Research Opportunities

Opportunities to pursue research, whether as independent study, cooperative education or part time employment exist within the College of Science and Mathematics in modern fully equipped laboratories. For independent study view the Faculty Interests page to see what each faculty specializes in, and you can contact them directly to see if they have space available!

Current Opportunities

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Research project contributing to NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Masters in a scientific discipline with a focus on quantitative skills. Experience/expertise in image processing methods, GIS and Remote Sensing, and computer programming are highly desired.  Mark Chopping
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Compensation:
Stipend of approximately $24,000 p.a., plus tuition. The student selected will almost certainly enroll in the Environmental Management PhD program
Hours:
20 hours per week
Times Required:
The student will be encouraged to attend weekly meetings with my research group. The student will be exposed to research at different levels in the area of earth surface dynamics modeling.
Timeframe:
Two years
Application Procedure:
Contact Mark Chopping for more information and to apply.
Development of a cellular model of river avulsion in a simple coding environment such as matlab Graduate and undergraduate students in computer sciences, mathematics or physics Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba +-
Compensation:
Stipend Support
Timeframe:
Summer 2016
Application Period:
In Progress
Requirements:
Applicants should have coding experience, as well as strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Development of a numerical solution for a 1D moving boundary problem to better understand the response of fluvial deltas to sea-level variations Graduate and undergraduate students in computer sciences, mathematics or physics Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba +-
Compensation:
Stipend Support
Timeframe:
Summer 2016
Application Period:
In Progress
Requirements:
Applicants should have coding experience, as well as strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Using semi-automated methods in the interpretation of high resolution imagery in order to assess changes in cover and aboveground biomass of shrubs in ~200 sites across the Alaskan and Canadian erect dwarf-shrub and low-shrub Arctic tundra zones over a 10- to 15-year period  Masters in a scientific discipline with a focus on quantitative skills. Experience/expertise in image processing methods, GIS and Remote Sensing, and computer programming are highly desired. Mark Chopping
CELS-312
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Compensation:
Stipend of approximately $20,000 p.a., plus tuition.
Hours:
20 hours per week
Timeframe:
Beginning Fall 2016
Application Period:
In Progress
Requirements:
Must be accepted into the Doctoral Program in Environmental Management
send resumes and unofficial transcripts to Mark Chopping
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PhD Assistantship in Coastal Dynamics The student will be involved in exploring the co-evolution of human activities and natural processes in the coastal environment. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
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Compensation:
Hours:
Part-time
Application Procedure:
Contact Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba with a letter of interest and your CV to apply informally. Full acceptance will be determined once admitted to the Environmental Management program
Medical Image Reconstruction Programming experience in MATLAB and shell scripting, familiarity with both Linux and Windows operating systems, with a focus on command line interface. Amir Golnabi
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Compensation:
Based on contribution to the research, no pay if you would like to be included in the publication, if you just wish to contribute to a specific part of the project then you will be compensated.
Hours:
Part-time
Times Required:
TBD
Timeframe:
TBD
Application Procedure:
Contact Amir Golnabi for more information and to apply. When applying, attach your CV.
Mathematical modeling in Earth Science. Environments of interest include river deltas, marshes, coastal barriers, reef islands, and mangroves among others. Strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills. Ideally, the student will have experience with a simple programming environment such as matlab.  Jorge Lorenzo Trueba
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Compensation:
The student will take academic credit on an independent study basis.  Additionally, this opportunity could potentially open the door for summer internships
Hours:
TBD
Times Required:
The student will be encouraged to attend weekly meetings with my research group. The student will be exposed to research at different levels in the area of earth surface dynamics modeling.
Timeframe:
One semester of independent study
Application Procedure:
send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, by email to Jorge Lorenzo Trueba
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Scientific Computing and Simulation, High-performance Computing  Mostly interest and motivation to learn. Activities/tasks can be developed based on student's background. Students 'learn as they go' and work on more-complex tasks when they are ready. David Trubatch 
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Compensation:
Independent study, credit is always a possibility. No paid positions available at the current time.
Hours:
depends on project
Times Required:
Flexible
Timeframe:
Ongoing
Application Procedure:
email David Trubatch to set up an appointment