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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.

"Getting involved in research as an undergraduate was one of the best decisions I've made at NDSU.  It has completely changed the way I look at my education and future career goals."  Bethany Schwandt, senior in psychology

"I worked with scientists behind cutting-edge research, experienced firsthand how hypotheses are tested and became part of amazing discoveries.  Undergraduate research was a great way to discover what I am truly passionate about, and it helped open doors for a career in science."  Nicole Snyder, senior in biochemistry, molecular biology and zoology

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 of insects

Credit

Malcolm Butler

1-2

Any

Aquatic insect ecology

Either

Kendra Greenlee

1-2

Sophomore with general biology

Developmental physiology of insects

Credit

Tim Greives

1-2

Majoring in biology, zoology or psychology

Seasonal regulation of physiology behavior

Credit

Angela Hodgson

1-2

Sophomore with general biology

Undergraduate biology education/lab classes

Credit

Jennifer Momsen

1-2

Completed BIOL 150 and 151

Teaching and learning of undergraduate biology

Credit to start

Lisa Montplaisir

1-2

Science education majors

Classroom teaching and learning

Credit to start

Erika Offerdahl

1-2

Biology/biochemistry, completed freshman year

Teaching and learning

Credit to start

Marinus Otte/Donna Jacob

2

Ecology fields

Wetland science

Credit to start

Katie Reindl

1

Sophomore or junior

Therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment

Credit

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professor

Students

Major or course work

Research area

Credit or pay

Uwe Burghaus

1

Chemistry/physics all levels

Surface Science

Credit to start

Christopher Colbert

1

GPA 3.0+

Structure biology of membrane and iron binding proteins

Credit to start

Greg Cook

2

Organic chemistry 1 and 2

Synthetic organic chem/new reactions and medicinal chemistry for cancer

Either

Stuart Haring

3-4

Biology/zoology or biochemistry major, freshman-junior

Molecular and cellular biology, mutation and disease prevention

Credit to start

John Hershberger

1

Chemistry/physics

Gas phase kinetics of transient species

Credit

Siva Jayaraman

1

Chemistry

Organic materials and light initiated chemical process

Credit to start

Svetlana Kilina

2-3

Chemistry/physics

Computational chemistry of nanostructures

Credit to start, pay next semester or summer

Seth Rasmussen

1-2

Chem 150

Organic semi-conducting materials and plastic electronics

Credit to start

Kenton Rodgers

1-2

Chemistry/biochemistry

Metallobiochemistry, biophysics, laser spectroscopy

Credit to start

Mukund Sibi

1-2

Organic chemistry 1 and 2

Green chemistry, sustainable materials and medicinal chemistry

Either

Sangita Sinha

2

Biochemistry/biology, freshman-junior, GPA 3+

Structure biology of proteins essential to human health

Credit to start

Pinjing Zhao

1

Organic chemistry 1 and 2

Organotransition metal catalysts for organic synthesis

Credit to start

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

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

Hyunsook Do

2-3

Computer science sophomore+

Software testing

Pay

Jun Kong

1-2

Computer science

Design iPhone and Android apps

Credit

Juan Li

2-3

Computer science/sophomore+

Knowledge discovery

Credit

Simone Ludwig

2

Sophomore+

Object-tracking using nature-inspired algorithms

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

Maria Alfonseca-Cubero

1-2

Math major, Math 270, Mathematica experience

Using Mathematica to study convex bodies

Credit

Dogan Comez

2-3

Math, science, physics majors and Math 266, 270

Fractals and their dynamics/coding

Credit

Artem Novozhilov

1-2

Math, science, physics or engineering majors in Math 266 or 270

Mathematics of biological evolution

Credit

Sean Sather-Wagstaff

1-2

Math major, Math 420

Interaction between algebra and combinatorics

Credit

Indranil SenGupta

1-2

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

Mathematical finance

Credit

Jessica Striker

1-3

Math/computer science/statistics major or minor; coding experience preferred

Computational combinatorics

Credit

Abraham Unger

1-2

Sophomore+

Hyberbolic geometry

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

Either

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 active soft matter

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

Either

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

Leah Irish

5-6

Psychology/health sciences

Sleep, lifestyle and health outcomes

Credit

Kevin McCaul

2-3

Any psychology majors

Beliefs, values and climate change

Either/both

Mark McCourt

1-2

Junior/senior

Visual and cognitive neuroscience

Either

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


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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:08:30 PM