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Characterizing Fish Community Structure among Beaver-formed Ponds in the Talladega National Forest

This project aims to understand how habitat (pond) age influences fish community structure and involves sampling ponds and streams in the Oakmulgee District, Talladega National Forest. The position is primarily field-based, where students will spend approximately eight hours per week conducting focused field research with graduate students and faculty in the Talladega National Forest. Off-campus transportation is provided. Students with interests in ecology and/or conservation biology, and a love of the outdoors, are particularly encouraged to apply....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019
Course Credit?
Yes - BSC 398
Paid Position?
Yes - $9/hr
Preferred Majors
Biology | Geography
Faculty
Jennifer Howeth

Search for Magnetic Monopoles: from the Large Hadron Collider to Space

Student can get involved in the following aspects of the project: 1. Development of a Citizen Science web and mobile platform to allow general public to participate in the analysis of the MoEDAL experiment. 2. Development of novel radiation detectors optimized for the magnetic monopole searches. The detectors are to be deployed at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and in the Low Earth Orbit using CubeSat satellites. No prior experience with detector development required. 3. Applying Deep Learning techniques to the data analysis of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC. The work involves operation of a GPU based computing system, application of convolutional neural networks for event classification. No prior experience with machi...

Required Availability
Summer 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Phylogenomics and Evolutionary Genomics of Marine Invertebrates

I'm looking to recruit a computer scientist interested in biology and bioinformatics to work on a project that aims to improve the methods used to identify orthologous genes (genes related by speciation and not gene duplication). My collaborators and I previously developed a program to this end (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3825643/) and I am looking for a top-notch student interested in helping to further develop this software or to write a new, more advanced program. This work is expected to result in one publication describing the approach and software that would be led by the student researcher as well as opportunities to collaborate on other publications employing this software. ...

Course Credit?
Yes - BSC 398
Paid Position?
No

Using new media technologies to help children become more proactive in their health and well being.

This is a longitudinal study that is ongoing at area elementary schools. Any student who is selected to be involved in this research project will have to go through ethics certification (IRB). I am revising the iPad app that is being used in the present study to track children's food consumption, and I am developing health literacy/health intervention material to be used during health sessions at area schools. Data collection will take place in December, so any student interested will need to be in Tuscaloosa through approximately Dec. 20th. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Biomedical sensors

We have several projects that deal with development and testing of biomedical instrumentation. Depending on the project, the students may participate in several related research activities: 1) Sensor design, manufacture and testing. Practical hands-on tasks that often need 3D design skills, working with plastics, resins and other materials. 2) Signal processing and pattern recognition of signals collected by our sensors. The sensors are used in the human studies and the collected data need to be processed to recognize events of interest in the sensor data. Either direction can be used as a credit in research scholars program or for conference paper preparation....

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
Yes - Research Scholars
Paid Position?
No

Synthesis and characterization of shape/size-controlled metal oxides nanopowders

The research objective of this project is to advance the fundamental understanding of structural and chemical features (morphology, size, atomic-level structure, etc) of metal oxide nanomaterials in order to develop stable catalysts with high reducibility at low temperatures for the application in automotive catalytic converter. Using low-temperature hydrothermal method, students will prepare a series of high surface-area metal oxides nanopowders with a focus on controlling particle morphology and size in such a way that highly catalytically active crystal faces are exposed on the particle surfaces. X-ray diffraction (XRD) will be used to establish the overall crystal structures of the nanopowders. The overall reducibility and catalytic act...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2018 | Summer 2019 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Spatial Navigation in an Outdoor Environment

This study investigate the routes people naturally take in an outdoor environment. The research assistant will help prepare stimulus materials, test participants, enter data into a spreadsheet, and conduct basic statistical analyses, and attend weekly (summer) or bi-monthly (fall/spring) lab meetings. Training is provided....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Summer 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY 451
Paid Position?
No

Remembering Where Things Are

This study investigates how we remember where things are around us. The research assistant will help prepare stimulus materials, test participants, enter data into a spreadsheet, conduct basic statistical analyses, and attend weekly (summer) or bi-monthly (fall/spring) lab meetings. Training is provided....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Summer 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY 451
Paid Position?
No

Electrodeposition of compound catalyst

The project is to investigate electrochemical method to develop catalysts for water splitting reaction - to produce hydrogen and oxygen. Students at Sophormore or Junior year are preferred. Commitment of at least 3 semesters are needed. Chemistry and calculus course work are needed. Some chemistry lab or physics classes are preferred. Minimum GPA 3.5 is required. The student needs to have a good sense of commitment, and need to stick with the time commitment once we agree upon....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019
Course Credit?
Yes - CHE 498-007
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Chemical Engineering
Keywords
energy
Faculty
Qiang Huang

Fast photon tracking using GPU-computing for the EXO neutrinoless double beta decay experiment

Students can work on the following aspect: 1. Understanding light propagation in the EXO-200/nEXO detectors using novel GPU based photon tracking software. Familiarity with programming languages (Python and/or C) and CAD software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid....

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No