Arts and Sciences

Care Transition Program using Smart Technology

College of Nursing
Faculty Advisor
Myra Schmaderer Phd, RN
Contact Email
Start Date
8/11/17
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE

Patients with heart failure are frequently readmitted to the hospital.  Approximately one-fourth of these re-admisssions are potentially preventable.  Adherence to suggested disease management behaviors is crucial to improve patient outcomes such as hospital re-admisssion.  I am piloting the delivery of a self-management care transition intervention that uses a technology platform to improve adherence.

   I am interested in 1-2 students who would like to be actively involved in research involving chronically ill patients with heart failure.

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Grass-root microbiomes

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Sabrina Russo
Contact Email
Start Date
8/22/17
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
10

We are looking for one or two dedicated students (research for credits or UCARE) to participate in our grass-root microbiome project. In this project, we compare root architecture, root anatomy and associated micro-organisms of 20 native Nebraskan grass species. Taking part in this project includes working with plants in the greenhouse, harvesting their roots, and measuring various functional traits describing root architecture and anatomy.

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Nanoscale understanding of polymers for sustainable energy applications

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Shudipto Konika Dishari
Contact Email
Start Date
3/1/2017 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
20 max, can vary depending on your availability

Ion containing polymers or ionomers are widely used in many renewable energy based applications which can help us to achieve clean energy economy. Ionomers in several tens of nanometer (nm) thick films behave very differently as compared to several tens of micron thick bulk membranes. The polymer chains and water molecules when confined in sub-micron systems, the ion conduction properties drastically decrease influencing the efficiency of many energy applications, such as fuel cells, water electrolysis, supercapacitors and many more.

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Controls on Permeability Heterogeneity in Sand Bars of the Loup River, Nebraska

School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Jesse Korus
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE
Hours Per Week
20

The spatial distribution of permeability in sand bars is key to the hydrologic function of river beds.  The goal of this project to develop an understanding of the sedimentary processes that control permeability heterogeneity.  The project will involve field and laboratory work.  Field work will be conducted in central Nebraska in the Loup River system.  This work will involve wading through shallow water, installing tubes for permeability testing, making measurements, and operating

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SNRG OPENING # 16016 Java/J2EE/JSP/Node.js Web Service Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a novel web service that will be used to serve and aggregate dynamic surveys from a custom app on user cellphones.  The novel approach incorporates a custom environment capable of updating survey rules and logic.  The web service will be hosted on Amazon to be part of a large distributed system.    (Developing the app mentioned here is separate project: SNRG project 16014).

 

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SNRG OPENING # 16015 C#/NET/ASP Web Service Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a novel web service that will be used to serve and aggregate dynamic surveys (to a custom app) on user cellphones.  The novel approach incorporates a custom environment capable of updating survey rules and logic.  The web service will be hosted on Amazon to be part of a large distributed system.    (Developing app mentioned here is separate project: SNRG project 16014).

 

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SNRG OPENING # 16014 Android App Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

SNRG OPENING # 16014 Android App Developer

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SNRG OPENING # 16013 Network Data Mining Software Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

SNRG OPENING # 16013 Network Data Mining Software Developer

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop software that will be used to analyze the social networks data collected.  The project’s novel approach analyzes data that subjects voluntarily provide on /potential/ relationships between /others/ in their community, rather than asking them about their /own/ relationships.  (Developing the software to collect the social network data is a separate project: SNRG project #16012).

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SNRG OPENING # 16012 Android Tablet Social Network App Developer

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Hours Per Week
10-20

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop a tablet app that will be used to map out social networks, including those of remote communities.  The project’s novel approach synthesizes data that subjects voluntarily provide on /potential/ relationships between /others/ in their community, rather than asking them about their /own/ relationships.  (Developing the software to analyze the acquired data is a separate project: SNRG project #16013).

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Big and Little Houses on the Prairie: Signaling with Sodhouses and Growing Successful Communities

Anthropology
Faculty Advisor
LuAnn Wandsnider
Contact Email
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

Seeking research assistant with advanced ArcGIS skills. Two tasks:

1.            Georeference historic map of Custer County, NE.

2.            Create java script that will take text version of legal descriptions derived from historic documents (see below), and using this and GIS coverage for public land system, create polygons for parcels claimed by homesteaders.

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