Research Opportunities Database

Title Number of opportunities Posted Last Updated
Using toad diets to understand arthropod declines

Toads (Bufonidae) are voracious and almost indiscriminate consumers of insects and other arthropods. Recent high-profile studies have revealed extraordinary and alarming declines in the diversity and total biomass of arthropods. Can we detect signatures of these declines in the guts of toads by studying changes in prey items through time? There is an urgent need to understand how widespread these declines are and if multiple trophic levels are affected. We are using historic data collected...

Mentor: Andrew Deans

3 January 29, 2019 July 30, 2019
Virtual Reality for Smart Health

This research project is aimed at developing VR/AR models to implement digital twin for the electromechanical function of cardiac myocytes. In the digital world, there will be ions (ca2+, Na+, K+ ...), membranes, ion flows, ionic gates, cell contractions, and action potentials etc. We will use occulus, and/or HTC VIVE VR systems to implement the models of a cardiac cell.

Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Lab: Our lab focuses on data-driven modeling and analysis of...

Mentor: Hui Yang

2 July 12, 2019 July 30, 2019
Virtual Reality for Smart Manufacturing

This research project is aimed at developing VR/AR models to implement digital twin for a smart manufacturing factory. In the digital world, there will be robots, machines, operators, material handling systems, and warehouse etc. We will use occulus, and/or HTC VIVE VR systems to implement the models of a smart factory.

Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Lab: Our lab focuses on data-driven modeling and analysis of complex systems for process monitoring, fault diagnostics/...

Mentor: Hui Yang

2 July 12, 2019 July 30, 2019
Web Scraping Hospital Sites for Communication Modes Accessible to People with Hearing Losses

The Rovniak Lab (Penn State College of Medicine-Hershey location, https://profiles.psu.edu/profiles/display/113591), is now recruiting an undergraduate research assistant for Summer and/or Fall 2017. The lab focuses on engineering environmental and policy change to promote public health. The current project involves using web scraping technology to search a nationally representative sample of US hospital sites to determine if...

Mentor: Liza Rovniak

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Witherspoon, Context and Development Lab

Research interests in the Context and Development Lab involve understanding how context shapes adolescents’ development and how race, ethnicity, and other cultural attributes interact with contextual characteristics to influence adolescent outcomes. Past projects in the lab (FAN-C: Families, Adolescents, and Neighborhoods in Context;PLACES/LUGARES) have explored the roles of different contexts such as residential neighborhoods, activities spaces, schools, and families on African American and...

Mentor: Dawn Witherspoon

Multiple January 16, 2018 July 30, 2019