Opportunities for Honors Students

Every semester Honors students seek opportunities to earn an Honors Learning Experience (HLE) by assisting faculty in teaching classes or in working on research projects.

Faculty, please let us know of other opportunities for Honors students by clicking here. 

Students, please review these opportunities and contact the faculty member directly if you’re interested.

  • Type of Opportunity: Online Tutoring

    Faculty Member: Dr. Cristen Dutcher
    College: Coles College of Business

    Expected Start Date: 8/17/20
    Expected Completion Date: 12/15/20

    Faculty Project or Course: BLAW 2200: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    Description:
    Student will digitally help peers currently taking BLAW 2200 by answering questions about BLAW content, discussing study strategies and tips for success in BLAW 2200, and providing encouragement and support to peers.

    Seeking:
    Any business major, must have completed BLAW 2200 with A or B final grade, BLAW Minor if possible, good communicator, reliable

    Duties:
    Student will digitally help peers currently taking BLAW 2200 by answering questions about BLAW content, discussing study strategies and tips for success in BLAW 2200, and providing encouragement and support to peers.

    Time Commitment: Anticipating no more than 8-10 hours during the whole semester.

    How to find out more: Please email cdutcher@kennesaw.edu by August 16, 2020.

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Rick Garner
    College: College of the Arts

    Seeking: Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Art, Computer Science, and others

    Description:
    This project involves work on the production of an edited book on the use of digital arts media (i.e. iPad, apps, video, gaming, etc.) for students with special needs. Research for this project will involve both literature reviews and conducting research surveys. This information will be compiled, analyzed and summarized in order to produce content for the edited book. Additionally, the Honor Student will possibly co-author a chapter and review submitted manuscripts for grammatical errors and adherence to APA format.

    Duties:

    • Perform reviews of literature in the following categories:
      • Context of Technology in Visual Arts and Culture: Digital Culture
      • Digital Capabilities in the Visual Arts: New Media, 3D Printing
      • Current Applications of Digital Technologies for Special Needs: Apps, Virtual Worlds, Video; Ethical Issues and Future Possibilities for Digital Technologies in Special Education
      • Technology and Apps in Medicine and Mental Health
    • Review submitted manuscripts for grammatical errors and adherence to APA format.
    • Research and writing for co-authored book chapter.

    Time Commitment: To be determined

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Garner at rgarner@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Research - 3D imaging and printing for archaelogical artifacts

    Faculty Member: Dr. Philip Kiernan

    Description:
    New technology and software is increasingly being used to help document, preserve and present the remains of the past. In this project, students will help improve our capacity to use this technology to document archaeological artifacts, including some ancient bronze objects currently on loan to KSU from the Buffalo Museum of Science. The student will be asked to scan and produce 3D models of several objects over the course of the year using different techniques, tools, and software, and to document the process to other team members. By creating printable 3D models with a combination of scanners and photogrammetric software, the student will improve the capacity of School of Art and Design (SOAAD) to engage in this kind of activity in the long term. This is a superb opportunity both to gain some experience in the cultural heritage sector, and to obtain some cutting edge technical skills.

    Seeking:
    Students interested in this project should be comfortable working with computers, both PC and MAC. Knowledge of programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Fusion360, etc. is helpful, but not essential. Students in Architecture, Engineering, and Computer Science are particularly welcome, but interested students in any field may also apply. Students should be able and prepared both to work independently and under supervision, both in the 3d scanning lab of the Visual Arts building and on their own.

    Duties:
    The project will require students to spend time each week:
    -Familiarizing themselves with relevant software packages
    -Reading manuals / taking online tutorials for relevant software packages.
    -Writing brief reports / make brief presentations on software and techniques.
    -Handling archaeological objects
    -Cooperating with faculty and staff in the 3d scanning lab.
    -Arranging appointments and times with various stakeholders, including museums, faculty and a staff

    How to find out more: Dr. Philip Kiernan, School of Art & Design, pkierna1@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Meredith Baker
    College: College of Science and Math

    Expected Start Date: 5/26/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/16/20

    Description:
    I would like to have one or more student leaders for my CHEM 1212 classes over the summer. These students will hold virtual help sessions throughout the semester using any application or program they prefer and make themselves available for student questions through email or groupme or zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.

