2019 High School Research Hosts
Dr. Chi Zhang, School of Biological Sciences
Project Title: Development of predictive model to predict phenotyping results from genomic markers
Project Description: We will develop new mathematical models to link the genomic marks to the phenotyping data, and develop an online web server based on the mathematical models.
Dr. Rajib Saha, Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering
Dr. Tessa Durham Brooks, Doane University Biology Department
Project Title: CSI Root: Collecting 'fingerprints' of chemical exudates of roots to improve plant health
Project Description: Roots secrete (exude) nutrients and other chemicals that can provide important clues regarding their health, much like a urine or blood sample can be used in medicine. In this project, students will join a team of chemists and biologists to develop and use an innovative method for capturing a snapshot of the root exudate 'fingerprint'. The method will be used to better understand how these chemicals help the root attract beneficial microbes (probiotics) that can promote plant health.
Must be 16 years old, 10th or 11th grader of the current year applying, Must be a Nebraska resident. Must be a US citizen OR have proof of employment authorization
No residential housing options
Researchers will be paid $9/hour for 35-40 hours per week for up to 8 weeks.
Research Interest Areas
Biology, Plant Science, Agronomy and Horticulture, Biochemistry and more
Applications require teacher recommendations
Positions are extremely limited!
Supervision and Safety
Safety is our number one concern and HS researchers will receive thorough training and will be supervised during their daily work.
2016 High School Researcher