Research Opportunities Database

Title Number of opportunities Posted Last Updated
Intersections of Violence and Health

Dr. Anderson is new to the Penn State UP campus and looking to find bright, motivated, and passionate students to join her work examining the intersection of health and violence. Dr. Anderson's work has focused primarily on the impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual violence on health, health care and community based intervention to prevent and respond to violence, and the intersections of violence, substance use, and mental health concerns.

Specific current projects include...

multiple October 16, 2018 July 30, 2019
Investigating the Ecology of Mange on Black Bear in Pennsylvania

The Veterinary Entomology Laboratory at Penn State University is seeking motivated undergraduate students interested in vector ecology or wildlife biology student to work as part of a team on a study of arthropod pests of black bear in Pennsylvania. The summer of 2018 students can participate in black bear trapping and sample collection. The Fall 2018 is hunter harvest collections, Winter of 2019 is Den surveys. This is a project under a graduate in the VEL lab that will be conducting both...

1 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Investigation of Engineer Decision Making Regarding Risks and Design Choices

To explore how engineers make decisions regarding risk during the design process, this group will develop one or more "computer game simulations" that will give the opportunity to students and others to make engineering decisions with limited information, weigh critical tradeoffs, and then provide feedback based on the "player's" choices. Though engineers are ethically charged with “holding paramount the health and safety of the public”, it is not at all understood how engineers actually do...

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Ionic Conductivity and Mechanical Properties of Ion Gels

Usually there is an inverse correlation of conductivity and modulus; As modulus is increased conductivity decreases. Recently, a new class of ion gels was discovered by mixing ionic liquids with a rigid polyelectrolyte that still have such a correlation, but at much higher levels of both conductivity and modulus. Hence, GPa modulus with reasonable conductivity is possible with ion gels and that makes them a unique class of materials with many potential applications. We try to understand...

3 August 30, 2018 July 30, 2019
Knitted Light: Manufacture of a Solar Fiber Tension Structure Shade Prototype Using Fiber Optic Strands

The Knitted Light: Manufacture of a Solar Fiber Tension Structure Shade Prototype Using Fiber Optic Strands project is to design a 1: 1 scaled prototype for a solar photovoltaic [PV] fiber tension shade using polymer fiber optic strands and organic solar PV strands to understand what the problems and potential for PV fibers in fabrics. This summer the team will be producing it's own organic solar photovoltaic strands to use in manufacturing the textile for the tension structure. ...

2 January 7, 2019 July 30, 2019
Laboratory for Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy Research

Dr. Levy’s Laboratory for Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy Research is seeking undergraduate and post-bac research assistants to perform clinical interviewing and related research tasks. This position is particularly useful for those students who are interested in obtaining clinically oriented research experience and are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in clinical or counseling psychology (or closely related fields). Applicants should be socially poised and...

January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Language & Aging Lab

The focus of our research is investigating age-related differences in language processing. We use electrophysiology and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the relations between behavior, functional brain activity, and the neural structures that underlie these phenomena.

We are currently recruiting 2-4 undergraduate students. Research assistants will primarily be involved in analyzing behavioral data, conducting experimental sessions, and developing experimental stimuli....

2-4 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Learning to Breathe

We are interested in involving students in one (or more) of our currently funded research projects focused on examining the effectiveness of mindfulness for youth and teachers. Depending on interest and experience, students may become involved in a variety of activities ranging from data collection, basic descriptive data analysis, writing, assistance with data coding tasks, and assisting in the reporting of results in professional conferences etc.

5 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Machine Learning and Big Data

Exploration of the automated discovery of knowledge within data using a combination of information extraction, natural language processing, and machine learning methods such as deep learning.

a few January 1, 2018 July 30, 2019
Manufacturing Processes, Material Processing

Research is in the general areas of metal casting, welding, and heat treatment with emphasis on process control and the interrelationships between processing, properties, and the microstructure of metals and alloys. Most projects are industrially sponsored and include laboratory experimentation. Interdisciplinary research is also being conducted in manufacturing solutions for complex, custom engineered, engineering components.

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018