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Musk Ox research
Claudia Ihl, Associate Professor for Biology at Northwest Campus in Nome, is looking for interested students who would like to conduct some research on wildlife and subsistence-related questions during spring and summer 2018.
Students would work closely with Claudia to define their research interests; plan and conduct data collection in the field, and potentially write up reports and a publication. If the student is motivated and interested, there will be opportunities to travel to a conference to give a presentation and/or to publish a research paper.
Some funds are available to pay a stipend to participating students. Potential research topics: ▶ A foraging study of the urban muskoxen near Nome – what are they eating this close to town and does it differ from muskoxen diets further away from town? ▶ A study of phenology changes and nutrient availabilities in town compared to further afield. ▶ Studies of conflicts between people and muskoxen at sled dog lots and potential ways to minimize conflicts.
Data Visualization intern for Arctic soundscape project
Alaska EPSCoR is seeking an undergraduate student (sophomore, junior or senior) to assist with a data visualization project for the Spring semester. The student will work with researchers to design and execute an interactive visualization of soundscape research on aircraft activity over traditional (subsistence) harvest areas. The data were collected along caribou harvest corridors for the village of Nuiqsut in 2016. Preference will be given to a student from a North Slope community who is currently in good academic standing at UAF.
Some experience with web design, computer programming and/or GIS would be beneficial but not required.
Student Assistant C position, up to 20 hours per week
VIrtual Reality Lab Assistants in Tok and Fairbanks
This position will assist UAF School of Management Virtual Reality Lab researchers in facilitating a new virtual reality research fitness laboratory within the Pogo Mine Learning Center. The goal of this project is to conduct feasibility pilot research relating to the health impact virtual reality gaming can have on rural Alaskan community fitness.
Approximately 10 hours a week during academic semesters, some morning SOM VR Lab hours, various afternoon meetings, and occasional evening SOM VR Lab Hours from 5-9pm. There are additional opportunities for employment during academic breaks.
Student C position in Fairbanks, click here for details.
Two additional Student C positions are available in Tok, Alaska. Click here for details.
These positions will assist UAF School of Management Virtual Reality Lab researchers in facilitating a new virtual reality research fitness laboratory at the UAF Tok Center. The goal of this project is to conduct pilot research relating to the health impact virtual reality gaming can have on rural Alaskan community fitness.
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis of forest cover and climate data in Interior Alaska
Seeking 2 students, any year of study, willing to learn and work on GIS, climate and wildlife data.
This project provides opportunities for students to explore and work-up specific forestry and climate GIS data for birds and habitats in Interior Alaska.
Students will gain experience in learning geographic information systems (GIS, ArcGIS or QGIS), insights into landscape ecology, bird, habitat and climate management issues, and digital data skills for Alaska. Office space, hardware and software provided.
R skills would ideal, or at least a willingness to learn
None provided. Students would need to seek funding from URSA Project application or find another source if they require funding. Project coordinator would help with the process.
Plant Genetics and Hybridization
Associate Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium (ALA), UA Museum
This study will expand our understanding of the role of glacial cycles in producing genetic and taxonomic diversity by untangling the complex network of divergences and hybridization events that have generated diversity in a Beringian polyploid complex. Learn state-of-the art
molecular sequencing techniques to better understand plant biodiversity in Alaska and visit some amazing field sites in the Aleutians.
317 Akasofu Building
Implementation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver oriented to unmanned aircraft systems development. CFD codes are used to numerically solve the fluid the around wings and aircraft body to compute lifting, drag and momentum in dynamic flying conditions and control. Familiarity with C language and Python is preferred. Students from Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Physics are encourage to apply.
Entrepreneurialism - Science and Engineering Technology Development
UAF’s office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC)
- Encourage invention and innovation at UAF. Protect the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of UAF by patent, copyright, or other means. Transfer the results of UAF research to the public by bringing researchers and the business community together in a relationship of mutual advantage.
- Generate income for future research and education.
- Contribute to local, state, regional and national business competitiveness and economic development.