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Investigating an impact origin for Hadean zircons from Western Australia

Hadean zircons, found in the Jack Hills, Western Australia, are the oldest known materials on Earth, dating back to nearly 4.4 Ga or only ~150 Ma after formation. These tiny grains have been essential in transforming our view of the Hadean from a hot, hellish environment to one that appears much more hospitable to life with continental crust, water, and possibly even plate tectonics. Understanding the magmatic environment that leads to the formation of these ancient grains is fundamental to interpreting the geochemical signatures within them. Hypothesis of formation environments have ranged from plate boundary interactions to impact melt sheets. One important characteristic of the Jack Hills zircons is their unique inclusion assemblage,...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - Geo 399/499
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Chemistry | Geology | Geography
Keywords
Hadean | Zircon | Geochemistry | early Earth | impacts

Crimson Startup

Do you want to change the world and benefit society and the economy by turning university technology into a successful business enterprise? Learn how and get started! Be a part of a course that was created at Stanford University, has made its way to universities across the nation including Berkeley, Princeton and Georgia Tech, and is now offered at UA. Crimson Startup is a 6 week experiential program where you participate on a team to explore entrepreneurship firsthand. You and your team will talk to potential customers, partners, and other stakeholders to search for and find a repeatable and scalable business model. You and your team will present each week what you learned and receive feedback from other teams and be guided by coache...

Required Availability
Summer 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

My friend was cheated on: Repairing relationships following romantic infidelity

It is likely that you know someone that was cheated on by a romantic partner. What did you say to this person to help them cope with being cheated on. In this project we are looking to understand the role of people in one's social network to help cope and repair (or not) a romantic relationship after experiencing infidelity. It is likely that friends and family members of a person who has been cheated on will play a role in how that person responds to their cheating partner. However, there is little theoretical and empirical understanding about communicative processes surrounding these experiences. This project presents an opportunity to move a research idea from start to finish. The student will learn how to develop a research prop...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Numerical solutions of variable exponent differential equations

Student will be creating numerical solutions of certain differential equations that generalize the classical models of a body falling under the influence of gravity and experiencing air resistance. The goal of these models is to help identify which kinds of differential equations have bounded solutions: for instance, do the solutions approach a constant value (e.g. a terminal velocity) as time increases?...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Applied Mathematics | Mathematics

Language and cognition in Down syndrome

Work with grad students and undergrad students on one of several ongoing projects. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Psychology
Keywords
Down syndrome
Faculty
Frances Conners

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 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - BSC 398
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Biology | Geography
Faculty
Jennifer Howeth

Analysis of a Disrupted Production-Inventory System

The globalization of supply chain networks has significantly increased the risk that a disruption or delay anywhere in the network can result in immediate business costs, lost revenue, and heavily congested logistics systems. Moreover, the current global financial crisis underscores the significance of financial dependencies that exist between nations. Distress in one economy can have a devastating ripple effect on the economies of many others. For these reasons, it is vital for manufacturing and service organizations to establish and execute well-planned and well-managed supply chain strategies that are responsive to disruptions that may be local or global. Such strategies can substantially improve an organization’s likelihood of endurin...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - Depends.

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 the novel radiation detectors optimized for the magnetic monopoles searches. The detectors are to be deployed at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and in the Low Earth Orbit. No prior experience with detector development required. 2. 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 machine learning methods required. Familiarity with programming languages (Python, C) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Mobile Youth and Poverty Study

In this research opportunity, students will work with the Data Archivist for the Mobile Youth and Poverty Study and/or other identified faculty, based on the students' interests to create research publications, both manuscripts and conference proposals that explore risk and protective factors for primarily adolescents who grow up in impoverished communities. This opportunity lends itself more toward quantitative methods, but qualitative opportunities may be explored. In this research opportunity, students will work with secondary data sources. Typical work may include conducting literature reviews, data analysis, and manuscript and/or conference proposal preparation. Students' research interests will be taken into consideration, and there m...

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

The Education & Cognitive Science Lab: Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development

The newly founded Education & Cognitive Science Lab (the ECS Lab: Principal Investigator, Lisa Hsin) is seeking undergraduates to support a variety of research activities investigating, broadly, linguistic and social-cognitive development in children ages 3 to 14. We focus on questions around how language and cognition shape students’ academic and social development: How do children use multiple perspectives on a topic to support the expression of their beliefs about it? What role does being bilingual / speaking multiple languages play in students’ ability to construct written arguments? How do students grasp and engage with multiple linguistic genres of academic text? What is the structure of the underlying mental system that gives ris...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No