Education and Human Sciences

Healthy Food Retail Initiatives

Nutrition and Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor
Liza Franzen-Castle
Contact Email
Start Date
5/15/2108
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
5-10

There are many different project opportunities available with Nebraska Extension’s Food, Nutrition and Health faculty, depending on student interest, which are related to healthy food access including food insecurity.

Students would be involved in assisting with and be trained in doing nutrition education events and data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

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Study brain structure and function in children with hearing loss

Special Education and Communication Disorders/Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
Faculty Advisor
Yingying Wang
Contact Email
Start Date
6/4/2018
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
Hours Per Week
20

The student will be involved in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. For data collection, student will learn to use a relative new technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain function in children with hearing loss. Meanwhile, student will conduct behavioral tests like IQ test, language assessment, etc in these children. Then, student will be trained to analyze and interpret the results. As a final product, student will present their work at research fair event.

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Factors influencing recovery in neurogenic swallowing disorders

Special Education and Communication Disorders
Faculty Advisor
Angela Dietsch
Contact Email
Start Date
9/10/2018 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE Summer 18

Did you know that stroke and other neurological injuries/illness can cause swallowing disorders that make it difficult for people to safely share meals with their loved ones?

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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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Analysis of Science Instructional Coaching and Use of Wearable Technologies for Elementary Students STEM Learning

Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Gwen Nugent
Contact Email
Start Date
10/30/2017 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

Student will have the opportunity be involved in research covering a variety of instructional topics and approaches.  Responsibilities will include data collection, entry and analysis, including coding of video-recorded instructional coaching sessions using observation software.  Students will learn about educational development and research, and work with faculty from a variety of disciplines, including educational psychology, engineering, and extension.

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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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Collective Impact in Rural Nebraska

Educational Administration
Faculty Advisor
Sarah Zuckerman
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/2017
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week
10

Contribute to research through the preparation of data, including transcription and creation of data files. Opportunities to engage in analytic discussions of the data to identify emerging themes with faculty and graduate assistant.

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