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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

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

Women Wellness Workshops for Breast Cancer Awareness

I am requesting students who would like to learn about recruiting in churches for research, working with African American women related to breast cancer early detection, learning the process of research. CITI training will be required during the training....

Required Availability
Fall 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Nursing
Keywords
rural | women | churches

Exploring Romantic Dating Application Users and Non-Users: Who Is Swiping In?

This position will help examine the mediated-online and mobile dating platforms and its impact on relationships initiation, especially in recent years. To give you a description of what I am working on...Approximately 80% of United States (US) adults found it an acceptable way to meet others (Smith, 2016). Additionally, more than 1 in 10 American adults reported utilizing some form of online dating platform (Smith & Duggan, 2013). Mediated dating applications offer users unique affordances and features, whereby individuals must first determine which platform best serves their interests, then second determine how the technological affordances alter the relationship initiation script, and third how to hedge their odds with one or multiple pl...

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

Fabrication of Biopolymer Nanofibers by Electrospinning

Biopolymer-based nanofibers possess various advantages, such as their biodegradability, biocompatibility, and sustainable supply, which make them potentially useful for food packaging and biomedical applications. We have been developing biopolymer nanofibers using the electrospinning technique and exploring their reinforcement using nanostructured fillers. In this project, students are expected to make nanofibers from biopolymers and their composites by electrospinning and characterize the fibers using microscopes and other techniques. This project is a part of a project funded by USDA-NIFA Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems program....

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

Family Interaction Project

Positions available: 1-3 per year. Preference will be given to students majoring in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), although other related majors will be considered. To apply, you must meet the following criteria to be seriously considered: 1) GPA > 3.3; 2) commit to 6 to 10 hours of working in the lab, preferably between 8 am and 1 pm, although some afternoon hours are fine for data management (We collect data in the morning), 3) be respectful of diversity and be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and 4) make a two semester commitment ( Fall and Spring). While credit is available (HD 493) for this opportunity, students may also just volunteer if they do not need elective research credits. This oppor...

Required Availability
Fall 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - HD 493
Paid Position?
No

Fluorescent nucleosides for labeling of DNA and RNA probes

Using non-natural nucleoside analogues, we explore the structures of nucleic acids (DNAs and RNAs), molecules that play central roles in the storage and expression of biological information. Our approach utilizes synthetic chemistry to prepare fluorescent nucleosides. Incorporation of these residues into short strands of DNA and/or RNA will produce molecules that report the presence of complementary nucleic acid sequences. When these sequences are unique to a pathogen or disease state, the probe molecules can be used diagnostic medical tests....

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2019
Course Credit?
Yes - CH396
Paid Position?
No

Examining the impact of hospitalization or chronic illness on children and youth

This project examines the coping and psycho-social impact of hospitalization and chronic illness and children and youth. The benefits of play and family support will also be examined. ...

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

Evaluation of biopolymer-ligand complexation by isothermal titration calorimetry

This project aims to use isothermal titration calorimetry to evaluate the affinity and complexation thermodynamics of binding between several biopolymers, including amylose, cyclodextrins, and beta-lactoglobulin, and ligands, e.g., fatty acids. ...

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

Understanding Movies

This study investigates how we understand movies and how people can have different interpretations of the same movie. The research assistant will help prepare stimulus materials, test participants, enter data into a spreadsheet, conduct basic statistical analyses, and attend weekly (summer) or bi-monthly (fall/spring) lab meetings. Training is provided....

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