Arts and Sciences

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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Teaching Young English Learners

Teaching Learning and Teacher Education
Faculty Advisor
Guy Trainin
Contact Email
Start Date
9/30/17 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
6

We are looking for students interested in helping young English learners acquire language quickly so they can be integrated into their school. In this project you will  support elementary English learners’ vocabulary learning skills as they read widely in academic settings. You will work with a small group of elementary English language learners three time a week, 40-45 minutes per session, for a total of about 6 weeks. You will receive training to do it.

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Highly Sensitive Child observations

Educational Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Kathleen Moritz Rudasill
Contact Email
Start Date
9/15/17
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
10 (flexible)

Volunteers will work on a project being conducted in partnership with colleagues at Queen Mary University to develop an observation protocol for use in early childhood classrooms to identify children who are highly sensitive. High sensitivity is a temperament trait; highly sensitive individuals process their environment more deeply, have heightened empathy, and are more sensitive to environmental stimuli, such as noise or light. In short, they are more easily overwhelmed than those with lower sensitivity.

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Teacher interactions with children with mental illness

Educational Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Kathleen Moritz Rudasill
Contact Email
Start Date
9/15/17
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
5-10

This student will read and search for articles on mental illness in the classroom and teachers' understanding/training in mental illness. The student will likely assist with data collection (surveys) and data entry, some data analysis (with assistance), writing and presenting results.

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Neurobiological Study of Bullying

Educational Psychology
Faculty Advisor
Hideo Suzuki
Contact Email
Start Date
8/1/17
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19

The Brain, Emotion and Education (BEE) Lab at the Department of Educational Psychology is looking for research assistants interested in social and affective neuroscience in children.  In collaboration with the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3), our research seeks to explore the dynamics of brain-environment interaction in bullying behavior.  Starting from Fall 2017, we will begin to examine the structural and functional brain alterations, as well as pro-inflammatory cytokine levels of bully perpetrators, compared to non-bullies.  Research assistants will be expecte

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Role of Organelle-localized Lys63-Linked Ubiquitination in Plant Immunity

Plant Pathology
Faculty Advisor
Lirong Zeng
Contact Email
Start Date
6/5/17
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
35-40

This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant award-supported summer intern research opportunity. The incumbent for this position will be provided with research training in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions in the lab for 8 - 10 weeks in the summer with a stipend of ~ $4000 paid by the grant. The student will learn the latest, cutting-edge techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and plant pathology. The eligibility for such student is listed below.  Please contact me by email if you are interested.

 Eligibility

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