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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.

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

Human Capital Retention

Using personality assessment tools, we examine the motives, abilities, and perceptions that make students more or less successful in the university environment, resilient to setbacks, and likely to become socially invested in their environments. Students can expect to be part of literature searches, survey administration, and data analysis. This position is well-suited for individuals considering advanced degrees in organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational psychology, and personality psychology....

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

Viral transmission along river systems affecting Pacific salmon

IHNV is a virus that affects Pacific salmon. It is especially of concern in hatcheries where juvenile fish are raised for release in the Columbia River basin. There can be up to 90% mortality of a juvenile hatchery cohort. We are trying to identify the predominant pathways by which IHNV is spread to juvenile salmon in hatcheries. We have IHNV testing records from hundreds of sites in the Columbia River basin and have GIS layers of site locations and river systems. The project is to calculate the river distance between hatchery sites. For example, if sites A, B, and C could have exposed site D to IHNV, how far would water or a fish have to travel between sites A and D, sites B and D, or sites C and D?...

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
Yes - 398
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
Summer 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Optimization in big data: algorithms and applications

This is a research position with Dr Yangyang Xu in optimization and its applications. The data in modern applications is becoming extremely big. The data size grows significantly faster than the computer development speed. That means running classic methods on modern computers cannot handle modern problems with huge-scale data. Therefore, more advanced algorithms are required. The students will be advised to read recent papers, implement existing and/or new optimization algorithms, and also do applications in statistical and machine learning, image processing, and finance. If you are interested, please contact with Yangyang Xu at yangyang.xu@ua.edu. A CV and transcript are required....

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

Audio Recording

I am looking for help making audio recordings using digital software such as Pro Tools, etc....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - MUS 498
Paid Position?
No

Spatial Navigation in an Outdoor Environment

Research assistant will help develop materials for the study (e.g., maps of an outdoor environment; online questionnaires), test participants recruited for the study, enter data into a spreadsheet, and conduct basic statistical analyses....

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
Yes - PY 451
Paid Position?
No

Development of Nutrition Education Pieces for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Women

Development of nutrition-related patient education pieces to be used in women with Gestational Diabetes or populations with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Health communication material will need to be available in English and Spanish. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Shady sunglasses: Eyewear and perceptions of honesty

Undergraduate student interested in nonverbal communication and deception. Expected work hours per week is five hours. Weekly research meetings for 20-30 minutes to keep the project moving forward. ...

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