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computational catalysis

The control of chemical transformation via catalysis is both an exceptional intellectual challenge and critically important to the Nation. Catalysis is central to energy production and utilization, to chemical manufacturing, to the minimization of environmental impact, and it has been arguably the single most important agent for sustainable development in the developing world. The revolutions in nanotechnology and high performance computing provide unprecedented new opportunities to elucidate the fundamental principles governing the control of chemical transformation by catalysts. Indeed, the coupling of theory, modeling and simulation with experiment will provide the most profound insights into catalyst behavior and thus enable the design ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CH396:398
Paid Position?
No

Experimental Investigation on Cross-frames in Steel Girder Bridges

Steel girder bridges is an important bridge type in our transportation system, and widely used in the crowded urban areas. They can accommodate tight geometric requirements and satisfy the right-of-way restrictions. In many cases, skewed horizontally curved steel girder bridges are considered as one of the most economical options in congested urban areas. However, the challenge in applying this type of bridges is the associated complex 3D behavior of curved steel girders along with its cross-frames. To better understand and model this behavior, the cross-frames need to be experimentally investigated first. This project invites students who are interested in large-scale experimental investigation on civil engineering structures to be part o...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $10
Preferred Majors
Civil Engineering
Faculty
Wei Song

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

Tragicness of Death

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS LIMITED TO PEOPLE IN THE EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM Our research group is interested in death attitudes. Unsurprisingly, most people are not keen on death. Then again, we all have to die sometime. So there may be value in getting used to the idea. People were much more comfortable with death before modern medicine started to treat it like a medical failure. But now we don't like to utter the word, speaking about death in polite company is considered rude, etc. For this reason death always seems to take us by surprise. We are studying the things that make people of death as more or less tragic. We are doing a lot of little simple projects to figure out things like whether people think about a person's death immediat...

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

Criminality on the Tor Network

The Tor Network can be thought of as a corner of the internet that provides "anonymity" to its users. Tor does so by using a number of proxies to conceal your real IP address; through these methods, Tor allows for its users to browse the "clearnet" (i.e., the general internet that you are familiar with - Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and also access .onion websites. Unfortunately, criminals have realized that an anonymous network like Tor offers an added layer of security from law enforcement detection. This is where Dr. Dolliver comes in... Dr. Dolliver has over 4 years of experience researching controlled substances and weapons markets on the Tor Network specifically and over 10 years of experience researching macro-level patterns of i...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - UA 156
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Criminal Justice | Computer Science
Keywords
cybercrime | crime | Tor | drugs
Faculty
Diana Dolliver

Reconstructing paleoclimate in the Late Cretaceous

One of my field areas is in the Hell Creek are of central-eastern Montana which contains rocks that preserve the Cretaceous - Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary, which is the interval where dinosaurs (and many other organisms) went extinct. I have two projects related to samples I've collected from the area: 1. I'm trying to reconstruct climatic conditions in the latest Cretaceous using geochemical tests of fossil mussel shells and descriptions of rock types. This work will help us understand what environments fossils are preserved in, and the hydrology of the area during the Cretaceous. 2. I've also collected samples at high resolution across the K-Pg for chemical tests of the sediment. This will help us locate the K-Pg boundary precisely, assess...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - GEO 399/499
Paid Position?
No

Examining child, parent, and student outcomes following a parent-mediated clinical autism intervention

Looking for students to help with multiple aspects of this project including video recording treatment sessions and coding videos. ...

Required Availability
Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CD 350
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Interdisciplinary
Keywords
autism | early intervention
Faculty
Angela Barber

Development and Application of Techniques for the Experimental Detection of Dark Matter

Faculty and students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are collaborating on the LZ dark matter search experiment to test the hypothesis that dark matter, comprising more than 85% of the total mass of the universe, is comprised of weakly interacting massive particles. The main contributions of the UA group to this effort are in the areas of carrying out sensitive radio-assays to select materials which are low in radioactivity, calibrating the response of the LZ detector to WIMP interactions, and developing algorithms based on the raw detector signals to discriminate between WIMP interactions and backgrounds. There are opportunities for undergraduates to build and evaluate prototypes, operate sensitive particle detectors and analy...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH490
Paid Position?
No

Psychophysiological Assessment of PowerPATH, a Social-Emotional Early Childhood Intervention

Approximately 550 Head Start preschool children were enrolled in an intervention study to determine the effectiveness of an intervention to improve social and emotional well-being and school readiness. We are now assessing these children 2 years later, in 1st grade, to see what lasting impact the intervention had. Students selected for this research opportunity will become part of a team that visits schools and assesses children. While one team member interviews the child, another monitors physiological responses related to stress (e.g., changes in heart rate and skin conductance). This is used to help us understand individual differences in children's responses to a non-threatening but novel encounter with a stranger asking them to do a se...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - ANT 451-001
Paid Position?
No

Legado / Legacy

I am currently collaborating on a documentary film called "Legado / Legacy." We started filming this August in Maine, and will start working through the material soon. We need to translate the interviews from English to Spanish. This position is a translating position, and would require the student to watch footage, transcribe the interview to English, and then translate it to Spanish. ...

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