36 Result(s) ( Page 1 of 4 )

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 2017 | Spring 2018
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 2017 | Spring 2018
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. This can be for PY451 credit (Undergraduate Research) or volunteer. I am especially interested in adding 1-2 emerging scholars to the team. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
No

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

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 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. 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
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

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

The newly founded Education & Cognitive Science Lab (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 rise to...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
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

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

Data analysis and optical simulation for the EXO-200/nEXO experiments

Students can work on the following aspects: 1. Development of data quality scripts for the EXO-200 experiment. 2. Understanding light propagation in the EXO-200/nEXO detectors using novel GPU-based optical simulation software. 3. Using convolutional neural networks and other Deep Learning techniques for the EXO-200 data analysis and reconstruction. The work with be performed using the in-house GPU based computing system and the NERSC supercomputer facility at Berkeley. No prior experience with machine learning methods is required. Familiarity with programming languages (Python and/or C) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid....

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Playing molecular "legos" through layer by layer assembly of molecules

Kids can build up fascinating giant objects by using a variety of Lego pieces of different shapes. The assembly of these giant objects relies on layer-by-layer assembly (more precisely, piece by piece) that is based on the recognition between the Lego pieces and the assembling object. Such recognition can be repeated owing to the generation of new anchor points by the assembled Lego piece for the next Lego piece. The question is what happens if “Lego” pieces are in the nanometer range, such as molecular “Lego”. How can we assemble them and would it be interesting? Our view is that if we can understand molecules, Lego pieces of a size of (10-10 m), and their interaction with other molecules, we should be able to manipulate these mo...

Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Chemical Engineering
Keywords
energy, | solar | surface
Faculty
Chin Peng