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Research Opportunities for Engaging Students (ROPES)

NDSU's student-focused mission drives faculty to involve students in world-class research and immersive learning environments. If you are interested in learning the "ropes" of research for credit or as a part-time job, please contact one of the faculty members listed below.

"Research allows one to appreciate areas of interest in a whole new way than a lecture class does alone.  Working with committed professors is truly enjoyable and intellectually elevating.  The skills learned and accomplishments made are invalulable."  Houda Abdelrahman, junior in zoology

"My undergraduate research experience has not only allowed me to develop fruitful relations with my professors, but has helped me become a better student.  Research allows me  to build upon the various concepts and techniques learned in class while developing lifelong skills such as communication, persistence and the ability to problem solve."  Nathan Fix, senior in microbiology and philosophy

NDSU faculty members research a wealth of topics sure to touch on your own interests, and they are always looking to include students in the process. Students gain valuable experience and a front-row seat for the latest discoveries in their fields.

Biological Sciences

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research Area

Credit or pay

Julia Bowsher

2-3

Biol 151

Evolution and development biology of insects

Credit

Malcolm Butler

1-2

Any

Aquatic ecology

Either

Kendra Greenlee

1-2

Sophomore with general biology

Developmental physiology of insects

Credit to start

Jennifer Momsen

1-2

Sophomore with general biology

Undergraduate bio education

Credit to start

Lisa Montplaisir

1-2

Sophomore+/biology, zoology, botany education

Classroom teaching and learning

Credit to start

Marinus Otte

6

Ecology fields

Wetland science

Credit to start

Katie Reindl

1

Sophomore or junior

Therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment

Credit

Mark Sheridan

1-2

Sophomore with biology and chemistry

Control of animal growth and metabolism

Either

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Christopher Colbert

1

GPA 3.0+

Structure biology of membrane and iron binding proteins

Credit

Greg Cook

2

Organic chemistry 1 and 2

Synthetic organic chem/new reactions and medicinal chemistry for cancer

Either

Stuart Haring

3-4

Biochemistry/biology/freshman/junior

Molecular and cellular/analysis of mutation/disease prevention

Credit to start

John Hershberger

1

Chemistry/physics

Gas phase kinetics of transient species

Credit

Siva Jayaraman

1

Chemistry

Organic materials

Credit

Svetlana Kilina

2-3

Calculations

Nanomaterials and organic-inorganic interfaces

Either

Erika Offerdahl

1-2

Biology/biochemistry completed freshman year

Teaching and learning

Credit to start

Seth Rasmussen

1-2

Chem 150

Organic semi-coding materials

Credit to start

Kenton Rodgers

1-2

Chemistry/biochemistry

Metallobiochemistry, biophysics, laser spectroscopy

Credit to start

Sangita Sinha

2

Freshman-junior/GPA 3.0 +

Structure biology of proteins essential to human health

Credit

DK Srivastava

1-2

Chemistry

Enzymology of drug development

Either

Coatings and Polymeric Materials

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Stuart Croll

1

Physics/chemistry/computer science

Molecular dynamics of crosslinking polymer systems

Credit

Vicki Gelling

1-2

Organic chemistry

Responsive materials/electrochemistry

Either

Andriy Voronov

1-2

Organic chemistry

Polymer synthesis for biomedical applications

Either

Dean Webster

1-2

Major in chemistry/engineering/minor CPM

Synthesis and characterization of polymers

Either

Computer Science

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Anne Denton

4

Computer science/CSci 161

Data mining, big data, cloud computing

Either

Jun Kong

1-2

Computer science

Design iPhone and Android apps

Credit

Juan Li

2-3

Computer science/sophomore+

Social networking

Credit

Simone Ludwig

2

Sophomore+

Medical decision making

Credit

Saeed Salem

2

Sophomore+, data mining fall semester

Bioinformatics/data mining/social networks analysis

Credit

Brian Slator

1-2

Computer science sophomore+

Educational media, serious games

Either

Geosciences

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Bernie Saini-Eidukat

2

Mineralogy/chemistry

Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of natural materials

Either

Mathematics

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Dogan Comez

2-3

Math, science, physics majors and Math 266, 270

Fractals and their dynamics/coding

Credit

Davis Cope

1-2

Math/physics/electrical and computer engineering/psychology; Mathematica experience

Visual neuroscience models

Credit

Maria Alfonseca-Cubero

1-2

Math major, Math 270, Mathematica experience

Using Mathematica to study convex bodies

Credit

Indranil SenGupta

1-2

Math/physics/electrical engineering and computer engineering/computer science; Mathematica experience

Mathematical finance

Credit

Abraham Unger

1-2

Sophomore+

Hyberbolic geometry

Credit

Sean Sather-Wagstaff

1-2

Math 270, 420, 421, 429

Interaction between algebra and combinatorics

Credit

Physics

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Warren Christensen

2

Phys 251 and 252

Investigating students

Both

Andrew Croll

3-4

Physics/chemistry/mechanical engineering/biology

Polymer science and engineering/understanding of physics and underlying math

Pay

Alan Denton

2

Physics/chemistry/engineering

Theoretical and computational modeling of soft materials

Either

Thomas Ihle

1

One course from professor/earn an A

Theory and computer simulation of complex liquids

Credit

Mila Kryjevskaia

1-2

Intro to physics classes

Physics education research

Either

Andrei Kryjevski

1

Phys 486

Simulation of electronic properties of nanostructures

Credit

Sylvio May

1

Physics/chemistry/pharmaceutical science

Mathematical modeling of drug delivery systems

Credit

Psychology

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Benjamin Balas

2-3

Psychology/sophomore+

Face recognition and electroencephalography

Either

Erin Conwell

3-4

Pyschology

Language development and processing in children and adults

Credit

Robert Dvorak

5

Any major/any level

Health addiction, risky behaviors and behavioral/emotional self-regulation

Credit

Kathryn Gordon

4-5

Psychology

Suicidal behavior/eating disorders

Credit

Clayton Hilmert

4-6

Sophomore +/GPA 3.0+

Stress and health

Credit

Verlin Hinsz

2-3

Psychology or management major

Organizational/social/industrial psychology; workgroup motivation

Credit

Jeffrey Johnson

2-3

Psychology/sophomore +

Cognitive and clinical neuroscience of memory and attention

Either

Kevin McCaul

1-2

Any psychology majors

Understanding beliefs of global warming

Either/both

Mark Nawrot

2-3

Neuroscience/sophomore+

3D, depth perception, eye movements, night vision

Credit to Start

Michael Robinson

6-7

Psychology/sophomore+

Personality/emotion

Credit

Paul Rokke

2-3

Psychology/sophomore+

Emotions/thought process

Credit

Laura Thomas

2-4

Psychology

Action and cognition

Credit to start

Wendy Troop

5-7

Prefer psychology

Developmental psychology/social psychology

Credit

Statistics

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Rhonda Magel

3-4

Junior/senior

Statistics

Credit


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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:05:06 AM