Undergraduate Research Opportunities Database

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Title Description Research Area(s) Position Type(s) Work Setting(s) Updated Date Posting Date
Development, Risk & Resilience Lab Undergraduate Research Assistant

Welcome to the Development, Risk, and Resilience Lab. Our goal is 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). The Development, Risk, and Resilience Lab is interested in how prenatal and early adversities shape the development of children's self-regulation; how these associations may be mediated or moderated by parenting quality; and applying this understanding to prevention. We are also working to understand protective factors that promote resilience in children in the face of early adversities. Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the...

Life Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Credit, Work Study
On campus, Remote
April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
Material properties of embryonic bone and cartilage

My lab studies craniofacial disease, development, and evolution. This summer project is part of a larger NIH funded project that studies the chondrocranium - a cranial skeleton composed of cartilage whose development precedes the bony skull during embryogenesis in all vertebrates. We seek to understand the nature of changing mechanical properties of embryonic cranial cartilage and bone over developmental time.

Hypothesis: Relative to early embryonic bone, embryonic cranial cartilage is superior for support of soft tissues but bone supersedes cartilage in this role as embryogenesis progresses and postnatally.

Following established protocols, we will use Atomic Force Microscopy (peak force tapping) to systematically measure force, deformation, and restoring...

Any, Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Statistics
Variable
On campus
April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
Field Technician: Bee Health Research in North Carolina

The Hines lab (PSU, hineslab.org) is seeking an undergraduate summer field technician to work on a project examining the role of various landscape factors on bee health parameters (pathogens, bee size, community diversity) across North Carolina. Data collected will be used to understand the factors most impacting bee health to guide management of landscapes for supporting pollinators and to allow better understanding of distributional patterns in bumble bees, including patterns of bee decline.

Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences
Paid
Variable
April 5, 2021 April 5, 2021
First-year Undergraduate Research Program (FURP) Internship

The PA Space Grant Research Internship Program is an exciting annual research focused program for students attending Penn State - University Park supported by the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium. FURP is open to all first-year students interested in research. In summary, the internship is available to first-year students who are U.S. citizens planning to pursue a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related field. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities or hardship are encouraged to apply.

The program offers students a two-semester (spring and fall...

Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Information Technology and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics
Paid
On campus, Remote, Variable
March 29, 2021 September 3, 2020
#HereToo Theatre & Activism Project

#HereToo amplifies young activists' voices through performance. With a two-pronged approach, we:

  1. gather stories from activists and survivors of gun violence;
  2. archive and share these stories with theatre makers who, in turn, make devised performances about gun culture as it impacts their own communities.

This online summer internship begins a new phase of the project, that is, to archive the interviews already conducted in collaboration with the Penn State Libraries, and to produce a podcast of interviews of young activists by young people (our interns).

We are seeking interns with interest in learning about one or more of the following areas: new works dramaturgy, library science, podcast production, and/or journalism. Those with an active activist...

Visual and Performing Arts
Credit, Paid
Community-based, On campus
March 29, 2021 June 1, 2020
Minority Undergraduate Research Experience (MURE) Internship

The PA Space Grant Research Internship Program is an exciting annual research focused program for students attending Penn State - University Park supported by the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium. MURE supports underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing research on campus that are in their first-year, sophomore, or junior years. Minority students are defined as African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander. Students of Asian descent are not considered minority students by NASA.

The program offers students a two-semester (spring and fall semesters of one calendar year) faculty...

Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Information Technology and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics
Paid
On campus, Remote, Variable
March 29, 2021 September 3, 2020
Women In STEM and Engineering Research (WISER) Internship

The PA Space Grant Research Internship Program is an exciting annual research focused program for students attending Penn State - University Park supported by the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium. WISER is Open to all first-year students but focuses on supporting outstanding women interested in pursuing research on campus.

The program offers first-year students a two-semester (spring and fall semesters of one calendar year) faculty-mentored internship in a research laboratory at Penn State-UP. During the internship experience, students have the opportunity to collaborate with a research team, learn the...

Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Information Technology and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics
Paid
On campus, Remote, Variable
March 29, 2021 September 3, 2020
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.

Volunteer
March 28, 2021 September 30, 2019
Trafika Europe Internships

Trafika Europe is an exciting and innovative project showcasing new European literature in English translation, offering regular semester-long and summer internships.

The project includes our acclaimed Library of Congress-indexed online literary journal series, literary events calendar, online bookshop, audio interviews, literary animated videos, and preparing to launch Trafika Europe Radio – Europe’s literary radio station, online. Please visit this brief Welcome Video to learn more about Trafika Europe Radio.

This internship gives selected participants (at any level) experience with publishing and the literary/creative sector, new media and communications....

Credit
March 27, 2021 January 6, 2020
Smart Portable Medical devices development

This project is about the development of a small medical device to measure critical data about certain diseases.  The collected data will be transmitted to your smart device to be shared with your attending medical personnel.  Students will have to sign a NDA to work on this project.  You must be very handy and must have programming knowledge.

Engineering
Volunteer
Remote, Variable
February 8, 2021 January 21, 2021