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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).