Research Opportunities Database
|Title||Number of opportunities||Posted||Last Updated|
|Frost Museum: Freshwater entomology||
The Frost Entomological Museum cares for a large collection of freshwater invertebrates, including mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and many aquatic flies. This collection is currently being digitized and rehoused in new storage containers. There are opportunities during this process for students to "get their feet wet" in museum science and to help museum staff document the full diversity of aquatics insects represented in this collection. New specimens will be collected during some...
Mentor: Andrew Deans
|2||November 18, 2019||November 19, 2019|
|Ecology and evolution of leaf autumn colors||
We are looking for assitance in collecting leaves from the Penn State Arboretum in order to test a hypothesis on the evolution of autumn leaf colors. We will collect leaves from as many species as possible and measure their nitrogen content, in October-November and then again in spring 2020. The project is not very demanding and requires only following a simple procedure to collect leaves and deliver them to the lab that does the analysis.
Mentor: Marco Archetti
|unlimited||September 25, 2019||November 13, 2019|
|Human Language Technologies Lab||
Natural language is integral to how we communicate, synthesize, and store information. My lab focuses on solving problems to enable computers to do meaningful work with large volumes of natural language text. We apply methods from natural language processing (NLP) to a variety of domains, including digital privacy, online social networks, web science, and digital libraries. For more information, visit http://shomir.net.
Mentor: Shomir Wilson
|1||September 30, 2019||October 8, 2019|
|Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Solve Societally Relevant Problems||
Me and my research group are solving real-world societally relevant problems using techniques from AI, Machine Learning and Game Theory. Some example projects that we work on are as follows:
|5||October 2, 2019||October 8, 2019|
|Multi-disciplinary design and analysis of high-speed aircraft||
The research activities in the APUS Lab (apus.psu.edu) are motivated by the desire to expand the last frontier of aerospace engineering, represented by hypersonic vehicles and high-speed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The development of these advanced aerospace systems has been constrained by their inherent complex multi-physics nature and the adverse uncertain working environment. While there are relatively mature solutions for each single disciplinary involved in multi-...
Mentor: Daning Huang
|3||September 10, 2019||September 10, 2019|
|Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics||
Dr. Tanya Renner and members of her laboratory explore evolutionary patterns and processes that drive functional diversification. We are particularly interested in how multi-species interactions (plant-insect and insect-predator) shape diversity on a genome-wide scale and influence form and function. Our research combines applied molecular biology with next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and phylogenetics. We use plants and insects as models to study adaptation and current projects...
Mentor: Tanya Renner
|2-3||June 21, 2018||September 3, 2019|
|Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab||
The Cognitive Aging & Neuroimaging (CAN) Lab, in the Department of Psychology at Penn State, examines the effects of aging on episodic memory using both behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. Regarding neuroimaging, we specifically utilize univariate, multivariate (pattern classification, representational similarity analyses), functional connectivity, and structural analytical approaches in our investigation of encoding and retrieval processes underlying memory performance. An...
Mentor: Nancy Dennis
|2-3||August 29, 2019||August 29, 2019|
|Family and Adolescent Mental Health - Research Assistants||
We at the SAFE lab study how parents and adolescents can work together to improve adolescent health, especially in the face of stress that are unavoidable in daily life. We are working on two projects that examine how parents and teens navigate the ups and downs of daily life together.
Mentor: Sunny Bai
|2||August 21, 2019||August 23, 2019|
|Game-Based Learning Research||
Mentor: Rayne Sperling
|2||August 22, 2019||August 23, 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.
Mentor: Erina MacGeorge
|6||August 16, 2019||August 16, 2019|