6 Result(s)

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