Young Nebraska Scientists High School Researchers@headingTag>
Gain paid summer experiences in the labs of Nebraska scientist-educators. Mainly for high-school juniors and seniors, these jobs are typically part-time (<40 hours per week). YNS accepts "HSR" applications in early spring for a limited number of available positions. After the hosts make selections, YNS notifies the successful applicants (usually in April); work generally begins in early June and ends in early August. The student researcher and the faculty member decide the schedule, location, etc.
Being a YNS HSR is an excellent way to learn valuable new skills--such as coding--and extend your capabilities (sharing your work via research poster or other science communication is one expectation at the end of the summer). Plus, you'll gain a mentor and join the team of a real scientific project – wonderful for your college applications and/or resume.
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Quantum Materials, Nanoscience, Chemistry (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)@Model.HeadlineSize>
Biomechanics at UNO!
Biomechanics is the study of the forces that act on a body and the effects they produce. It is an intersection of biology, physiology, anatomy, physics, mathematics, and chemistry to solve difficult problems in medicine and health. Research at the Biomechanics Research Building encompasses many different areas including orthopedic biomechanics, clinical biomechanics, and prosthetic development. Research projects in orthopedics and sports medicine explore how tissues like cartilage, bone, and muscle respond to disease and injury and how athletic movements may improve an athlete’s performance or reduce risk. Clinical Biomechanics focuses on patient populations to investigate movement and joint loading patterns during treatment within hospitals, clinical, and rehabilitation centers. In this area of biomechanics, we use tools like motion analysis, muscle and strength testing, and computer simulations to understand pathologies such as stroke, knee osteoarthritis, peripheral artery disease, diabetes, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson’s disease. Prosthetics & orthotics focus on restoring function to some part of the body affected by disease or injury. Current projects in this area explore how children use prostheses and how it may affect cognitive development through the use custom built 3D printed prostheses and innovative brain imaging, a true intersection of biomechanics and neuroscience! We are looking for Young Nebraska Scientists interested in engineering, health science and technology to assist on these varying projects.Spend your summer working with biomechanics researchers, Dr. Brian Knarr, Dr. David Kingston, and Dr. Jorge Zuniga!
Study Climate Science at UNL!@headingTag>
Join the Chen Research Group in the Hydroclimatology Lab!@Model.HeadlineSize>
High School Researchers will use historical data to predict future heatwaves in the Great Plains. This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in climate science and data models. Take a look at Dr. Chen's research here!
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funding through NSF projects
Dr. Ryan Wong, Biology (University of Nebraska - Omaha)@Model.HeadlineSize>
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"I liked being able to be part of an actual research lab and that the people in the lab didn't treat me like a high school student, or like I was inferior or didn't understand. They treated me like I was part of the lab and deserved to be there."
"Doing something with your own hands is the magical part, especially as a high schooler in a college lab. This expereince showed me how STEM can be applied, not necessarily in the classroom environment, but by solving real world practical problems and making an impact."