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Howard – Psychology

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Kimberly Howard
yerang@bu.edu
Options- Volunteer Basis

Dr. Kimberly Howard’s research team is conducting a study to understand how children and adolescents from different cultures understand career development and attainment. Currently, we are focusing on cultural factors and are interviewing Koreans and Korean Americans living in the U.S. We are seeking research assistants to join our team. Research assistants will have training to code and analyze the data. It will be a great opportunity for you and our team to learn more about the Korean culture and how that impacts understanding career choice/attainment. If you are interested please send an email to Dr. Howard’s doctoral student, Anna (yerang@bu.edu), describing your interest in being involved in the project and a recent resume. We look forward to hearing from you.

Corriveau – Communication and Education

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Kathleen Corriveau
kcorrive@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding

The Social Learning Lab in SED is looking for a COM undergraduate student to handle our relations with the public, ie., newsletter, Eurekalert press releases, website, social media, and community outreach such as relations with local area preschools. This is a volunteer position with opportunities for funding, and a great way to help make scientific research accessible for the general public! Science background helpful, but not necessary. If interested, please email us at kcorrive@bu.edu and include a resume. Commitment is for at least one academic year, eg. 20 hrs/week summer; 10 hrs/week fall, spring, but flexible.

Corriveau – Psychology and Education

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Kathleen Corriveau
kcorriv@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer, UROP Funding, Academic Credit

Our lab is seeking research assistants for Fall 2015 (that could continue into Spring 2016) to work on studies exploring young children’s cognitive development. While this position does not require previous research experience, we are looking for students who are interested in learning about developmental research, are responsible, have strong interpersonal skills, and have experience with and/or interest in working with young children. As a member of the lab you are expected to collaborate with others to help with recruitment, collect and enter data as well as assist in the preparation of proposals and manuscripts for academic conferences and scholarly journals. If you are interested please email Dr. Corriveau at kcorriv@bu.edu.

Mercurio – Psychology

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Andrea Mercurio
aemerc@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer, Academic Credit

The ‘Healthy Minds, Health Bodies’ Social Psychology Research lab is seeking 1-2 dedicated and enthusiastic undergraduates or recent graduates to assist with a pilot study for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 semesters. We are exploring how the experience of participating in ‘art appreciation’ sessions (compared to ‘standard of care’ activities) might positively impact elderly people living at a residential facility. We are looking at health outcomes such as mood, quality of life, and depressive symptoms.

This is a great opportunity for students who seek experience with clinical or community-based research. Research activities may include conducting literature reviews, data collection, and transcribing and coding qualitative interviews. Time commitment is flexible, with a minimum of 6-8 hours per week. Interested students should email a copy of their CV and a short cover letter explaining their interest in this project and/or their interests in clinical and community focused research. Opportunities for academic credit are possible. Please contact the project coordinator Elliott Weinstein at erw718@bu.edu or Dr. Andrea E. Mercurio at aemerc@bu.edu.

Miller – International Relations/China

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Manjari Miller
manjarim@bu.edu
Options: Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

This fall, I’m writing an article on China and it’s alliances/friendships with other states. I need a student who is fluent in Chinese (reading and speaking) to help me research the Chinese media on which countries China considers its friends and why. The student will also be researching Chinese and English academic journals for scholarly articles on China’s strongest relationships. Fluency in Chinese, and a good GPA are required. Previous research experience is a plus. Previous students who have worked with me have successfully applied for UROP funding including for research abroad. They have also been able to apply their research for academic credit. This project has potential for either.

Ikezu – Neuroscience

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Tsuneya Ikezu
tikezu@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

Dr. Ikezu’s Laboratory of Molecular NeuroTherapeutics at Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine focuses on investigating the role of microglia, the innate immune cells in the central nervous system, in progression of select neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease) or neurodevelopmental disease (e.g. Autistic spectrum disorders).

Genetically engineered mouse models and the microfluidics tissue culture modalities are employed for the research endeavor (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ikezu+t).
We are looking for students with great motivation and keen interest in science who can help and accelerate our study. Students will learn our research through participating in projects by lab works, such as tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, behavioral image analysis, confocal microscopy image analysis, electrophysiology data analysis, and some basic molecular biological works. We prefer students with a yearly commitment and work at least 5-10 hours per week, dependent on the assignment. Students can work in the lab as volunteers and may apply for a UROP position, or receive academic credit if the students’ department allows directed studies (such as senior thesis project). Students may be required to volunteer for a period of time before they begin UROP or a directed study to be accustomed to the lab works.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Dr. Ikezu directly at tikezu@bu.edu. Please be sure to include your resume and class schedule of Fall 2015.

Tarullo – Psychology

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Amanda Tarullo
atarullo@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

The Brain and Early Experiences Lab has several openings for volunteer positions in Fall 2015. Students learn about developmental neuroscience techniques and behavioral research while having fun working with infants and young children. Students assist with collecting behavioral, hormonal, and EEG measures from children; coding child behavior from videotape; and recruiting and scheduling families.
Current projects focus on (1) the role of parents in buffering children from biological stress in early childhood and the interplay between early experiences, sleep quality, and stress hormone levels and (2) the effects of poverty and dual language learning on behavioral and electrophysiological measures of executive function.
To apply, please fill out a student application on our lab website, www.bu.edu/cdl/bee. These positions are competitive, and at least one semester of volunteering in the lab is required prior to undertaking directed study or UROP projects. A friendly personality and prior experience with children are essential! Fluent Spanish and access to a car are both very helpful but not required.

Heywood – Africa and African Diaspora History

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Linda Heywood
heywood@bu.edu
Options: UROP Funding

I am interested in working with a student who has expertise in translating from Portuguese and Spanish into English 19th and 20th century materials that deal with the cultural relations between Angola, Brazil and Cuba. The prospective student will have the opportunity to develop his/her own project from the hundreds of published and unpublished materials I have collected in archives in Portugal, Angola, Cuba and Brazil. Some of the research entails searching the web for materials dealing with African cultural presence in Brazil and Cuba. The materials cover the period from the 1800s to today.

Mercurio – Psychology and Communications

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Andrea Mercurio
aemerc@bu.edu

Options: Volunteer

The ‘Healthy Minds, Health Bodies’ Social Psychology Research lab is seeking 1-2 social media savvy undergraduates or recent graduates to assist with the recruitment of an online study on sexual identity, discrimination, and health. Primary responsibilities will include managing social media accounts to promote both the lab and the specific project. A background in communications (major or minor in communications) and knowledge of various forms of social media (e.g., Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Pinterest, and Instagram) is preferred.

Time commitment is flexible with a minimum of 8 hours a week. There are opportunities to continue working in the lab this coming fall. Please submit a CV/resume and short cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position to Dr. Andrea Mercurio at aemerc@bu.edu.

Corriveau- Psychology/Education

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

KathleenCorriveau
kcorriv@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding

Our lab is seeking research assistants for the Summer 2015 (that could continue into the academic year) to work on studies exploring children’s executive function development. While this position does not require previous research experience, we are looking for students who are interested in learning about developmental research, is responsible, has strong interpersonal skills, and has experience with and/or interest in working with young children. As a member of the lab you are expected to collaborate with others to help with recruitment, collect and enter data as well as assist in the preparation of proposals and manuscripts for academic conferences and scholarly journals. If you are interested please email Dr. Corriveau at kcorriv@bu.edu.

UROP Information

UROP Abstracts are due August 7.

Applications for Fall 2015 funding are due at noon on September 10.

The 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on Friday, October 16, 2015.