Research Opportunities

Observing Teachers' Self-Regulation

Psychology

Faculty Advisor
Jenna Finch
Contact Email
Start Date
11/15/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
8-10

The Learning and Development Research (LADR) Group, directed by Dr. Jenna Finch, is now recruiting undergraduate research assistants (RAs) to join the lab!

 The LADR Group is currently studying how children’s school environments support the development of their self-regulation skills. We are looking for students to start immediately in preparation for an exciting study beginning in January. RAs will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience conducting classroom observations in preschools during the Spring semester.

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Project SPaRK (Supportive Parents and Resilient Kids) - SUMMER 2019

Educational Psychology

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Meredith Martin
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2019 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
20

SEARCHING FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A SUMMER 2019 UCARE POSITION!

Applications are due in January - interviews are currently on-going.

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Understanding the reading brain

Special Education and Communication Disorders

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Yingying Wang
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

Interested students can come to volunteer in the lab first and then will get help to apply for UCARE support. 10 hours/per week during fall semester and 20 hours/per week during summer semester.

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Lincoln's Culture: Preservation of Classical Music Printed Programs

University Libraries

Faculty Advisor
Anita Breckbill
Contact Email
Start Date
5/7/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

“Lincoln’s Culture: Preservation of Classical Music Printed Programs.”

The student will focus on two related projects:

1) Survey classical music groups and venues in Lincoln to determine where printed programs and other information is archived.  Develop a list that can point people to various archives for this information.

2) Beginning collecting programs from classical music groups and venues in Lincoln for archival storage and possible digital storage and presentation.

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Seismicity in Nebraska

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Irina Filina
Contact Email
Start Date
1/4/2019 and flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

I have several geophysical projects for students who are interested in exploring a recent spike in seismicity in Nebraska (25 earthquakes were recorded in central Nebraska from April to September of 2018). The earthquakes appear to be related to the reactivation of shallow basement faults, although the cause of the stress responsible for this reactivation remains unknown. So, we will analyze the earthquake data, gravity and magnetic fields, and possibly collect some new geophysical data to understand the observed seismicity and reveal what causes it.

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Nebraska's Forests: Biodiversity and Change

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Sabrina E. Russo
Contact Email
Start Date
4/1/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding Summer 19
Hours Per Week
Spring: 10; Summer: Full-time

Nebraska's forests house a diversity of herbs, trees, and wildlife, but they are rapidly changing due to environmental stresses, such as altered fire and climate regimes, invasive species, and drought. The goal of this project is to monitor these changes in order to develop effective conservation and management strategies. The research involves using surveying equipment to map trees in Nebraska's forests in the Niobrara River Valley and then take measurements to monitor the growth and survival of trees, so that the responses to environmental stress can be quantified.

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MABUSE Internship

Sociology

Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediate
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also appy for UCARE 19-20
Hours Per Week
10-19

The Social Network Research Group (SNRG) is building a distributed system for epidemic simulation as part of the MABUSE Project.  We are looking to hire two motivated and creative part-time Software Engineers to be part of the project’s dynamic Simulator development team.  If selected, you will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and its code, and then help us by developing software modules for MABUSE in C#. Qualified candidates will be students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with an interest in a software development career.

 Responsibilities:

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ODIN Internship

Sociology

Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediate
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also appy for UCARE 19-20
Hours Per Week
10-19

The Social Network Research Group (SNRG) is building a distributed system for social network data collection and analysis as part of its ODIN Project.  We are looking to hire two motivated and creative part-time Software Engineers to be part of the project’s dynamic Android development team.  If selected, you will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and code, and then help us improve ODIN by coding full stack end-to-end automation tests in Java.

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Motility and Adhesion by Clostridium perfringens

Food Science and Technology / Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor
Kurt Piepenbrink
Contact Email
Start Date
10/15/18
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE for future funding
Hours Per Week
10

This goal of this project is to understand how Clostridium perfringens uses extracellular appendages to move across solid surfaces and adhere to host cells. In particular we are interested in the type IV pilus of C. perfringens, a bacterial extracellular appendage found in many gram-negative enteric pathogens but largely uncharacterized in gram-positive species, including C. perfringens. Working with a collaborating group at Virginia Tech, we hope to characterize the structure and function of the C.

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Identification of the Chemical Components of Soybean Seed and Sprout Related to Anti-inflammatory Activity

Food Science and Technology

Faculty Advisor
Kaustav Majumder
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding, can apply for UCARE for future funding
Hours Per Week
15

The overall goal of the project is to improve the health beneficial effect of soybean-derived bioactive food molecules in reducing the prevalence of chronic metabolic diseases. To this end, the objective of this proposed project is to identify the bioactive molecules in soybean and its sprout which may potentially exhibit anti-inflammatory activities in human gastric epithelial cells.

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