Engineering

Story, Worlds, + Speculative Design Lab

Center for Emerging Media Arts

Faculty Advisor
Ash Eliza Smith
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Start Date
6/1/21
Paid or Volunteer
May begin immediately for hourly wage, UCARE funding begins June 1
Hours Per Week
20 hr/week in summer, 10 hr/week in academic year

Seeking an interdisciplinary cohort of undergraduate researchers, designers, coders, thinkers, innovators and creative makers. Join this unique opportunity to be a member of this new lab within the Center for Emerging Media Arts on the UNL campus.

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Micropump System for Breast Cancer Cell Migration Study

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Jung Yul Lim
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Start Date
8/31/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

Fluid flow-induced shear stress environment is an important regulatory cue in breast cancer cell migration and resultant metastasis. For example, interstitial flow from elevated pressures in tumors has been implicated in breast cancer cell migration. Despite the important role of flow situation in regulating these processes, the mechanical to biochemical signal transduction (mechanotransduction) pathways in the cancer cell remains to be elucidated.

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Virus, stem cells, and human diseases

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Luwen Zhang
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Start Date
9/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
10

For a stem cell, the future is wide open. It can divide infinitely to create more stem cells, or it can grow up into other kinds of cells, taking its place in the heart, brain, or other organs. It’s important that stem cells be protected from infection: some of them are starting material for babies, and others make up a crucial reservoir to build or rebuild body tissues as needed. An intruder that damaged or killed stem cells would be disastrous, but how they go about protecting themselves has been a decades-long mystery.

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Wearable Computer

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Eric Markvicka
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Start Date
1/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE Funding
Hours Per Week
10

Wearables have emerged as an increasingly promising interactive platform, imbuing the human body with always available computational capabilities. This unlocks a wide range of applications, including discreet information access, health monitoring, fitness, and fashion. However, most commercially available wearables are primarily composed of traditionally rigid materials (e.g., metals and hard plastics), limiting their placement to locations of low movement or flexibility (e.g. wrist).

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Statistical physics inspired modeling of deep learning and artificial neural networks

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Prof. Piyush Grover
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Start Date
11/1/19 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

This project will involve modeling the dynamics of artificial neural networks using ideas from statistical physics, and control theory. Undergraduates with strong interest in physics/math/programming are encouraged to apply for theoretical and computational work in this exciting new area.

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Computational exploration of collective motion of active fluids

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Piyush Grover
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Start Date
9/10/19, but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10-20

This position in the Dynamical Systems Lab (DSL) in MME department is for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based study of active fluid systems. An 'active fluid' is a suspension of particles that can propel by extracting energy from its surrounding fluid medium, and display collective motion patterns. In this project, students will learn the physics of these systems, and perform CFD simulations. Ideally, the applicants would have taken a fluid mechanics course.

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Social Brain Connectome Lab Software Developer

Sociology

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Bilal Khan
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Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 15 hours per week

Social Brain Connectome Lab Software Developer

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Social Network Software Developer

Sociology

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 10 hours per week

Help us improve our system for social network data collection and analysis as part of the ODIN Project!  We are looking to hire a motivated part-time Software Engineer to be part of our team.  You will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and code, and then help us improve ODIN by coding new modules in Java and Python. Qualified candidates will be students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an interest in a software development and/or testing career.

Responsibilities:

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Disease Simulation Software Developer

Sociolofy

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Start Date
Immediately
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 10 hours per week

Help us improve our system for disease epidemic simulation as part of the MABUSE Project!  We are looking to hire a motivated part-time Software Engineer to be part of our team.  If selected, you will begin by familiarizing yourself with the system and its code, and then help us by developing software modules 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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