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.
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.
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.
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.
This goal of this project is to understand how Clostridium perfringens uses extracellular appendages to move across solid surfaces and adhere to host cells. In particular we are interested in the type IV pilus of C. perfringens, a bacterial extracellular appendage found in many gram-negative enteric pathogens but largely uncharacterized in gram-positive species, including C. perfringens. Working with a collaborating group at Virginia Tech, we hope to characterize the structure and function of the C.
Paid by faculty funding, can apply for UCARE for future funding
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The overall goal of the project is to improve the health beneficial effect of soybean-derived bioactive food molecules in reducing the prevalence of chronic metabolic diseases. To this end, the objective of this proposed project is to identify the bioactive molecules in soybean and its sprout which may potentially exhibit anti-inflammatory activities in human gastric epithelial cells.
Volunteer in Fall 2018, some funding available from mini grant for future and apply for UCARE funding for Summer 19 or AY 19-20
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My lab is developing novel materials for extreme environments in aerospace applications. Undergraduate researchers in this project can learn to use novel laser technologies to manufacture new materials, and advanced microscopy and mechanical testing techniques.
Children's self-regulation of their attention and behaviors are important predictors of their academic and social success. This project seeks to understand what aspects of children's classroom environments support the development of their self-regulation skills.
Volunteer in Spring 19, can apply for UCARE for future funding
I am looking for a student with excellent research and editing skills to work with me on my book project dealing with the Massacres of Adana. The task of the student would be: editing, proof-reading, fact-checking, analysis of primary and secondary sources, and scanning and copying material.
There are several opportunities to work within the field of poultry and meat safety. At this time, I have projects in mind to work with non-traditional poultry products, identifying pathogens and control measures.