
Faculty Advisor
Colleen Syron
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week

Seeking a student to help develop animations, documentary videos, web material, policy briefs, public awareness campaigns.

We have a team of researchers working on the injection drug use epidemic in Puerto Rico we would like to bring that work to life and push the content out to the general public for greater visibility and opportunity to design for social good.
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Development and Evaluation of an Electronic Application for use on Crash Carts for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Efforts

College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
Faculty Advisor
Janet Nieveen
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE stipend
Hours Per Week
20/week for summer

Seeking 2-3 students to work with researchers on a team project.

Student learning opportunities/responsibilities would include literature searches, assisting with gathering data, assisting with pilot testing of an electronic application to be used on a crash cart during mock codes.

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MayaCityBuilder: TL and OSL Dating of ceramics at ancient Maya city of Copan, Honduras

Anthropology, CDRH, and School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Heather Richards-Rissetto
Contact Email
Start Date
2/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE to receive stipend
Hours Per Week

We are looking for undergraduate students interested in participating in a digital heritage project that cross-cuts archaeology, geography, and geology.

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Active, Healthy, Walkable Community

Community and Regional Planning
Faculty Advisor
Yunwoo Nam
Contact Email
Start Date
6/15/16, but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE stipend
Hours Per Week

Seeking students who are interested in Active, Livable, Sustainable Community. The physical and social environment of a neighborhood significantly affects the quality of life of a resident. In order to make Lincoln’s communities healthier and more active by improving opportunities, this project provides the creative approaches to identify community needs and problems. This project also attempts to improve and strengthen communities by directly engaging citizens in a community assessment process that helps them set appropriate neighborhood improvement goals.

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Enhanced New Mothers Network: A smart phone app for single, low-income, African American mothers

College of Nursing - Lincoln Campus
Faculty Advisor
Christie Campbell-Grossman, RN, PhD
Contact Email
Start Date
5/2/16 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE to receive stipend
Hours Per Week

Need 2 students to work on a feasibility study with an new app for high risk, first time mothers. May include literature searches, protocol development, conceptual meetings, and data collection.

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Permian paleoclimate and paleoceanograpy

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Tracy Frank
Contact Email
Start Date
5/15/2016, but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
This project will involve examination of outcrops of Permian rocks in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming.  These marine sedimentary rocks provide a record of environmental change during one of Earth's major climate transitions, namely a transition from an ice house climate regime similar to today, to a greenhouse climate regime.  We will spend several weeks in June describing and sampling the rocks.  Field conditions will be strenuous, with work in desert conditions and at elevations of around 7500 ft.  The project could continue into the academic year, when the roc
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