Arts and Sciences

Ethnography of Corporate Social Responsibility

Global Studies
Faculty Advisor
Emira Ibrahimpasic
Contact Email
Start Date
8/20/18
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
10

This research examines how individual recipients who are beneficiaries of corporate social responsibility projects understand the benefits and goals of the initiative.  In addition, the project looks at the ways in which corporations perceive the impact and benefits of this investment and whether or not this is a long-term policy that should be adapted by all corporations.

 Students will provide support in following areas:

1. identify, read and analyze articles and books on the impact of corporate social responsibility on donor companies and individual recipients

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Virus Cancer Interactions

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Luwen Zhang
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19

Viruses can contribute to the development of several human cancers and constitute 15–30% of human cancers with geographic variation. Approximately 200,000 new cancer cases every year are associated with Epstein–Barr virus (EBV). The current interests are the host-herpesvirus interactions, and our research will be a blend of virology, molecular and cellular biology, immunology, and pathology.

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Biodiveristy and Change in Nebraska's Forests

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Sabrina E. Russo
Contact Email
Start Date
5/7/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20 (academic year); 40 (summer)

Nebraska's forests house a diversity of herbs, trees, and wildlife, but they are rapidly changing due to environmental stresses, such as altered fire and climate regimes, invasive species, and drought.  The goal of this project is to monitor these changes in order to develop effective conservation and management strategies. The work involves mapping trees in Nebraska's forests and taking measurements in order to monitor the growth and survival of trees and and herbaceous understory plants, so that the responses to environmental stress can be quantified.

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Family Drug Court Evaluation

Center on Children, Families and the Law
Faculty Advisor
Katherine Hazen
Contact Email
Start Date
8/10/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

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

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Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab

Political Science / Center for Brain, Biology, & Behavior
Faculty Advisor
Ingrid Haas
Contact Email
Start Date
2/1/18
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
5-10

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).

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Family Drug Court Evaluation

Center on Children, Families and the Law
Faculty Advisor
Kelli Hauptman
Contact Email
Start Date
5/8/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
20

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 FTDC track receive specialized services, more frequen

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Peer victimization & Bullying: What can parents do?

Educational Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Meredith Martin
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE Summer 18
Hours Per Week
20

What is the most effective thing a parent can do if they find out their middle schooler is being picked on or bullied? Do the same strategies work for different teens? What if mom and dad give different advice? How do parents decide what to do? Do parents draw on their own experiences of victimization when deciding how to support their teen? These are just some of the questions that will be explored.

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Helping Parents & Families Support Peer-Victimized Adolescents

Educational Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Meredith Martin
Contact Email
Start Date
1/8/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19

Students will help with recruitment and data collection for a study of how families talk about peer victimization and bullying, and what parents can do to support their child when they find they've been victimized. The study includes interviews, observational tasks, and psychophysiological assessment.

Students will be able to work directly with families.

Dr. Martin is looking for students who may want to submit a UCare application to support their continued research over the summer of 2018, as well as students who wish to work during the semester.

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Automated Internet protocol testing

Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Lisong Xu
Contact Email
Start Date
03/01/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
5-10 (flexible)

Profs. Lisong Xu and Sebastian Elbaum are looking for an undergraduate student to participate in an interesting and cutting-edge NSF research project on automated testing and verification of network protocols. For example, if you have an Android smartphone, we have just found several bugs in the TCP protocol of Android, which is the protocol used for browsing web-pages and sending/receiving emails .

 The student will work with the professors and other students in the project starting from Spring or Summer 2018, and may continue to the fall semester.

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Vulnerability of Structural Systems to Natural Hazards

Civil Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Christine Wittich
Contact Email
Start Date
1/1/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10-20

The overarching goal of this research group is to identify and quantify vulnerability of structural systems (e.g. buildings, bridges, mechanical equipment, agricultural components, etc.) to natural hazards (e.g. earthquakes, tornadoes, etc) and to further design methods of mitigation. Studies within this research group include field reconnaissance following nearby tornadic activity, computer simulations of structures to extreme loads, and experimentation of structures in the laboratory.

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