Research Opportunities Database

Title Number of opportunities Posted Last Updated
Data entry and analysis from Grand Teton National Park Visitor Use Study

Selected students will have the opportunity to help with data entry and analyses from park-based visitor use management projects. The focus of this experience will be working on social science data from Grand Teton National Park.

3 September 4, 2018 October 29, 2018
Data Visualization

This research will work in conjunction with multiple departments on campus, including Physics, Food Sciences, Biology, Entomology, and Mechanical Engineering. Recently, Jupyter Notebooks (an open-source, free software) popularized Interactive Web Notebooks to provide Data Scientists with the ability to connect written text, data, code, and visualizations. This integration allows for more complete and complex storylines for students compared to standard static text and graphics traditionally...

5 January 8, 2020 January 8, 2020
Deep Learning

Recurrent deep learning methods are changing what we can do in artificial intelligence. We are exploring problems in text, coding, and sequence understanding.

TBD January 1, 2018 July 30, 2019
Desgining and buliding an open source telescope

This project is focused on building an Ultrascope Explorer (an open source telescope) using 3D printing and laser cutting technologies, extending its capabilities by adding new features and ultimately designing and building a different size (bigger) telescope with remote access and control capabilities. This is a unique multidisciplinary research project that includes collaboration between faculty from engineering, IST, Physics (astronomy), and a group of engineering students. The research...

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Design of Compositionally Complex Alloys Using Low-Cost Metals for Marine Applications

Each year, billions of dollars are spent repairing oxidized or corroded structures due to exposure to seawater. To guarantee long-term reliability in marine environments, advanced alloys with high mechanical strength must be designed with increased corrosion resistance. We are investigating compositionally complex alloys (CCA), alloys with four or more elements and no "base element" for use in these applications.

1 February 12, 2020 February 12, 2020

The Rovniak Lab (State College Location with Dr. Andris Freivalds), is now recruiting an undergraduate research assistant with a psychology or health-related background for Spring 2017. The lab focuses on researching physical activity and health behavior change, with the current project based in State College. The current project is investigating the feasibility of accomplishing simultaneous bicycling and office work. The student will be responsible for helping with running the experiments...

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Develop an Apparatus to Mechanically Test Biological Tissues

We will develop an apparatus to test the mechanical properties of soft tissues at high rates of loading. We will design and then eventually build the device.

1 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Development of a control-oriented thermal management testbed

The electrical power on board vehicles has increased dramatically in recent decades. This electrification has been accompanied by increased thermal loading due to inefficiencies in electrical components. This places extreme burden on the thermal management systems responsible for transferring, storing, and rejecting thermal energy to maintain safe efficient temperatures throughout a vehicle. This project will focus on constructing and instrumenting an experimental testbed representative of...

1 February 8, 2020 February 10, 2020
Development of Gender and Racial Stereotyping, Consequences of Stereotyping, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (especially Spatial Tasks), Computers in Education

I am a social and developmental psychologist who specializes in the study of gender and other aspects of social cognition and the development of stereotyping. My studies have involved children, adolescents, and adults. Students who participate in my research projects are usually introduced to several aspects of research. First, the students participate in the development of research materials and pilot testing of procedures. One semester's group, for example, worked with me to select...

1 - 5 per year October 21, 2018 July 30, 2019
Development, Risk & Resilience Lab

Dr. Rina D. Eiden's Development, Risk & Resilience Lab focuses on trying to understand when and under what circumstances developmental trajectories of children begin to diverge from normative trajectories among families who are struggling with substance abuse and related issues (e.g., mental health symptoms; caregiving unpredictability). We are interested in how prenatal and early adversities shape the development of children's self-regulation; how these associations may be mediated or...

2-4 March 13, 2020 March 13, 2020