Research Opportunities

The Niobrara River Project

School of Natural Resources

Faculty Advisor
Jessica Corman
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Start Date
6/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
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.

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Statistical physics inspired modeling of deep learning and artificial neural networks

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Prof. Piyush Grover
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Start Date
11/1/19 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

This project will involve modeling the dynamics of artificial neural networks using ideas from statistical physics, and control theory. Undergraduates with strong interest in physics/math/programming are encouraged to apply for theoretical and computational work in this exciting new area.

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Food Security, Health, and Nutrition Research in Africa

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Mary S. Willis
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Start Date
6/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE Funding for Summer 20 or Academic Year 2021
Hours Per Week
20

This FIELD-BASED project is part of an education abroad, global research experience that is conducted in Ethiopia and Zambia; consequently TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR this UCARE opportunity, YOU MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM. It is focused on food security, health, and nutrition, thus studying the availability, accessibility, use-ability, and sustainability of foods, the impact of micro and macro-nutrient deficiency on health (such as dental disease, growth, and susceptibility to other infectious entities), and on diseases that prevent the use-ability of food, is necessary.

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Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining

Child Youth and Family Studies

Faculty Advisor
Dipti Dev
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Start Date
9/1/19 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
3-10

The Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining (EAT Family Style) is an integrated (web-based + coaching) childhood obesity prevention program.

 Purpose: To improve childcare providers’ use of responsive feeding practices and reduce controlling feeding practices with three-to five-year-old children in their care.

 Advantages:

1. Improve your resume

2. Gain nutrition education and evaluation experience

3. Make a difference in your community

4. Learn about data collection methods on measuring young children’s dietary intake

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Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Faculty Advisor
Katie Edwards
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/2019 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
Flexible

The Interpersonal Violence Research lab is recruiting undergraduate students to assist in all aspects of various ongoing research studies. As a part of the IVR lab, students will be trained in the methodologically rigorous approaches to studying interpersonal violence and provided with the knowledge and skills to translate this research into meaningful intervention, prevention and policy efforts.

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Birth Outcomes and Water

School of Natural Resources

Faculty Advisor
Martha Rhoades
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Start Date
10/1/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10

Are you interested in learning more about adverse birth outcomes associated with exposure to agrichemicals in drinking water?

The Birth Outcomes and Water (BOW) research project might appeal to someone wanting to pursue a career in public health, epidemiology and/or statistics.

The successful applicant will participate in data collection, interpretation and dissemination of results.  More information about the BOW study can be found at http://bow.unl.edu.

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Computational exploration of collective motion of active fluids

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Piyush Grover
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Start Date
9/10/19, but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

This position in the Dynamical Systems Lab (DSL) in MME department is for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based study of active fluid systems. An 'active fluid' is a suspension of particles that can propel by extracting energy from its surrounding fluid medium, and display collective motion patterns. In this project, students will learn the physics of these systems, and perform CFD simulations. Ideally, the applicants would have taken a fluid mechanics course.

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Anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jiujiu Yu
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Start Date
9/1/19 and flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 10 hours per week

The laboratory of Dr. Jiujiu Yu in Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting one undergraduate student and one part-time research technician to work on a research project that focuses on anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules. The research will involve cell culture, mouse models, and many state-of-the-art molecular and biochemical techniques. Previous laboratory research experience is preferred but not required.

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Social Brain Connectome Lab Software Developer

Sociology

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 15 hours per week

Social Brain Connectome Lab Software Developer

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Social Network Software Developer

Sociology

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 10 hours per week

Help us improve our system for social network data collection and analysis as part of the ODIN Project!  We are looking to hire a motivated part-time Software Engineer to be part of our team.  You will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and code, and then help us improve ODIN by coding new modules in Java and Python. Qualified candidates will be students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an interest in a software development and/or testing career.

Responsibilities:

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