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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

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

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
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2018 | Summer 2019 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Personality & tattoos: Predictors and cues in detection of the presence of body art

Undergraduate researcher will assist professor in the background research, development, design, data collection, and analysis of data. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Characterizing the Physical/Chemical Evidence of Volcanic Lightning

Volcanic eruptions and lightning strikes are two of the most impressive and destructive natural phenomena, but much is still unknown about the fundamental processes that allow these events to occur. An emerging new line of research is seeking to determine the complex relationship between explosive volcanism and lightning, specifically: The effect of lightning discharge on the textural and chemical properties of volcanic ash and the resulting signature of volcanic lightning occurrence in the geologic record. Fundamental questions addressed by this project, and the integral educational component that involves learners of all ages, may result in potentially transformative concepts the geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and hazard assessment. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - UA 156; GEO 399
Paid Position?
Yes - $2000 for summer only, fall/spring semesters receive course credit
Preferred Majors
Chemistry | Geology | Materials Science
Keywords
Emerging Scholars
Faculty
Kim Genareau

Health Care Management & Administration - various projects

Student will work with the faculty member on a number of research projects related to health care management. Position is very flexible but is not paid. Literature reviews and collecting data will be the main functions of the position. ...

Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Burning Processes in Supernova Explosions

Student will perform computational simulations of burning processes which release energy during a supernova explosion. Tasks include analysis and verification of simulation results, including study of dependence on adopted resolution, reaction pathways considered, and comparison to other methods. The simulations undertaken by the student will inform the performance of large-scale simulations of supernovae used to understand observed transients on the sky, supernova remnant structure, and the synthesis of elements in stellar explosions, as well as explore the necessary physics for understanding these explosions and the stars that lead to them....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - AY 491, PH 495
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Physics
Keywords
astrophysics | numerical analysis
Faculty
Dean Townsley

Project CHAP (Case management, Housing, HIV Advocacy and Policy) or RuTelCo Project (Rural Telemedicine Counseling)

We are seeking undergraduate or graduate students to assist with one of two current research projects: Project CHAP or RuTelCo Project as research assistants. Both projects are being conducted with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Research assistants will be asked to commit 8-10 hours per week to help with study activities, including but not limited to recruitment, telephone screening, data entry, telephone interviews, in person computerized interviews, literature review, data analysis and preparation of presentations, posters and manuscripts. Active students will be included as co-authors when they assist with and significantly contribute to the preparation of abstracts, posters, presentations or manuscripts. Students will be require...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - NUR 317
Paid Position?
No

Connotation in American Sign Language Handshapes

Student will work with professor on the background research, conceptual development, research design, and data collection and analysis of a project on connotation in ASL handshapes. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Fabrication of Biopolymer Nanofibers by Electrospinning

Biopolymer-based nanofibers possess various advantages, such as their biodegradability, biocompatibility, and sustainable supply, which make them potentially useful for food packaging and biomedical applications. We have been developing biopolymer nanofibers using the electrospinning technique and exploring their reinforcement using nanostructured fillers. In this project, students are expected to make nanofibers from biopolymers and their composites by electrospinning and characterize the fibers using microscopes and other techniques. This project is a part of a project funded by USDA-NIFA Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems program....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No