Research Opportunities

Wearable Computer

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Eric Markvicka
Contact Email
Start Date
1/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE Funding
Hours Per Week
10

Wearables have emerged as an increasingly promising interactive platform, imbuing the human body with always available computational capabilities. This unlocks a wide range of applications, including discreet information access, health monitoring, fitness, and fashion. However, most commercially available wearables are primarily composed of traditionally rigid materials (e.g., metals and hard plastics), limiting their placement to locations of low movement or flexibility (e.g. wrist).

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Historic Preservation Programming

Nebraska State Preservation Office

Faculty Advisor
Jessica Tebo
Contact Email
Start Date
2/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE Funding
Hours Per Week
20

The Nebraska State Preservation Office is a state government agency that oversees the preservation of cultural and historic resources. We manage eight different programs designed to engage with the public all across the state of Nebraska. A large part of our mission is to educate communities about their rich and diverse historical resources, with the goal of empowering individuals to feel pride and ownership in these places. We are also an interdisciplinary organization. Our staff has expertise in history, architecture, GIS, state law, and archeology.

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Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining

Child Youth and Family Studies

Faculty Advisor
Dipti Dev
Contact Email
Start Date
2/10/2022 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
Contact Email
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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Anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jiujiu Yu
Contact Email
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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Disease Simulation Software Developer

Sociolofy

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 disease epidemic simulation as part of the MABUSE Project!  We are looking to hire a motivated part-time Software Engineer to be part of our team.  If selected, you will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and its code, and then help us by developing software modules 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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