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Computaitonal heavy element chemsitry

We are interested in developing a fundamental and predictive understanding of actinide chemistry in aqueous solution under conditions relevant to nuclear-waste storage and reprocessing of spent fuel to address aggregate and colloid formation. Intractable, small aggregates in nuclear-waste streams can impair clean-up, forcing a low-level waste stream to be treated as high-level waste, thereby increasing treatment costs. Metal oligomers, aggregates, clusters, nanophases and colloids are ubiquitous in aqueous chemistry. Thought to form via the condensation reactions of hydrolyzed metal ions, intrinsic dissolved aggregates or colloids are generally described as poly-dispersed hydroxides or hydrous oxides with varying stoichiometry and no well-d...

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

Digital Forensics

The JECTF's Academic Director (Dr. Dolliver) is conducting a series of projects related to the digital forensic field, including mobile, network, and vehicle forensics. Class credit is a possibility, particularly if you are an Emerging Scholar or a JECTF intern. For more information, please contact Dr. Dolliver....

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

U.S. Classroom Libraries Database Project

The U.S. Classroom Libraries Database Project is a multi-state project, examining books that area available in elementary classroom libraries. A group of researchers from five states have developed a database of 58 classrooms and have documented the books found in those classrooms. Currently, the project team is working to clean and organize the database. Once the database is cleaned, in the Fall 2017, the team will be working on many projects related to children’s literature and analyzing children’s books. We are recruiting enthusiastic undergraduates, with an interest in education, children’s literature, or research, in general. All majors may contact Dr. Tracey Hodges for more information. Dr. Hodges will provide training b...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Project CHAP (Case management, Housing, HIV Advocacy and Policy) or RuTelCo Project (Rural Telemedicine Counseling)

We are seeking undergraduate or graduate students to assist with one of two current research projects: Project CHAP or RuTelCo Project as research assistants. Both projects are being conducted with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Research assistants will be asked to commit 8-10 hours per week to help with study activities, including but not limited to recruitment, telephone screening, data entry, telephone interviews, in person computerized interviews, literature review, data analysis and preparation of presentations, posters and manuscripts. Active students will be included as co-authors when they assist with and significantly contribute to the preparation of abstracts, posters, presentations or manuscripts. Students will be require...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - NUR 317
Paid Position?
No

The Facts in Black and Blue

This project looks to examine the ways in which partisan news sources differ in their coverage of police shootings. The undergraduate researcher will be working with the professor and graduate researchers to both systemically cull online news coverage and analysis of high-profile police shootings from major media outlets and then systematically analyze that coverage using qualitative data analysis software. ...

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

“Sense of Purpose” in Volunteers and Public Employees

The project would involve analyzing qualitative data collected from volunteers and paid professionals who helped people sign up for health care on HealthCare.gov. The student would code data and work with me to assess and contrast the “sense of purpose” and sources of motivation among members of the two groups. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Coping Power Program

Students participate in a variety of tasks supporting research on the Coping Power program, an intervention designed to prevent behavior problems in school-aged children. Examples of student tasks include: administering interview assessments to children and their parents; collecting heart rate data from children and adolescents; administering surveys in schools; filing data; entering data into Excel and checking to ensure data have been entered correctly; preparing forms and equipment for intervention meetings and assessments; supervising children during parent meetings. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
Yes - $7.25

Investigating the domestication of the chili pepper (Capsicum spp.) in Mexico using modern and archaeological seeds

What was the timing and context of the domestication of the chili pepper (Capsicum spp.) in Mexico over 10,000 years ago? To address this question, this project will conduct a morphometric analysis of modern chili pepper seeds collected from across Mexico to develop an identification methodology that can be used to distinguish various chili pepper cultivars and species. This methodology will then be applied towards the systematic identification of chili pepper seeds recovered from some of the earliest archaeological sites with evidence of plant cultivation in Mexico. This project is a single component of a broader, multidisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and biologists from multiple institutions in the United States and Mexic...

Required Availability
Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
Yes - $17/hr

Comparative Community Policing

In many parts of the country, tensions between police and community members are high. Proactive practices, such as community oriented policing, can help to bridge this divide. While the vast majority of police departments state that they engage in community policing, individual police officers are not all supportive of the practice. Dr. Kearns collected data from police officers in 3 departments around the Washington DC area to measure officer-level support for community policing. She is looking for an undergraduate student interested in policing (and perhaps considering graduate school) to assist with analyzing these data and writing a manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal article. Ideally, the student's contribution would be significant ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Social Roles in Video Games

My name is Kelsey Chappetta and I am a doctoral candidate in the social psychology department. I’m interested in why men and women don’t play video games at the same rates and the differences between men’s and women’s gameplay experiences. To examine this, I will be conducting a participant observation in World of Warcraft. This means that the research assistants will actually play World of Warcraft! If you’re interested in this topic and want to help with my research for course credits in the summer semester, please email me for more information! ...

Required Availability
Summer 2017
Course Credit?
Yes - Please email me for course number.
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Psychology
Keywords
Video Games | Online Gaming | Social Roles