Research Opportunities

Network Analysis

Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
Tomas Helikar
Contact Email
Start Date
8/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
15+

Interested in working on a leading-edge systems and network biology research?

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Software (DevOps) Engineer Intern

Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
Tomas Helikar
Contact Email
Start Date
8/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week

Interested in working on a cutting-edge software for computational modeling of biological systems?

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Converting Weather & Climate Information into Nuisance Risk Assessment Tools for Animal Producers

Biological Systems Engineering and School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Rick Koelsch
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

The Nebraska State Climate office is providing new opportunities for utilizing weather data and forecasting resources.  Our faculty team proposes to employ a student to develop a new set of tools for assessing odor and dust risks associated with an animal feeding operation.

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Student Office Assistant

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Kirk Dombrowski
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10-20
This position provides assistance to the Minority Health Disparities Initiative.  In conjunction with operating daily business activities involving the coordination of MHDI projects, this candidate will need excellent interpersonal communication, organization, record keeping, typing, and computer software experience (among other skills) to perform a variety of business tasks. Available hours of work are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Must be available to work at 10-15 hours a week. Please send a resume and cover letter to kstarlin2@unl.edu (Kim Gocchi Carrasco).
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Student Web Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Kirk Dombrowski
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20
The Student Web Developer will work with the University of Nebraska Web Developer Network to assist our project managers with the maintenance and technical development of the REACH Lab’s multiple websites and social media platforms. Immediate focus will be a review of content, content updating and code revision as part of the current maintenance. The student will complement existing knowledge with experience with the opportunity to learn about emerging technologies, technical documentation, web standards and best practices for web developers.
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K-8 Teachers' Development and Use of a Framework for Evaluating Digital Instructional Materials

Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
Faculty Advisor
Amanda Thomas
Contact Email
Start Date
8/22/16 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
10

This project documents K-8 teachers' development of a framework for evaluating digital instructional materials for teaching and learning mathematics. Undergraduate research assistants' work will include transcribing video and audio files, assisting in qualitative data analysis, and assisting in the preparation of conference proposals and manuscripts resulting from the study.

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Machine Learning and Modeling of Social Networks

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
8/15/16 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or through UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

New project to develop and evaluate analytic tools for real-world social network data analysis. The project will interface with several ongoing large-scale public health research projects in disease and behavioral epidemiology. The candidate should have a basic working understanding of probability, and experience writing procedural and object-oriented programs in Java, Python, C/C++ or other language. Candidates with experience or coursework in algorithms, networks, machine learning, and/or statistics will be favored.

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Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection

Anthropology
Faculty Advisor
Carrie C. Heitman
Contact Email
Start Date
8/15/2016
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

Participation in a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project to create the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC).  Project activities may include:

1) Help with archaeologica data integration

2) Facilitate collaborations with project consultants

3) Refine image and text metadata for SPARC digital assets

4) Participate in the Chaco Research Archive website redesign

5) Contribute to the integration of the greater Chaco Landscape project data into the Chaco Research Archive and help plan 2017 academic conference.

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Wildfire effects on insect diversity

Agronomy and Horticulture
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Dirac Twidwell
Contact Email
Start Date
8/23/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE stipend
Hours Per Week

This project aims to identify the ability of mixed severity fire regimes to promote species diversity. Specifically, students will be looking for differences in insect community composition that result from varying fire severities in the Pine Ridge region of Nebraska by identifying ground dwelling insects collected during the summer of 2016.

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Microbial Degradation of Steroid Hormones in Soil

Civil Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Xu Li
Contact Email
Start Date
8/22/16
Paid or Volunteer
Hours Per Week

When a contaminant enters the soil environment, several abiotic and biotic processes can affect the fate of the contaminant.

As a class of emerging contaminants, steroid hormones in the environment have attracted a lot of attention from engineers and regulators due to their impacts on the health of human being and ecosystems.  The undergraduate student working on this project will work with a graduate student to study how microbial activities may affect the fate and transport of steroid hormones in soils.  Column reactors will be used to simulate soil profiles.

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