Participating in undergraduate research makes you stand out to potential employers.
UCARE (Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences), is funded by the Pepsi Endowment and the Program of Excellence. UCARE pairs undergraduate students with faculty, providing a unique educational experience by allowing students to be involved in ongoing research or other creative activities. Students who qualify will receive an annual award of up to $2400 ($1200/semester).
Undergraduates who have completed 30 credit hours ( by the end of the applying semester ) can apply for UCARE. Applicants will also need to have identified a faculty member to work with and a research project to work on. Interested students should either meet with their Undergraduate Adviser, who may be able to identify current research opportunities, or approach faculty directly.
The application deadline for participating in UCARE is generally a full semester or more before the actual start of the funding period. UCARE also hosts various workshops on topics from applying for UCARE to successfully completing your research.
If undergraduate research interests you, visit UCARE today for more information on this exciting opportunity.
UCARE 2017–2018 Awardees
Building Large-Scale Robot Communities Capable of Self-Coordination by Ayush Manish Agrawal, Faculty sponsor: Mohammad Hasan
New Models for Biological Neural Networks by Tyler Barker, Faculty sponsor: Massimiliano Pierobon
Recommendation Engine for HPC Submissions by Adam Fitzgibbon, Faculty sponsor: David Swanson
Measuring Information Exchange in Engineered Molecular Communication Between Biological Cells by Colton Harper, Faculty sponsor: Massimiliano Pierobon
How Computers Solve Sodoku by Ian Howell, Faculty sponsor: Berthe Choueiry
Measurable Program Analysis by Zakary Keck, Faculty sponsor: Matthew Dwyer
Machine Learning-Based Multimedia Security Methods by Zecheng Li, Faculty sponsor: Sheng Wei
VITA-Math Day by Timothy McCaslin, Faculty sponsor: Berthe Choueiry
Neonatal Ultrasound Analysis via Deep-Machine Learning by Jeevan Rajagopal, Faculty sponsor: Stephen Scott
Vehicle-to-Barrier Communications: Effects of Roadside Barriers, Encroachment, and Vehicle Braking by Demetrius Sigowa, Faculty sponsor: Mehmet Can Vuran
Building Large-Scale Robot Communities Capable of Self-Coordination by Trieu Hung Tran, Faculty sponsor: Mohammad Hasan
Mobile Payment System Security by Kaustubh Gupta, Faculty sponsor: Qiben Yan
The Impact of Diversity on Open Ad-Hoc Team Formation Environments in Multiagent Systems by Cale Harms, Faculty sponsor: Leen-Kiat Soh
Virtual Reality Modeling of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment by Bryan Melland, Faculty sponsor: Steve Kolbe
Development of Protein-Domain Classification Methods by Caleb Lanik, Faculty sponsor: Etsuko Moriyama
Use of Models for Solving Complex Problems – An Adoption Study by Dipal Bhandari, Faculty sponsor: Ashu Guru
UCARE 2016–2017 Awardees
Traffic Congestion Reduction Application by Ayush Manish Agrawal, Faculty sponsor: Mohammad Rashedul Hasan
VITA-Math Day by Alex Sturtz, Faculty sponsor: Berthe Choueiry
Effects of Using Robotics for the Classroom in the United States by Alisha Bevins, Faculty sponsor: Brittany Duncan
Protecting UAVs from Fire: Safety during Controlled Burns by Rebecca Horzewski, Faculty sponsor: Carrick Detweiler
Integration of Unmanned Aircraft System Vehicles of the NIMBUS Lab into a commercial simulator by Shreya Rawal, Faculty sponsor: Justin Bradley
The Impact of Diversity on Open Ad-Hoc Team Formation Environments in Multiagent Systems by Elliot Sandfort, Faculty sponsor: Leen-Kiat Soh
UCARE 2015–2016 Awardees
Decreasing Resource Contention with Data Relocation in Flash Systems by Austin Schmidt, Faculty sponsor: Hong Jiang
Development of Scientific Visualization Tools for Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Chromatography by Davis Rempe, Faculty sponsor: Stephen Scott
Flying by Fire: Using UAVs for Close Observation of Wildfires by Rebecca Horzewski, Faculty sponsor: Carrick Detweiler
VITA-Math Day by Dylan Laible and Benjamin Peda, Faculty sponsor: Berthe Choueiry
Nebraska International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Team by Colton Harper, Faculty sponsor: Massimiliano Pierobon
VITA-Math Day by Jeevan Rajagopal, Faculty sponsor: Mohammad Hasan
Steelarm: An Independently-Produced Videogame About Privilege and Player Choice by Isaac Coleman, Faculty sponsor: Tamy Burnett
Nebraska International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Team by Phoung Ninh, Faculty sponsor: Myra Cohen