Research Opportunities

Legal History of African Americans, American Indians, Immigrants, and Women in the North American West

History
Faculty Advisor
Katrina Jagodinsky
Contact Email
Start Date
06/05/17
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
20

This position is most suitable for a History, Ethnic Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Digital Humanities, Pre-Law or Political Science student. Students will work closely with the professor 20/hrs week to transcribe nineteenth-century legal records involving African American, American Indian, immigrants, and women. You must be able to read cursive in order to apply. Students will also conduct social historical and statistical research to find archival and biographical information on plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers, and judges involved in the cases being studied.

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Virus and Cancer

Biological Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Luwen Zhang
Contact Email
Start Date
11/07/16
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
8

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpesvirus of increasing medical importance. EBV infection has been associated with the development of several human cancers. In immunocompromised individuals, such as organ transplant recipients or AIDS patients, EBV almost certainly causes two fatal cancers: post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) and AIDS-associated central nerve system (CNS) lymphoma. Other than cancers, EBV is associated with other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus) as well as multiple sclerosis (MS).

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SNRG OPENING # 16016 Java/J2EE/JSP/Node.js Web Service Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a novel web service that will be used to serve and aggregate dynamic surveys from a custom app on user cellphones.  The novel approach incorporates a custom environment capable of updating survey rules and logic.  The web service will be hosted on Amazon to be part of a large distributed system.    (Developing the app mentioned here is separate project: SNRG project 16014).

 

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SNRG OPENING # 16015 C#/NET/ASP Web Service Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a novel web service that will be used to serve and aggregate dynamic surveys (to a custom app) on user cellphones.  The novel approach incorporates a custom environment capable of updating survey rules and logic.  The web service will be hosted on Amazon to be part of a large distributed system.    (Developing app mentioned here is separate project: SNRG project 16014).

 

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SNRG OPENING # 16014 Android App Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

SNRG OPENING # 16014 Android App Developer

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SNRG OPENING # 16013 Network Data Mining Software Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

SNRG OPENING # 16013 Network Data Mining Software Developer

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop software that will be used to analyze the social networks data collected.  The project’s novel approach analyzes data that subjects voluntarily provide on /potential/ relationships between /others/ in their community, rather than asking them about their /own/ relationships.  (Developing the software to collect the social network data is a separate project: SNRG project #16012).

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SNRG OPENING # 16012 Android Tablet Social Network App Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a tablet app that will be used to map out social networks, including those of remote communities.  The project’s novel approach synthesizes data that subjects voluntarily provide on /potential/ relationships between /others/ in their community, rather than asking them about their /own/ relationships.  (Developing the software to analyze the acquired data is a separate project: SNRG project #16013).

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Spatial Variability of Streambed Hydraulic Conductivity across Multiple Stream Orders

Biological Systems Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Aaron Mittelstet
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2017
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE
Hours Per Week
20

This project will be testing a hypothesis that streambed conductivity will vary between the same and multiple stream orders as a function of soil type of the contributing watershed.  The student will have the opportunity to perform both field and lab work. In the field, the student will help measure streambed conductivity and collect streambed samples at multiple streams within the Frenchman Creek watershed. In the lab, the student will conduct sieve analysis for multiple samples to determine the grain-size distribution, which will then be used to estimate streambed conductivity.

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Big and Little Houses on the Prairie: Signaling with Sodhouses and Growing Successful Communities

Anthropology
Faculty Advisor
LuAnn Wandsnider
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

Seeking research assistant with advanced ArcGIS skills. Two tasks:

1.            Georeference historic map of Custer County, NE.

2.            Create java script that will take text version of legal descriptions derived from historic documents (see below), and using this and GIS coverage for public land system, create polygons for parcels claimed by homesteaders.

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Developing nanostructured organic-inorganic materials for high selectivity separation

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Siamak Nejati
Contact Email
Start Date
1/18/2017
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 17-18

Interested applicants please contact the email address provided below to set
a meeting and discuss the research in a one to one meeting.
snejati2@unl.edu

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