Category: Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Volunteers Needed

Researchers at Michigan Tech University are seeking young adults to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of lighting conditions on balance recovery. We seek individuals 18-40 years old who do not currently have any musculoskeletal disorders or injuries, history of traumatic injuries, or have any vestibular or neurological disorders that affect your balance. For this study, individuals will be asked to perform a series of trials that will challenge their balance in three different lighting environments. During these trials you will wear sensors that will measure your movement. Results from this study allows researchers and clinical practitioners ways to improve the avoidance of falls. 


You will be excluded from this study if you:

  • Are not between the ages of 18-40 years old
  • Are currently diagnosed with a musculoskeletal disorder or injury
  • Has been or is diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury
  • Has been or is diagnosed with vestibular or neurological disorders that affect balance

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact Jessica Pitts at jpitts@mtu.edu or Adison Cook at accook@mtu.edu.

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Diversity Internship Opportunities!

Environment for the Americas coordinates over 40 paid internship opportunities for diverse youth interested in careers in natural resources, environmental education, communications, history, and more with federal agencies across the country.

Mosaics in Science applications will be accepted through February 3rd, 2020, and LHIP through February 7th, 2020.

Please see attached flyers for more information.

 

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Paid Summer Research Programs!

Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country!

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NSF REU program: UC San Diego Structural Engineering Department

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program on “Designing for Safety and Safety by Design”. This eight-week summer program hosted at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA) aims to immerse students in a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the field of engineered structures. Students will work in pairs and under the guidance of student and faculty mentors to tackle problems related to the design, analysis, modeling, monitoring, maintenance, and sustainment of aerospace, civil, marine, and mechanical structures. During their research tenure at UC San Diego, students will receive professional training, graduate school preparation, and engage in social activities. Students will receive a stipend of $4,000, and housing, meals, and round-trip travel will also be covered.

We encourage all eligible students (U.S. citizens and permanent resident undergraduate students at all stages with a GPA of >3.0) to apply before January 15, 2020. More information about the Program and how to apply can be found here: https://armor.eng.ucsd.edu/apply/reu

 

Chuck Farrar

Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow

Engineering Institute Leader

MS T-001

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, NM 87545

Ph: 505-665-0860

Cell: 505-500-7302

farrar@lanl.gov

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NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program on “Designing for Safety and Safety by Design”. This eight-week summer program hosted at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA) aims to immerse students in a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the field of engineered structures.
More information about the Program and how to apply can be found here: https://armor.eng.ucsd.edu/apply/reu

  

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World Water Day Poster Competition

The Great Lakes Research Center invites graduate and undergraduate students to participate in this year’s World Water Day Poster Competition.  This year’s theme is Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near & Far.
 
Cash awards will be presented in 2 prize categories:
  Original Research: presentation of thesis or project research involving any aspect of water
  Coursework/Informational: presentation of coursework or literature based research. Extra points are awarded for Coursework/Information posters that incorporate the WWD theme. Posters in this category can be submitted by individuals or groups and as course assignments.
Format of the Poster session:
1) Poster Registrations will be accepted through Monday, March 18.  Email the registration form to glrcadmin-l@mtu.edu.
2) PowerPoint versions of each poster will be emailed to glrcadmin-l@mtu.edu by midnight on Thursday, March 21.
3) Posters and oral presentations will be evaluated on Monday, March 25.
     Evaluations:  oral presentations of each poster (displayed by PowerPoint) will be evaluated by a panel of 3 faculty judges in the Dow 8th floor conference rooms between noon and 2:00 pm
     Poster Displays: Posters will be on display in the MUB Ballroom from 1:00 – 6:00.  Students are expected to be near the posters for informal discussions between 2:30 and 4:00 pm.  The World Water Day keynote lecture immediately follows the Poster Session.
Additional World Water Day events:
1) Art Show: Wilderness, in the Great Lakes Research Center (March 21 – June 14)
2) Green Film: Marathon for Justice, Wednesday, March 20 in Forestry G002
3) At 4:00 on March 25th in the MUB Ballroom, The World Water Day lecture “Mapping the Water Crisis of Unaffordability”by Monica Lewis-Patrick from We the People of Detroit will be preceded by the Welcome to Traditional Homelands by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers from the Ojibwe and Menominee Nations. The lecture will be followed by an open reception.  Poster Awards will be announced at the lecture.
4) WWD Panel Discussion and Art Recognition Reception will be held on Tuesday, March 26 in GLRC 202. A concluding ceremony with the Woodland Singers will close the World Water Day events.
Please check our World Water Day webpage for an updated schedule of activities or email me with any questions (glrcadmin-l@mtu.edu or cjasiala@mtu.edu):   https://www.mtu.edu/greatlakes/about/world-water-day/

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UG Student Fellowship: TURF at Portland State University

We’re offering a student opportunity to spend a summer doing research on the Portland State University campus (home to the national university transportation center: NITC) with our unique fellowship program now in its 2nd year: Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship (TURF).

This opportunity is open to current undergraduate students from any university who are pursuing transportation engineering or planning research. Students will be paired with a PSU faculty mentor to work on transportation research for 10 weeks (40 hrs/ week) with a $7,500 stipend. Applications are due February 15th (decisions made by March 29th).

We had seven scholars last summer, and are very excited to welcome a new group to the campus. See link for a flyer….2019 TURF Flyer.

Cait McCusker
Communications Director

Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI)1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 175, Portland OR 97201
cmccusker@pdx.edu • 503.725.2843

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UG Research: SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney.

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Undergraduate Research – Summer and Fall!

A couple of undergraduate research assistants are needed in my research group for summer and fall semester.  The hourly support will be provided with NSF REU support (US citizenship). The research will be mainly involved with the polymer concrete and fiber-reinforced high-performance concrete design and test. These polymer-based fast-curing materials can repair and protect the current structure components. The high-performance concrete will be tested for  structure applications. Good research attitude and responsibility are highly desired. The GPA close to or above 3.0 is desired.
I also like to find a couple of undergraduate students  (US citizenship) who  is interested in working with US army research lab (in Urbana Illinois) on 3D printing of concrete and concrete structures.  The summer internship (stipends) can be provided by US Army Corps of Engineers. For your information, please check the attached slides on 3D printing work.
If you are are interested with these work, please send me your resume by email.
Qingli(Barbara) Dai, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Office Dow 805

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Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College reminds faculty that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks).

Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found here.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.

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