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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

Connotation in American Sign Language Handshapes

Student will work with professor on the background research, conceptual development, research design, and data collection and analysis of a project on connotation in ASL handshapes. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | 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

Analysis of PubChem Chemical Database

PubChem is one of the largest chemical structure databases in the world, containing about 100 million unique chemical compound records that represent nearly one terabyte of data. The database is open and available for download and reuse. We will extract out key data from the records, and write custom analysis scripts to characterize the database (e.g. number of unique structural geometries, bonding characteristics, atom types, and more). Students will learn how to work with big datasets, regular expression pattern matching, and data visualization. Students will be actively engaged in all aspects of the project including design, development of scripting code, analysis of data, and data management. Students will have the opportunity to be...

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

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

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

Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Healthcare Provider-Patient Communication

Student will work with the faculty member on a number of research projects related to cancer prevention, cancer screening, and health care provider communication. This position is unpaid and very flexible. The student experience may include, but not limited to literature reviews, analyzing (coding) qualitative data, and opportunities for the involvement in the dissemination process of project results via presentations, manuscript development, submission and publication. ...

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