Research Opportunities

Family Drug Court Evaluation

Center on Children, Families and the Law
Faculty Advisor
Katherine Hazen
Contact Email
Start Date
8/10/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

This position is for the 2018-9 academic year.  We are seeking an undergraduate student interested in research and in learning more about research in real world settings to collect data for the Lancaster County Family Treatment Drug Court (FTDC) Evaluation being conducted by the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children at UNL-Center on Children, Families and the Law (UNL-CCFL).  The FTDC was established by the Lancaster County Juvenile Court in 2014 as a mandatory drug court for families with allegations related to substance abuse by a parent.  Families in the

Read more

What brings you here? A Comparative Case Study of Informal Learning Spaces on Campus

Interior Design
Faculty Advisor
Miyoung Hong
Contact Email
Start Date
8/20/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
10

This position will help with data collection from three campus locations via 1) conducting unobtrusive observations of space use patterns; 2) recruiting participants to complete an online survey; and 3) transcribing the recordings from student focus groups. Additionally, student researcher(s) will assist the faculty advisors in developing the observation templates, transforming data into digital copies, and reviewing the data to identify implications for the design of other informal learning spaces on campus.

Read more

Antibacetrial coatings from polysiloxanes

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Siamak Nejati
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2018
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE Summer 18
Hours Per Week
20

This position requires a student with knowledge of materials and chemical science relevant to polymeric materials and interfaces. The student will work on a multidisciplinary project and will lead the material processing and characterization of the synthesized polymers. The objective is to understand how organometallic polymers, specifically  polysiloxanes, interact with bacteria and how this process can be utilized for underwater antibacterial effect.  For further information contact snejati2@unl.edu.

Read more

Study brain structure and function in children with hearing loss

Special Education and Communication Disorders/Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
Faculty Advisor
Yingying Wang
Contact Email
Start Date
6/4/2018
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
20

The student will be involved in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. For data collection, student will learn to use a relative new technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain function in children with hearing loss. Meanwhile, student will conduct behavioral tests like IQ test, language assessment, etc in these children. Then, student will be trained to analyze and interpret the results. As a final product, student will present their work at research fair event.

Read more

Streams and Ecosystem ecology in Nebraska

School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Jessica Corman
Contact Email
Start Date
5/15/2018
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
40

Streams in Nebraska not only provide important habitats for birds and fish, but they also carry water used for irrigation and recharge groundwater that can be used for drinking water. The quality of stream water is dependent, in part, on the nutrients in it. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus – often from surrounding fields or rangeland – can impair stream water, as well as lead to eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems. However, streams can also process these nutrients, minimizing the risks to eutrophication.

Read more

Contaminant Fate and Transport in Aquatic Ecosystems

Biological Systems Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Tiffany Messer
Contact Email
Start Date
5/15/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
10-20

Dr. Tiffany Messer is seeking one to two undergraduate research assistants to assist graduate students investigating fate and transport of pesticides in rivers. The Messer research team focuses on identifying, tracing, and treating contaminants of emerging concern and nutrients in highly disturbed ecosystems through innovative sensor technologies for water quality monitoring and ecosystem based Best Management Practices.

Read more

Investigation and Development of Multiphysics Modeling Software Applications for Architectural Engineering Educational Use

Architectural Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jay Puckett
Contact Email
Start Date
3/1/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
10

The student will learn how to build models and applications in the COMSOL multiphysics modeling software.  The student will investigate and develop COMSOL applications related to architectural engineering topics that may be used for educational and instructional purposes.  The initial focus of the project will be to develop applications related to architectural acoustics and building noise control.  The student will also have the opportunity to develop applications related to other areas of architectural engineering (AE) and to explore live linkages to Revit for geometry.

Read more

Factors influencing recovery in neurogenic swallowing disorders

Special Education and Communication Disorders
Faculty Advisor
Angela Dietsch
Contact Email
Start Date
9/10/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE Summer 18

Did you know that stroke and other neurological injuries/illness can cause swallowing disorders that make it difficult for people to safely share meals with their loved ones?

Read more

Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab

Political Science / Center for Brain, Biology, & Behavior
Faculty Advisor
Ingrid Haas
Contact Email
Start Date
2/1/18
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
5-10

The Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab (directed by Dr. Ingrid Haas;

http://polisci.unl.edu/paclab) is currently recruiting undergraduate research assistants to help with various projects in the lab during the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year and beyond. The lab studies political attitudes and beliefs, and how evaluation is influenced by affect, emotion, motivation, and social identity. This is an interdisciplinary lab, combining methods and ideas from social psychology, political science, and social neuroscience (fMRI).

Read more

Development of Livestock Waste Management Technologies to Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

Civil Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Xu Li
Contact Email
Start Date
1/15/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-15

Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and the spread of antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) pose an increasing risk to public health.

Read more

Pages