May begin immediately for hourly wage, UCARE funding begins June 1
Hours Per Week
20 hr/week in summer, 10 hr/week in academic year
Seeking an interdisciplinary cohort of undergraduate researchers, designers, coders, thinkers, innovators and creative makers. Join this unique opportunity to be a member of this new lab within the Center for Emerging Media Arts on the UNL campus.
For a stem cell, the future is wide open. It can divide infinitely to create more stem cells, or it can grow up into other kinds of cells, taking its place in the heart, brain, or other organs. It’s important that stem cells be protected from infection: some of them are starting material for babies, and others make up a crucial reservoir to build or rebuild body tissues as needed. An intruder that damaged or killed stem cells would be disastrous, but how they go about protecting themselves has been a decades-long mystery.
The city of York purchased 400 acres of farmland in the 2008 as part of a wellhead protection area project to ensure safer drinking water for the community. In the summer of 2017, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District developed a project in cooperation with farmers with an ultimate goal of demonstrating improvements to soil health and drinking water quality called “Project GROW” – Growing Rotational crops On Wellfield. The active farmland included in the wellhead protection area utilizes practices such as no-till farming, cover crops, and a diversified crop rotation.
Campus Recreation will be celebrating 100 years of collegiate recreation at Nebraska for the 2020-21 academic year. Our department is seeking assistance in production of a video to capture recreation at the University of Nebraska over the last 100 years.
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).
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.
UCARE students will assist researchers with our funded self-management intervention to address the challenge of adherence to chronic disease clinical treatment guidelines. Our 8-week self-management intervention uses tailored strategies (problem-solving, decision-making, action planning, self-tailoring, resource utilization and forming a patient-provider partnership) and a mobile health app. Patients enrolled must be diagnosed with heart failure, COPD, diabetes or hypertension and have at least one other chronic disease to participate in the study.
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.
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.
Paid by UCARE Funding for Summer 20 or Academic Year 2021
Hours Per Week
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.