Research Opportunities

Gender, Race, and the Legal Profession in the U.S. and Globally

Political Science and Ethnic Studies

Faculty Advisor
Alice Kang
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Start Date
01/01/2023
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding Rate
Hours Per Week
10-15

How diverse is the legal profession (lawyers, judges) in terms of race and gender in the U.S. and in other countries? This is an opportunity to learn and contribute knowledge about gender, race, and the legal profession in the U.S. and countries around the world (e.g., in Africa, the Caribbean, North America, South America, Europe).

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Molecular Engineering

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Faculty Advisor
SIAMAK NEJATI
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Start Date
Mon, 05/30/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
20

The molecular engineering (ME) program at the Transromantic Interfaces and Coatings is accepting applications to fill two research positions for conducting research at the frontier of materials discovery, exploring the organic networks and frameworks with applications in carbon capture, carbon dioxide conversion, oxygen reduction, molecular separation, and ion sorption. This project is in line with two recently awarded grants from National Science Foundation proposing to develop a new approach to ME.

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Pause. A 3D version of a ubiquitous typeface with a specified degree of shadow.

School of Art, Art History & Design

Faculty Advisor
Stacy Asher
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Start Date
Mon, 08/22/2022 (Flexible start date)
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

“Pause” is a style of letterform design that has multiple variations and is scalable for use as fonts. This typeface design is taking liberties to transform Helvetica into an expressive typeface. Multiple font variations of Helvetica have been created since its inception but none portray dimension or shadows and has always been known as one of the most utilitarian typefaces, not celebrated for its ability to convey an emotion or express a certain feeling.

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Roots of Justice: Historical Truth and Reconciliation in Lincoln and Nebraska

Center for Great Plains Studies

Faculty Advisor
Margaret Jacobs
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Start Date
May 16, 2022 (flexible)
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
15-20

Research assistant for book project. Involves reading and taking notes on historical scholarship on Indigenous peoples in Nebraska.

Possibility of faculty-funding between May 15- June 30, 2022. 

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Website and Database Development for Bioinformatics

Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Qiuming Yao
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Start Date
4/1/2022 (flexible)
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10

This can be potentially a long-term research project. It can also be served as a UCARE project or Capstones so that students can get good research credits besides financial support. We are looking for several enthusiastic students who are interested in and good at full stack website (javascript, php, angular, nodejs etc) and database (mysql, mongodb etc.) development. You can work individually or as a team. We are a research lab with good publication records on biological websites and databases.

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Weather Ready Farms Graphic Design Internship

Nebraska Extension & School of Art, Art History & Design

Faculty Advisor
Stacy Asher
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Start Date
9/1/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

General
The Weather Ready Farms program is looking for an undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) to work as a graphic design intern who will collaborate with the program team to develop a brand identity and marketing materials for the program.

Program Description:

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Building Active, Safe, and Healthy Communities

Community and Regional Planning

Faculty Advisor
Yunwoo Nam
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Start Date
05/16/2022 (flexible start date)
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
Summer=20 hours per week; Academic year=10 hours per week

The way how the community is designed and their built environment conditions have a direct effect on the physical activity, injuries, health and well-being of its residents in both individual and community contexts. This project improves a reliable community assessment framework and tool with which people in a neighborhood can examine residential conditions and other environmental characteristics for use in pro-actively improving and strengthening their neighborhood.

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Producing Clean Energy and Value-Added Products from Agricultural Wastes

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Xu Li
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Start Date
Tue, 03/01/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

Modernizing the agricultural industry is critical in building a sustainable future. One important component of agricultural modernization is to manage agricultural wastes from the perspective of circular economy. A waste-to-resource approach should be developed to convert the organics in animal wastes to clean energy (e.g., hydrogen gas) or value-added products (e.g., medium chain carboxylic acids, or MCCAs). Hydrogen gas is an important form of energy in decarbonizing the economy, while MCCAs can be used as feedstocks to produce valuable chemical compounds.

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Biomimetic Models of Chronic Liver Disease

Chemical Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Sri Kidambi
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Start Date
06/01/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

The current research will focus on Chronic Liver Diseases. Liver fibrosis represents hepatic insufficiency and leads to end-stage liver disease and failure. Liver fibrosis results from repeated liver injury causing excessive scar tissue to build and liver to get stiff and impair hepatic function. This can limit the flow of blood to the healthy liver tissue causing a momentum of scar tissue buildup.

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Antiviral Research

Nebraska Center for Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Shi-Hua Xiang
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Start Date
01/17/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

You will join a dynamic research team to develop drugs, vaccines and other novel therapeutics for combating several important viral pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, Ebola and Zika. This position will be involved in drug screening or vaccine development.

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