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Below is a list of open undergraduate research opportunities. Please be aware that these are not the only available positions for undergraduates to get involved in research at Ohio State. Typically, students seek their position out by following the "3 Steps to Getting Involved." The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is here to help students through this process; please visit our homepage to schedule an advising appointment with a staff member! 

  
  
  
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What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
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Project NameMuseum Study Skin Preparation
General Field of StudyOrganismal Biology
Faculty Member LeadDr. Andreas Chavez, EEOB
Project Description
The Chavez Lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and the Museum of Biological Diversity at OSU is looking for volunteer Lab Assistants to help with museum specimen preparation! We are studying the process of diversification in mammals and are interested in how and why mammalian species adapt and become new species. We are working on a variety of wild mammal studies, including genomics of adaptation and speciation in tree squirrels, venom evolution in shrews, comparative evolution of color pattern in squirrels, conservation genetics in gophers, and so on…For more information about the lab, visit our website: http://www.aschavez.com. The animals that are being prepped have been collected for research (DNA and morphological studies) and will eventually join the natural history collection at the Museum of Biological Diversity at OSU (https://tetrapods.osu.edu/). Specimen preparation will take place in the Chavez Lab in Aronoff.
Position Description
No experience is required, but this type of work involves dissecting animals, extracting tissues to be placed in cryogenic tubes, skinning animals, and then stuffing and sewing animals as museum study skins. Attention to detail, ability to carefully follow directions, and fine motor skills are necessary. For those interested we require a minimum of at least one 3-hour time block/week to dedicate to prepping an entire specimen in one day. We are also favoring students that can commit for 6 months or more. The selection of students for this position is highly dependent on whether their schedule overlaps wit our lab assistant who will be training new preparators.

If you are interested please fill out the following 2 links (information about yourself & availability during the week for Autumn 2019):
https://forms.gle/WU7gfwq4odU28MKU9
http://whenisgood.net/9xaqrzb
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:Interest of ability to dissect animals
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
None
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
Biology, zoology, EEOB, and wildlife majors are encouraged to apply
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
3
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Autumn 2019
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lastingongoing
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?voluntary
End Date8/1/2020
How/who should interested students contact?Stephanie Secic (secic.2@buckeyemail.osu.edu)
What information should applicants provide?
Fill out both links provided in the position description
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?
Fill out both links provided in the position description
 
Project NameBest External Sound Cards
General Field of StudyOrganismal Biology
Faculty Member LeadDr. Andreas Chavez, EEOB
Project Description
An external sound card offers an easy path to upgrading the sound quality of your favorite laptop or desktop computer, especially if it's an affordable or midrange model. The gadgets are easy to set up, and they typically connect to your computer via its USB port.

Getting started on a PC might require you to download and install software drivers that typically come with the device. Mac setup is often even easier. All users have to do on most occasions is connect the device and select it as an audio source from the sound settings on the Mac.

We've rounded up several external sound card picks at various price points that are worth a look. https://techypes.com/best-external-sound-cards/
Position Description
AN EXTERNAL SOUND CARD WILL INSTANTLY ENHANCE YOUR AUDIO TO DELIVER A MORE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
They are a must-have accessory for audiophiles and PC gamers! https://techypes.com/scholarships/
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:Interest of ability to dissect animals
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
None
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
Biology, zoology, EEOB, and wildlife majors are encouraged to apply
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
3
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Autumn 2019
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lastingongoing
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?voluntary
End Date8/1/2020
How/who should interested students contact?techypes@osu.edu
What information should applicants provide?
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?
 
Project NameData Analyses and Visualizations of Social Science Data using R
General Field of StudyData Analytics
Faculty Member LeadAida D. Sandoval
Project Description
We are looking for research assistants interested in learning how to analyze social science data (eye tracking and behavioral data) using the programming language R.
Position Description
The lab welcomes motivated and enthusiastic individuals interested in learning about the research process. Applicants must have some knowledge of the R programming language. We prefer individuals with excellent organizational skills with keen attention to details.   Research assistants will learn/gain experience on all of the following: statistical analyses and visualization of eye movement and behavioral data and the design of eye tracking and field experiments. More information about the lab can be obtained from our website (http://www.commcogsystems.com/)
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:Basic or advanced knowledge of the R programming language is required.
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
First, Second, and Third Year students.
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
Data Analytics, Computer Science
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
5
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Fall
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lasting1 year
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?This will be an hourly paid position.
End Date11/5/2020
How/who should interested students contact?https://bathmatetestimonials.com
What information should applicants provide?
Please send an email (with a resume attached) to coronel.4@osu.edu in order to setup an interview.
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?
 
Project NameCultural differences in parents’ beliefs about emotions the U.S. and China
General Field of StudyPsychology
Faculty Member LeadXin Feng, Human Sciences
Project Description
This study examined the cross-cultural differences in parents' beliefs about emotions and children's socioemotional outcomes in the U.S. and China (Hong Kong and Beijing). We interviewed parents in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Beijing to understand their socialization goal, beliefs about emotions, and how culture shapes their beliefs.
Position Description
We are recruiting for undergraduate student research assistants, including one native Cantonese speaker, one native Mandarin speaker, and one native English Speaker. Student will help with transcribing and coding interviews to assess parents’ socialization goal, meta-emotion philosophy, and mind-mindedness.
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:Experience with transcribing and coding interviews is preferred but not required. For the position to code Chinese interviews, native Mandarin speakers from Mainland China and native Cantonese speakers from Hong Kong are highly preferable.
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
Any rank
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
HDFS, Psychology
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
8
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Summer/Fall 2020
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lastingStudent has to commit to at least 2 semesters (i.e. Summer and Fall, or Fall and spring)
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?Student will enroll in HDFS 3193 with Dr. Xin Feng for 2 credits in each semester
End Date8/31/2020
How/who should interested students contact?Meingold Chan (chan.742@osu.edu)
What information should applicants provide?
Please provide your resume and your GPA. Please also let us know whether you are a native speaker of Mandarin/Cantonese, and whether you can start working remotely in the Summer.
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?
 
