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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

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

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

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

Language Development in Children

Student research assistants help with data collection, usually with 2-6 year old children and local preschools and elementary schools....

Required Availability
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

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

Use of LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) in Geological Research

During the past 3 years, I have been conducting natural fracture analysis research on the Chattanooga shale rock outcrops in Northeastern Alabama with using LIDAR, a Light Detection and Ranging equipment, which provides state-of-the art method to analyze natural fractures. The equipment images rock outcrops with high resolution, allowing precision and accuracy when evaluating fracture relationships. The Chattanooga shale has high concentrations of organic compounds and therefore is capable of producing natural gas from its natural fractures. This research will continue over the course of the spring, 2017 semester and beyond. The student involved in the project will not only learn how to operate the LIDAR equipment, but will also greatly i...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - GEO 399
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Geology
Faculty
Ibrahim Cemen