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Development of Nutrition Education Pieces for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Women

Development of nutrition-related patient education pieces to be used in women with Gestational Diabetes or populations with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Health communication material will need to be available in English and Spanish. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

various aspects of knot theory

Knot theory is an active research area with applications in mathematics, and in many branches of sciences. The goal for interested student will be learning some aspects of this theory and its applications. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Mathematics
Faculty
Bulent Tosun

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

Shady sunglasses: Eyewear and perceptions of honesty

Undergraduate student interested in nonverbal communication and deception. Expected work hours per week is five hours. Weekly research meetings for 20-30 minutes to keep the project moving forward. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

How presidential candidate TV ads use news evidence

Many presidential campaign TV spots include mentions of news-mediated evidence. (Example: The New York Times says (fill in candidate's name) once smoked pot with Oscar the Grouch.) Ads use this third-party evidence, of course, because people generally don't trust political ads -- and third-party evidence, especially from a news organization, is more likely to be trusted. The question is: How often is this news evidence distorted from the news organization's original meaning? This content analysis requires us to find all the political ads that mention a news source, find the news content, and then determine whether it was used "correctly." We hope to analyze all the presidential spots we can find from 2008, 2012 and 2016. We need p...

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Online Monitoring System for Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR)

Students will be tasked with assistant a graduate student with fabricating reinforced and unreinforced concrete specimens for this project funded by the Department of Energy to study how to monitor the progress of alkali-silica reaction in concrete structures. This project is a collaborative effort with researchers at Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Idaho National Laboratory. It involves research at the intersection of construction materials, mechanics, structural health monitoring, and geochemistry. There will be opportunities to meet faculty and students from these different institutions. Initial tasks will include fabricating formwork, tying rebar, installing instrumentation, batching materials for concrete mixes, and as...

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $12/hr

Family-functioning, Self-compassion, cognitive fusion, and anxiety and depression in adolescence and emerging adulthood

This position provides the opportunity to collect data, conduct literature searches and analyses on the relationships between family functioning, self-compassion, cognitive fusion, anxiety, and depression in a population of adolescence and emerging adulthood. Student interested should contact Dr. Blake Berryhill at bberryhill@ches.ua.edu. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2016
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Microcontroller based sensors

There are multiple projects that deal with interfacing of sensors to microcontrollers (MSP430, STM32). Skills in hardware and software interfacing are needed. These skills may include: microcontroller programming, PCB design, 3D design, sensor prototyping, smartphone programming, etc. Some of the projects may be taken for class credit in the research scholars program, some are paid positions. The paid positions typically are on time cards, but do not pay for time, but rather for the final result. Previous projects like this resulted in students writing papers and presenting them at various conferences. One project took the second place at student paper competition at IEEE Southeastcon, another took 3rd place (and a $5000 award) at TI Innov...

Required Availability
The End of Time
Course Credit?
Yes - Research Scholars
Paid Position?
Yes - $10/hr

Use of LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) in Geological Research

During the past 3 years, I have been conducting natural fracture analysis research on the Chattanooga shale rock outcrops in Northeastern Alabama with using LIDAR, a Light Detection and Ranging equipment, which provides state-of-the art method to analyze natural fractures. The equipment images rock outcrops with high resolution, allowing precision and accuracy when evaluating fracture relationships. The Chattanooga shale has high concentrations of organic compounds and therefore is capable of producing natural gas from its natural fractures. This research will continue over the course of the spring, 2017 semester and beyond. The student involved in the project will not only learn how to operate the LIDAR equipment, but will also greatly i...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - GEO 399
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Geology
Faculty
Ibrahim Cemen

Pre-Service Teachers’ Development Towards Computer Science Principles: A Career Path Predictor

Students involved in this research project will assist the two faculty researchers in collecting (interviews) and analyzing (coding) qualitative data that later informs the development of a survey instrument. There will be opportunities for the student to be involved with presentations of this research, as well. Description and Purpose of Research Project: Computer and information technology occupations are among the fastest growing jobs in the United States (US Bureau of Labor Statistics,2016). This rate will continue well past the year 2022, however, only approximately 10% of K-12 schools offer computer science courses (Westervelt, 2014). One reason for this disparity is that computer science has been seen as an applied subject...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No