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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

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

How presidential candidate TV ads use news evidence

Many presidential campaign TV spots include mentions of news-mediated evidence. (Example: The New York Times says (fill in candidate's name) once smoked pot with Oscar the Grouch.) Ads use this third-party evidence, of course, because people generally don't trust political ads -- and third-party evidence, especially from a news organization, is more likely to be trusted. The question is: How often is this news evidence distorted from the news organization's original meaning? This content analysis requires us to find all the political ads that mention a news source, find the news content, and then determine whether it was used "correctly." We hope to analyze all the presidential spots we can find from 2008, 2012 and 2016. We need p...

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

Online Monitoring System for Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR)

Students will be tasked with assistant a graduate student with fabricating reinforced and unreinforced concrete specimens for this project funded by the Department of Energy to study how to monitor the progress of alkali-silica reaction in concrete structures. This project is a collaborative effort with researchers at Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Idaho National Laboratory. It involves research at the intersection of construction materials, mechanics, structural health monitoring, and geochemistry. There will be opportunities to meet faculty and students from these different institutions. Initial tasks will include fabricating formwork, tying rebar, installing instrumentation, batching materials for concrete mixes, and as...

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $12/hr