Arts and Sciences

Gender, Race, and the Legal Profession in the U.S. and Globally

Political Science and Ethnic Studies

Faculty Advisor
Alice Kang
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Start Date
01/01/2023
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding Rate
Hours Per Week
10-15

How diverse is the legal profession (lawyers, judges) in terms of race and gender in the U.S. and in other countries? This is an opportunity to learn and contribute knowledge about gender, race, and the legal profession in the U.S. and countries around the world (e.g., in Africa, the Caribbean, North America, South America, Europe).

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Molecular Engineering

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Faculty Advisor
SIAMAK NEJATI
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Start Date
Mon, 05/30/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
20

The molecular engineering (ME) program at the Transromantic Interfaces and Coatings is accepting applications to fill two research positions for conducting research at the frontier of materials discovery, exploring the organic networks and frameworks with applications in carbon capture, carbon dioxide conversion, oxygen reduction, molecular separation, and ion sorption. This project is in line with two recently awarded grants from National Science Foundation proposing to develop a new approach to ME.

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Roots of Justice: Historical Truth and Reconciliation in Lincoln and Nebraska

Center for Great Plains Studies

Faculty Advisor
Margaret Jacobs
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Start Date
May 16, 2022 (flexible)
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
15-20

Research assistant for book project. Involves reading and taking notes on historical scholarship on Indigenous peoples in Nebraska.

Possibility of faculty-funding between May 15- June 30, 2022. 

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Analysis of a Fremont Flaked Stone Artifact Assemblage

Anthropology, SGIS

Faculty Advisor
Phil Geib
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Start Date
08/22/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

Artifacts made by flaking stone are the oldest tools that archaeologists recover, dating back to more than 3 million years. Flaked stone tools continued to be essential in North America until after European contact. This project involves the analysis of flaked stone artifacts from a Fremont habitation site in Utah. You will work closely with the faculty advisor to learn about and conduct the analysis of lithic artifacts from the Hoyt Site, a habitation occupied between AD 900 and 1200.

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Animal Chemoreceptors

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Hideaki Moriyama
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Start Date
11/29/2021
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
6

We study animal behavior from the characteristics of receptors for chemical substances. I am seeking help with the ongoing research on carbon dioxide sensors for insects. No lab experience required. You need a responsible attitude as a scientist. I would like you to belong for 2 semesters or more.

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Community-based Research, Southern Ethiopia/Zambia (Group project: Food Security/Health/Nutrition, Individual Interest Research)

Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Mary S. Willis
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Start Date
05/15/2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

Summer 22 UCARE slots only with Education Abroad Program. 

The summer 2022 program will likely take place in two of Zambia’s nine provinces, Southern and Eastern, as Ethiopia is not currently on the State Department’s travel list.

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Surveying the structures of US water governance

School of Global Integrative Studies

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Patrick Bitterman
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Start Date
9/20/21
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

Water flows within a watershed and does not respect political boundaries (e.g., national or state borders). Yet, much of US water governance is based upon human-imposed delineations of the landscape. For example, in many places, county-level governments are responsible for managing the water that flows through their jurisdictions. This mismatch between hydrology and units of governance can result in the mismanagement of important (and often scarce) water resources.

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Story, Worlds, + Speculative Design Lab

Center for Emerging Media Arts

Faculty Advisor
Ash Eliza Smith
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Start Date
6/1/21
Paid or Volunteer
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.

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Virus, stem cells, and human diseases

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Luwen Zhang
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Start Date
May 1, 2022
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

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.

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Campus Recreation Centennial Celebration

Campus Recreation

Faculty Advisor
Amy Lanham
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Start Date
2/1/2020 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE Funding

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.

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