Research drives every pursuit within the College of Human Ecology. Innovation in research, design, and practice is one of the key learning outcomes for our students. Each year approximately 500 students work with faculty members on research projects. These include basic laboratory research; clinical, social, and behavioral research with human participants; field-based studies; evaluation of programs, designs, and materials; and analysis of socioeconomic trends using large data sets. These experiences build on and extend the research-based knowledge and critical thinking skills students gain in classes and provide valuable skills and perspectives that students bring to their careers and passions after Cornell, even if they do not pursue research careers.
See Exploring Undergraduate Research Opportunities for strategies about how to identify research opportunities.
Research Opportunities from the CommunEcology Newsletter
|Human Ecology Summer Research Stipends for Undergraduates, Issue: 513|
|The College of Human Ecology provides a limited number of $4,000 stipends to CHE undergraduates who will be involved in full-time summer research with a CHE faculty member. Both the student and the faculty member must be in CHE.
Students and their faculty mentors must both submit applications. Students should work with faculty members in preparing the 2-3 page proposal that is required as part of the application.
All currently enrolled CHE students may apply provided that they have a CHE faculty research advisor, are in good academic standing, and will be continuing as CHE undergraduate students in the fall semester. Students must be available for a full-time, 8-week summer research position. Simultaneous enrollment in courses is not permitted. Students must submit short reports at the end of the research experience.
Faculty members must review and approve the student’s application proposal before the student submits it and also submit a separate application. Faculty members must provide on-site supervision during the student’s 8-week summer research experience.
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Application deadline for 2014 is Wednesday, March 5th at 3:00 PM.
For more information contact Kenna Snow-Tompkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Research Assistants Needed for Language Acquisition Lab , Issue: 507|
|The Cornell Language Acquisition Lab is conducting a new research study starting in Spring ’14 involving Chinese-English bilingual children and adults. Our research studies the cognitive advantages of bilingualism, and investigates how language switching may affect this advantage in both children and adults. Cornell students may become involved in this research team. Students who are qualified may enroll for independent research credit.
Approximately 6 hours per week is recommended to commit to doing research with our team. Background in linguistics is a plus! If you’re interested, please contact Carissa at email@example.com
|Research Study Assistant, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Issue: 507|
|Research Study Assistant II - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Job ID: 3639
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a world renowned organization dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research, and education.
The Health Outcomes Research Group in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center seeks a talented research assistant with an interest in improving the quality of cancer care. The research assistant will work on several studies on topics including survivorship care, patient safety and harm related to medical care, and overuse of healthcare services.
Major responsibilities include: conducting literature reviews and synthesizing evidence; coordinating study materials and project logistics; interviewing patients; abstracting data from hospital databases; monitoring data quality; preparing reports for study investigators, institutional review boards, and funding agencies; and assisting in the preparation of study presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals. Strong organizational skills and communication skills are essential. Clinical research experience is desirable.
For more information, visit: Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
|2014 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students, Issue: 506|
The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation, AT&T, and the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, the American Bar Foundation is an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. The Foundation conducts empirically based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues. Current research areas include: professionalism and the transformation of the legal profession in the United States and abroad; the dynamics of employment discrimination disputes; the impact of civil rights law on the economic progress of minorities; jury decision making; public interest lawyering and social reform; legal history; regulatory law; the role of law in racial relations; law and globalization; and comparative constitutional law. The Foundation’s research is conducted by a multidisciplinary resident research faculty with academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. Many ABF Research Professors hold joint appointments at Chicago-area universities. Recognized as a major institution in the field of law and social science, the Foundation offers a rich environment to students considering an academic or research career.
***To learn more about eligibility, application, and stipends, visit: Summer Research
FAQs, visit: FAQS
Questions may be addressed to Kathryn Harris, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-988-6515
|Children's Collaborative Play Research!, Issue: 505|
|Sadly, we are losing two ambitious Research Assistants to early graduation. We have two openings for students interested in testing and working with preschool children starting next January. Our research concerns the physiological, cognitive, and environmental predictors of preschoolers’ collaborative play (i.e. working to build a super-sized Lego set we built). If you are interested in pediatrics or related work, then our research would be a good opportunity. We need enthusiastic, child-friendly students who are well organized and have about 6 hours per week to spend doing research with our team. Accepted applicants will interact with children and be responsible for obtaining physiological samples from them.
Experience with Microsoft Excel and related software is a plus as well! If you are interested, please contact Chris at: email@example.com
|Engaged Learning + Research, Issue: 489|
Please join us on April 19th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm as we celebrate the opening of Engaged Learning + Research. Our renovated space is located in 260 Caldwell Hall. Engaged Learning + Research is a vibrant center that works with faculty, students, and community members to enhance teaching, research and scholarship, and community development. Our student ambassadors will be on hand to share stories about their engagement projects. Remarks from Richard Kiely (Director), Rebecca Stoltzfus (Provost's Fellow for Public Engagement), and Laura Brown (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) will begin at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. A related event, the Service Learning Showcase, takes place in the lobby of Mann Library from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Save some time to check out students' posters on their service learning experiences.
|2013 Summer Research Stipends for Human Ecology Students , Issue: 483|
Human Ecology students who will participate in research with Human Ecology faculty members in the summer of 2013 are invited to apply for a limited number of $4000 stipends. The selection process is competitive. The stipend provides for the student’s own support while they complete 8 weeks of full-time research supervised by a Human Ecology faculty member. Concurrent enrollment in summer courses is not permitted. Applicants must be enrolled in Human Ecology in the Spring 2013 term, in good academic standing, and as an undergraduate Human Ecology student in the Fall 2013 term. Students enrolled in other colleges or Human Ecology students whose research will be supervised by a faculty member in another college are not eligible to apply. Students and faculty mentors must apply jointly, so students should work with a faculty mentor well in advance of the application deadline. For more information see: Summer Research
|Data management in nutrition and health outcomes research, Issue: 481|
We are currently looking for undergraduates who are interested in data management for nutrition and health outcomes research. We are especially interested in a solid experience with Excel, a commitment of at least 6 hours per week for credit, no seniors. Please contact Maike Rahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|HEEAD Games Lab looking for Research Assistants, Issue: 481|
The Human Ecology Education, Assessment, and Design in Games Lab is looking for Research Assistants for the semester. The lab is currently working on producing an educational video game to teach high school biology and assessing its educational impact. The game will be deployed this semester, and RAs would be expected to help analyze the data, as well as read and discuss current work on education and game design. Independent research credit is available. If you are interested in education and/or game design and would like to know more, please contact Andrew Jefferson at aj255.
|Research Assistant needed in Social Cognition Development Lab, Issue: 481|
Undergraduate research assistants are needed for projects on children's autobiographical memory, self and emotional development in the cultural contexts. Chinese language proficiency is required. If interested, please contact Yang Yang at email@example.com.
|Summer Research Program, Issue: 477|
Interested in Paid Summer Mentored Research Opportunities? Join us on Friday, January 25, 2013 from noon to 12:30 PM EST to learn about paid summer research opportunities at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Representatives from Drexel University School of Public Health’s Opening Doors Health Disparities Program will be presenting information on how current sophomores and juniors (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2013) from any U.S. accredited college/university can apply for paid summer research opportunities to work with faculty on projects related to health disparities. To learn more about the program and access the webinar link, click here. The webinar is open to all students, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about the program. If you have additional questions about the program or webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org