Project NameEx-vivo Bone marrow stromal cultures
General Field of StudyHematology and Experimental therapeutics
Faculty Member LeadLalit Sehgal, Ph.D., Division of Hematology.
Project Description
Dr. Sehgal is seeking undergraduate researchers to work throughout the academic year, including full time in summer 2019, to assist with generation of ex-vivo model system to study Bone marrow microenvironment during progression of Hematological malignancies.
Position Description
The primary projects in the laboratory involve: (1) Isolation of Bone marrow stem cell and accessory stromal components. (2) Maintain them in culture (3) develop ex-vivo co-culture model with tumor cells.
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:Stem cell isolation, cell culture, 3-d culture, organoid formation,  RNA isolation and Real time PCR, Genetic manipulation using Crisper-Cas9 system. Training will be provided
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
Given the requirement of full-time work in Summer 2019, the only sophomore through Juniors may apply unless the candidate will enroll for a 5th year of undergraduate studies.
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, Genetics, Molecular biology.
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
5-15 during academic year, full time in summer 2019.
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Fall Training can begin as soon as possible (i.e., Fall 2018). Must have approved project and be fully trained by April 1, 2019.
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lasting11-20 months.
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?All of the above are possible, but it is unlikely that a student will receive salary or stipend in the first year.
End Date10/5/2020
How/who should interested students contact?Lalit Sehgal at lalit.https://pastillasadelgazarmexico.com/testogen-mexico
What information should applicants provide?
Please send an email (with a resume attached) to coronel.4@osu.edu in order to setup an interview.
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?
 
Project NameStudies on children of depressed mothers
General Field of StudyHuman Development and Family Science, psychology
Faculty Member LeadXin Feng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences
Project Description
I have two ongoing research projects. One investigates autobiographical memory retrieval in young children of depressed and nondepressed mothers, and one examines the development of emotional and cognitive regulation in preschool-age children and the influence of maternal depression and parenting. For more information about these projects, please go to http://u.osu.edu/feng.88/current-research-projects/
Position Description
Students will be involved in one of several tasks:
1. Conducting interviews with mothers of young children
2. Administering observational tasks to children and mothers (female students only)
3. Reviewing and assigning codes to video-taped mother-child interactions
4. Screening and processing electrocardiogram (ECG) data
Students need to enroll in HDFS 3193 for two semesters and at least 2 credit hours per semester (for positions #1 & 2, we prefer that students take 3 credits per semester). One credit hour translates to 3 hours of work per week. There is some flexibility with regards to when students complete those hours each week.
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:To be considered as an interviewer/experimenter (#1 &2), interpersonal skills are required
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
sophomore and junior
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
Psychology, HDFS
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
6-9
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Spring 2020
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lasting2 or more
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?Student will work for academic credit
End Date6/10/2020
How/who should interested students contact?Contact Morgan Quinn Ross, PhD Student, at https://tablettenabnehmen.com/male-extra-erfahrung/
What information should applicants provide?
contact information, GPA, prior research experience (if applicable), and resume
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?
 
Project NameGeneration of Ex-vivo model system to study Bone marrow microenviornment.
General Field of StudyHematopoietic stem cells and Bone tissue development ex-vivo and in vivo.
Faculty Member LeadLalit Sehgal, M.Phil, PhD Department of Hematology
Project Description
Dr. Sehgal is seeking undergraduate researchers to work throughout the academic year, including full time in summer 2019, to assist with generation of ex-vivo model system to study Bone marrow microenvironment during progression of Hematological malignancies.
Position Description
 The primary projects in the laboratory involve: (1) Isolation of Bone marrow stem cell and accessory stromal components. (2) Maintain them in culture (3) develop ex-vivo co-culture model with tumor cells.
Please indicate any required or desired skills or qualifications that may be needed:Stem cell isolation, cell culture, 3-d culture, organoid formation,  RNA isolation and REal time PCR, Genetic manipulation using Crisper-Cas9 system. Tatining will be provided
What rank of students are encouraged to apply?
Given the requirement of full time work in Summer 2019, only Freshman through Juniors may apply unless the candidate will enroll for a 5th year of undergraduate studies.
What majors of students are encouraged to apply?
Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, Genetics, Molecular biology.
What are the approximate number of hours per week that the student is expected to be participating in the research?
5-15 during academic year, full time in summer 2020.
Which semester would the student begin their work?
Training can begin as soon as possible (i.e., Fall 2018). Must have approved project and be fully trained by April 1, 2019.
Approximately how many semesters or months do you predict this research postion lasting11-44 months.
Will the student be working for academic credit, salary/stipend, work-study experience, or voluntary experience?All of the above are possible, but it is unlikely that a student will receive salary or stipend in the first year.
End Date6/25/2020
How/who should interested students contact? Lalit Sehgal at lalit.sehgal@osumc.edu | https://tablettenabnehmen.com/viasil-erfahrung/
What information should applicants provide?
(1) Maximum one page Letter of Interest explaining: (a)  Why you are interested; (b)   how you qualify for the position (e.g., relevant past experiences); (c) current career goals if any; (d)  Weekly Schedule of available times to attend lab meetings or work on research activities for Fall 2018.
Is there any additional information that you would like to provide?