4 Result(s)

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
Course Credit?
No
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 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017
Course Credit?
No
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

Behavioral Investigation of Moral Judgment using the Defining Issues Test

The Social, Emotional, EDucational (SEED) Neuroscience lab is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in socio-moral development among college students. We are going to collect participating college students' behavioral responses while they are solving moral dilemmas by using specially designed software for psychological experiments, E-Prime. As an RA you may gain experience in designing behavioral experiments and collecting behavioral data for psychological studies. The position is open to undergraduates of all concentrations, and would be of special interest to students of the psychological sciences (e.g., psychology, linguistics, human development). The minimum weekly commitment for this position is 5 hours, and it can be pursu...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No