Engineering

Utilization of CO2 to improve recycled concrete aggregate (RCA)

Civil Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Seunghee Kim
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Start Date
1/7/2019, flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding

As new infrastructure construction continues, demands on raw materials will rise. In the meantime, a huge volume of demolition waste is being generated, particularly waste concrete.

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Soft-Matter Robotic Material

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Eric Markvicka
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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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MABUSE Internship

Sociology
Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
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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
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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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Motility and Adhesion by Clostridium perfringens

Food Science and Technology / Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
Kurt Piepenbrink
Contact Email
Start Date
10/15/18
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE for future funding
Hours Per Week
10

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.

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Metallic Structures in Space Environment

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Bai Cui
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Start Date
10/1/18 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer in Fall 2018, some funding available from mini grant for future and apply for UCARE funding for Summer 19 or AY 19-20
Hours Per Week
10

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.

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Using Neuroimaging to assist Cochlear Implant Programming

Special Education and Communication Disorders
Faculty Advisor
Yingying Wang
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Start Date
6/1/2019
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding Summer 19
Hours Per Week
20

Students will get to learn about Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNRIs) and how we can use fNRIs to help predict the outcomes of Cochlear implant that is device used by individuals with profound hearing loss.

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Energy Storage using Geotechnical Pipe Foundation

Civil Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Seunghee Kim
Contact Email
Start Date
10/01/2018
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can also appy for UCARE 19-20
Hours Per Week
10-20

Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is an emerging energy storage option to address the imbalance between renewable energy production and energy demand.

The pipe pile foundation, one of the common types of geotechnical structures, can be used to store compressed air in it. There needs an in-depth experimental study to demonstrate the feasibility of such a new idea to store energy.

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Combating Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry Products

Food Science and Technology
Faculty Advisor
Byron Chaves
Contact Email
Start Date
5/20/19 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Apply for UCARE Summer 19 for funding

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.

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Investigation of students' understanding of light-matter interactions

Chemistry
Faculty Advisor
Alena Moon
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/2018
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer in 18-19, can apply for UCARE funding for 19-20

An undergraduate in my research group will participate in investigating students' understanding of light and matter interactions. This will involve conducting qualitative interviews with students and transcribing and analyzing those interviews.

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