3 Result(s)

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
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Infants,Toddlers, and Preschoolers With Disabilities and Their Families

This position is for students who like to scour the internet (i.e., "surf the web"). It involves finding references to practices in the Routines-Based Model, a particular approach to helping young children with disabilities and their families. This project will ascertain how much the model is being implemented across the world. Students will be able to do the project from wherever they have internet access. They will need to document their findings carefully, and they will meet with Dr. McWilliam weekly or as his travel schedule allows. In Dr. McWilliam's "lab," the saying is "We don't do anything that doesn't lead to publication." The student will be an author on an article coming out of this project....

Required Availability
Spring 2017 | Summer 2017 | Fall 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

The N.E.R.D. Lab: Neurobiology of Language, Learning, and Development

The Neuroscience of Education Research on Development (or N.E.R.D.) Lab at UA studies how the human brain supports learning across the lifespan by examining the neurobiology of language processing and acquisition, focusing in particular on gesture. We use a variety of behavioral (eye tracking) and neuroimaging (EEG, fNIRS) methods to investigate how speech and gesture contribute to learning from childhood through adulthood in diverse populations. Undergraduate research assistants will have the unique opportunity to receive training in working with typical and atypical adult and adolescent populations, community outreach and advocacy, and several neuroimaging techniques. Our current projects address the following questions: ● W...

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