Research Opportunities Database

Title Number of opportunities Posted Last Updated
Cognitive and Social Development Lab Research Assistant

Illustrative projects include (a) studying mother-child interactions in a lab setting as they play with blocks, read books, and do other activities (families are African-American, Mexican American, Dominican American, and Chinese-American); (b) studying the role of gesture and individual’s spatial skills in children’s understanding of spatially-complex science content, such as geology and astronomy; and (c) understanding children’s ideas about gender and the parent and peer influences on...

January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Cognitive Development Research Project

At the Brandywine Child Development Lab at Penn State Brandywine, we have two main areas of research. First, we ask questions about how kids learn about the world around them by developing fun games to help us explore what kids know about objects, numbers, and language. Second, we ask about the impact of technology on infants, toddlers, and parent-child relationships. We have a number of behavioral studies that examine cognitive development in children from 6 months-5 years. Undergraduates...

1-4 January 1, 2018 July 30, 2019
Collaborative Engineering Design and Sustainability
  1. Global design: interaction, motivation and readiness for multinational collaborative design projects.
  2. Global sustainability in engineering education: knowledge and strategic processing for a multidimensional and global sustainability approach to engineering solutions.
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Collection and identification of bees

We are looking for highly responsible and reliable undergraduate students to assist in the collection of wild bees for an ongoing project examining the evolution of pheromone signaling. The applicant would gain skills in bee identification and anatomy, and be exposed to a variety of techniques in chemical ecology. Students will be assigned to work with and receive mentorship and training from a graduate student.

1 July 18, 2019 July 30, 2019
Combatting "superbugs" by reducing unnecessary antibiotic use

Assist with data collection for research studies connected with the Student Health Center (University Health Service). Study topics include antibiotic stewardship, flu, the microbiome, and more. 10-15 hours/week, credit or paid work ($12/hr.) both available.

Assist with data collection and analysis for studies of doctor-patient interaction and antibiotic stewardship interventions at University Health Service. 6-15 hours/week, credit or paid work both available.

6 August 16, 2019 August 16, 2019
Computational Astrophysics

I mainly study massive star winds that are driven by radiation. However, it involves significant amount of numerical computation, visualization and analysis of data. However, I am seeking student involvements in a wide range of other topics that require numerical computations/computer modeling. For example, supernovae, accretion disks, solar winds, planetary magnetospheres (like Jupiter) etc. I have experience with a number of different astrophysical numerical codes such as Zeus-MP, FLASH,...

1-4 January 1, 2018 July 30, 2019
Computational biology for understanding gene regulation

New experimental approaches based on DNA sequencing are allowing us to see where various gene regulatory processes are happening along the genome. However, these experiments produce vast amounts of data, and so turning them into an understanding of the regulatory circuitry controlling cells remains a huge challenge. The Mahony lab aims to meet this challenge by developing machine learning algorithms for detecting patterns in large regulatory genomics datasets. In particular, we focus on...

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Computational Tools for Real-Time Science

We are bringing online a new behavioral science lab applying technological solutions to answer questions in the behavioral sciences. I'm interested in students with programming skills who are interested in building and applying tools for face- and gesture-tracking, computer-generated avatars, virtual reality, wearable technology (like Fitbits and Pebble watches) to try to understand the way people act in everyday life, and to intervene to help them be better.

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Consumer interest in organic, GMO and related foods; Food marketing channels; Food advertising strategy and regulations

1. data analysis and fieldwork on consumer perceptions of non-traditional foods
2. analysis of interviews, conceptual model development of agricultural cooperatives formation in Mexico
3. literature and policy analysis regarding food production, trade, advertising, and labeling, in the United States, Europe and Latin America

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CurtisLab, Engineering & Life Sciences

CurtisLab of the Department of Chemical Engineering has a diverse array of ongoing projects that are generally quite applied and focus on realizing low-cost mechanisms to scale-up processes. A key benefit of CurtisLab is its highly interdisciplinary nature, which enables vicarious learning and a holistic approach to problem-solving and research. The processes are varied and range in focus across disciplines including:

  • Molecular biology (BMB...
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