Research Opportunities Database

Title Number of opportunities Posted Last Updated
Gene Regulation and Cancer Enzymes

Our laboratory is interested in how genes are turned off or on since such regulation is altered in cancer cells. Our goal is to determine how gene regulation complexes work using both biochemical and structural biology approaches. A focus of the lab is to determine the three-dimensional structure of epigenetic and chromatin complexes by X-ray crystallography and cryoelectron microscopy. Current undergraduate projects include (a) coexpression of protein complexes in E. coli and insect cells...

Mentor: Song Tan

4 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
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.

Mentor: Derrick Taff

3 September 4, 2018 October 29, 2018
Promoting Healthy Development/Recipe for Success

The Edna Bennett Prevention Research Center is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to assist with the Recipe 4 Success project. The project examines the impact of lessons regarding healthy eating, sleeping patterns, and self-control skills on toddler development in Early Head Start families.

Mentor: Michelle Hostetler

3 August 20, 2018 October 29, 2018
Moistue Damage of Asphalt Concrete

Damage to asphalt pavements due to water intrusion and aggregate stripping is a still a problem that needs attention and research. The research will identify lab test procedures that will be suitable to identify quality of asphalt concrete in its resistance against moisture damage.

Mentor: Mansour Solaimanian

1 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Epigenetic studies in plants

assisting theoretical biologists in Mackenzie Lab with genome data and epigenomic modeling. Projects integrate phenotype data, gene expression data, and epigenetic data to identify gene networks underlying plant memory.

Mentor: Sally Mackenzie

2-4 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...

Mentor: Jeremy Gernand

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Biological Clock Control of Nocturnal Migration

We are looking for undergraduates interested in helping a research project on migrating birds. Duties involve sample collecting, animal care, behavioral testing and scoring of video. Advanced undergraduates will also have the opportunity to help with sample analysis in the lab.

Mentor: Paul Bartell

6 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Additiive Manufacturing Sensing and Process Control

Process sensor data collected from 3D printing process, extract useful information from the data, and exploit the knowledge for better process design and control

Mentor: Hui Yang

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Internet of Health Things

Work with graduate students on the wireless health monitoring systems, cloud computing and data analytics.

Mentor: Hui Yang

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
undergrad exeprience in nano/bio/opto

If you'd like to enhance your knowledge by learning fundamentals of nanotechnology for bioengineering or nanophotonics or nanoelectronics applications, please, contact Prof. Slava V. Rotkin (Materials Research Institute, Millennium Science Complex, N-332).

Mentor: Slava V Rotkin

undefined January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018