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Mixed-Model Assembly Line Sequencing in a JIT environment

In this work, an assembly line producing multiple vehicle models is considered where the goal is to minimize the total amount of time that the line stops. While it is assumed that the assembly line is balanced on the average, at some stations models may require varying amounts of time. Line stoppages occur whenever a vehicle reaches such a station and requires more time than takt (or cycle) time of the line. In other words, the requirement is that all processing must be completed at each station – even if it means the line has to stop. The challenge is to determine a vehicle sequence that minimizes the amount of line stoppage for a set of vehicles to be scheduled. Theoretical results have been developed for various problem scenarios. S...

Required Availability
Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Computer Science
Faculty
John Mittenthal

Playing molecular "legos" through layer by layer assembly of molecules

Kids can build up fascinating giant objects by using a variety of Lego pieces of different shapes. The assembly of these giant objects relies on layer-by-layer assembly (more precisely, piece by piece) that is based on the recognition between the Lego pieces and the assembling object. Such recognition can be repeated owing to the generation of new anchor points by the assembled Lego piece for the next Lego piece. The question is what happens if “Lego” pieces are in the nanometer range, such as molecular “Lego”. How can we assemble them and would it be interesting? Our view is that if we can understand molecules, Lego pieces of a size of (10-10 m), and their interaction with other molecules, we should be able to manipulate these mo...

Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Chemical Engineering
Keywords
energy, | solar | surface
Faculty
Chin Peng

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

Modeling of a Colorimetric Reaction

Modeling of a Colorimetric Reaction. Contact Prof. Wujcik to learn more....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CHE 498
Paid Position?
No

ADHD and Anxiety Program

Our program specializes in the assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and childhood anxiety disorders. We have multiple studies ongoing involving children, adolescents, and emerging adults. We are particularly interested in undergraduates with an interest in pursuing graduate training in areas such as clinical psychology, social work, pediatrics, etc....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - 451
Paid Position?
No

Research Toolbox

Interested in learning more about Marketing research? Looking for a way to add a marketable skill to your resume? If so, please consider volunteering to work on a project team that is designing and creating a new research web portal. Your job would entail data entry, coding, and building a database of sales/marketing research. Hours per week, and start-end date are flexible, Work will be conducted in Alston Hall. Some training will be required, then a work schedule will be established that fits your schedule and ours. Please apply online if you are interested in this project and would like to discuss it further. Or, feel free to contact Dr. Bryan W. Hochstein, Assistant Professor of Marketing at bwhochstein@cba.ua.edu. No deadline for inqui...

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

Scientific Visualization using OpenGL

Commercial platforms for visualization (static or animated) of physical phenomena allow little flexibility in display. The student will learn the basics of computer animation at a low level (OpenGL), as one would use for computer games, but apply it to animated visualization of time-dependent phenomena. The particular application is to switching phenomena in magnetic systems, but the methods apply to a wide range of time-dependent phenomena. ...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Physics
Keywords
Animation, OpenGL
Faculty
Pieter Visscher

Xylochemistry - Chemistry for a Sustainable Future.

Xylochemistry - the use of wood as a source of raw materials for chemical synthesis - provides a climate-neutral alternative to the conventional use of fossil carbon sources such as natural gas or oil. Xylochemistry and specifically the STANCE Consortium (a collaboration between UA, the Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz, Germany, and the Virginia Commonwealth University) is developing an economically and environmentally sustainable technological path from wood to commodity chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and fuels. In the early days of organic chemistry natural substances such as ethanol or bitter almond oil (benzaldehyde) were the only organic chemical substances available with relative purity. In the 19th century the initiall...

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CH398/396-800/002
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

Discovering the foundation of disaster communication efforts in the U.S.

This study seeks to uncover the foundation of disaster communication efforts in the U.S. by examining the history of the American Red Cross and other disaster response organizations. The researcher will help with historical research and writing to produce a conference paper. ...

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