Arts and Sciences

Self-Management in Heart Failute: mHealth Interventions

Nursing
Faculty Advisor
Myra Schmaderer PhD, RN
Contact Email
Start Date
5/13/2019 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
15-20

The purpose of this research study is to promote self-management in a chronic heart failure (HF) population to improve adherence to treatment guidelines using a mobile health app.  We will evaluate the feasibility of an 8-week self-management intervention using tailored strategies including problem solving, decision-making, and action planning. Daily messages, self-monitoring activities and real time virtual visits are included in the intervention.  The UCARE student will assist in patient enrollment, data collection and troubleshooting technology devices.

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Soft-Matter Robotic Material

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Eric Markvicka
Contact Email
Start Date
6/3/2019 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
20

Students will re-engineer traditionally rigid robots and machines using intrinsically soft materials (elastomers, gels, and fluids) to create the next generation of soft robots and machines that are safe for human interaction. We are specifically working on creating soft robots and stretchable electronics that are highly robust and exhibit the extraordinary resilience of biological tissue.

 We are looking for students interested in learning more about embedded electronics, multifunctional materials, and robotics.

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The Nobel Prizes in the Natural Sciences as Proxy for National Scientific Strength: A Data-Based Approach

History
Faculty Advisor
David Cahan
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2019 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

I am looking for someone with skills in using data-base systems, especially relational databases. The individual will need to be able to work with (or teach her/himself) MS Excel and MS Access, API, JSON, CSV files, and perhaps more. There will also be data-entry work.

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The Niobrara River Project

School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Jessica Corman
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2019, flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

The Niobrara River is one of the mid-West's only National Scenic Rivers. The swiftly flowing waters are important habitats for many plants and animals and provide abundant recreational opportunities for tourists and visitors. This project seeks to understand the ecology of the Niobrara River ecosystem, specifically the quality of the water in the river and the streams that flow into it from surrounding fields or rangelands.

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Observing Teachers' Self-Regulation

Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Jenna Finch
Contact Email
Start Date
11/15/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
8-10

The Learning and Development Research (LADR) Group, directed by Dr. Jenna Finch, is now recruiting undergraduate research assistants (RAs) to join the lab!

 The LADR Group is currently studying how children’s school environments support the development of their self-regulation skills. We are looking for students to start immediately in preparation for an exciting study beginning in January. RAs will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience conducting classroom observations in preschools during the Spring semester.

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Lincoln's Culture: Preservation of Classical Music Printed Programs

University Libraries
Faculty Advisor
Anita Breckbill
Contact Email
Start Date
5/7/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

“Lincoln’s Culture: Preservation of Classical Music Printed Programs.”

The student will focus on two related projects:

1) Survey classical music groups and venues in Lincoln to determine where printed programs and other information is archived.  Develop a list that can point people to various archives for this information.

2) Beginning collecting programs from classical music groups and venues in Lincoln for archival storage and possible digital storage and presentation.

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Seismicity in Nebraska

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Irina Filina
Contact Email
Start Date
1/4/2019 and flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

I have several geophysical projects for students who are interested in exploring a recent spike in seismicity in Nebraska (25 earthquakes were recorded in central Nebraska from April to September of 2018). The earthquakes appear to be related to the reactivation of shallow basement faults, although the cause of the stress responsible for this reactivation remains unknown. So, we will analyze the earthquake data, gravity and magnetic fields, and possibly collect some new geophysical data to understand the observed seismicity and reveal what causes it.

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Nebraska's Forests: Biodiversity and Change

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Sabrina E. Russo
Contact Email
Start Date
4/1/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding Summer 19
Hours Per Week
Spring: 10; Summer: Full-time

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 research involves using surveying equipment to map trees in Nebraska's forests in the Niobrara River Valley and then take measurements to monitor the growth and survival of trees, so that the responses to environmental stress can be quantified.

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MABUSE Internship

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediate
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also appy for UCARE 19-20
Hours Per Week
10-19

The Social Network Research Group (SNRG) is building a distributed system for epidemic simulation as part of the MABUSE Project.  We are looking to hire two motivated and creative part-time Software Engineers to be part of the project’s dynamic Simulator development team.  If selected, you will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and its code, and then help us by developing software modules for MABUSE 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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ODIN Internship

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediate
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also appy for UCARE 19-20
Hours Per Week
10-19

The Social Network Research Group (SNRG) is building a distributed system for social network data collection and analysis as part of its ODIN Project.  We are looking to hire two motivated and creative part-time Software Engineers to be part of the project’s dynamic Android development team.  If selected, you will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and code, and then help us improve ODIN by coding full stack end-to-end automation tests in Java.

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