Research Opportunities

"Plants From Test Tubes"

Agronomy and Horticulture
Faculty Advisor
Paul E. Read, Professor of Horticulture/Viticulture
Contact Email
Start Date
10/15/16 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
This project will provide an opportunity to learn about aseptic culture of high-value specialty crops.  Laboratory techniques will be taught and the student will assist with an ongoing research project, in addition to proposing further independent research.
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Viticulture Technology: the basics of grape culture

Agronomy and Horticulture
Faculty Advisor
Paul E. Read, Professor of Horticulture/Viticulture
Contact Email
Start Date
9/10/16 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10
This project involves learning about practices in grape growing, evaluation of the product, and the scientific factors involved in producing grapes intended for wine production.  Laboratory, greenhouse, and field experience will be part of the hands-on opportunities experienced in this project.
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Family Development Project

Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Rebecca L. Brock
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/16 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer


The Family Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Brock, is
currently seeking research assistants for the 2016-2017 academic year. The
primary objective of the lab is to investigate the development of
psychopathology (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders) across the lifespan with a
focus on the family context and its etiological significance. Our research
examines couple and family processes (e.g., conflict, support, warmth and
closeness) across various stages of family development. Multi-method

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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

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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