    Seeking:
    These students need to be science majors who have completed CHEM 1212 with a B or higher, preferably an A.

    Duties:
    Holding virtual help sessions
    Answering questions through email or other technological means
    Updating the instructor on progress or problems
    Providing support to students with content questions, study questions, or encouragement.
    Hold major test review sessions
    Attending virtual class sessions through Collaborate Ultra

    Time Commitment: 10 hours per week.

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Baker at mbeckha2@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Optimizing accessibility and organization of online content

    Faculty Member: Dr. Marina Koether
    College: College of Science and Math

    Expected Start Date: 8/15/20
    Expected Completion Date: 12/5/20

    Faculty Project or Course: Teaching Assistant in Chemistry 1 Lecture

    Description:
    The teaching assistant will answer questions from general chemistry 1 Students about general chemistry content. They will hold virtual office hours. They will document the key areas where students have difficulty.

    Seeking:
    An Honors student who has completed General Chemistry II with an A.

    Duties:
    Documentation of key difficult areas of chemistry.
    Virtual Office hours.
    Answer chemistry questions from students.

    Time Commitment: 6 hours per week.

    How to find out more: Email mkoether@kennesaw.edu  

  • Type of Opportunity: Optimizing accessibility and organization of online content

    Faculty Member: Dr. Rajnish Singh
    College: College of Science and Math

    Expected Start Date: 8/17/20
    Expected Completion Date: 12/17/20

    Faculty Project or Course: Chem 1211 ONLINE

    Description:
    The teaching assistant will be responsible for making sure that all the content for chem 1211 is compliant with KSU's accessibility guidelines.

    Seeking:
    Preferably a science major - biology, chemistry or biochemistry preferred.
    With good computing and organization skills.

    Duties:
    1. Know the accessibility rules for KSU
    2. Gather all online chem 1211 content and check for accessibility.
    3. Modify as required.
    4. Organize all instructional videos created by instructor and make sure that they are all close captioned correctly.
    5. Optimize this process - so if faculty is creating new content, the procedure has been documented and is easy to follow.

    Time Commitment: 2 hours per week.

    How to find out more: Email rsingh@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Tom Vizcarrondo
    College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 6/1/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/30/20

    Faculty Project or Course: Persuasion Methods and Strategies

    Description:
    Curating images and videos to incorporate into powerpoint lectures.

    Seeking:
    Any Honors student is welcome. Preferred (but not required) characteristics are (a) Communications major, (b) Previously taken the Persuasion Strategies class.

    Duties:
    The TA will help to enhance existing lectures. After reviewing the powerpoint slides, the student will look online for any images or videos to incorporate that will enhance the lecture and reinforce the images. The student can work on his/her own, but I would like a weekly update meeting that should take no more than 30 minutes.

    Time Commitment: Beyond a short meeting each week, I anticipate the student spending 4-6 hours a week.

    How to find out more: Any student interested or wanting more information can contact me at TVizcarr@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Sanjeev Adhikari
    College: Architecture and Construction Management

    Expected Start Date: 5/11/20
    Expected Completion Date: 4/28/21

    Faculty Course or Project:
    Synergy of BIM application

    Description:
    BIM 3D model has created a based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM 3D As-Builts model is processed by laser scanning and ground penetration radar (GPR) conversions. BIM 3D has the capability of animations, renderings, and walkthroughs of the existing model
    BIM 4D is BIM 3D plus construction sequencing or scheduling. Integrating BIM with 4D simulation models bring benefits to participants in terms of planning optimization. Contractors can optimize their construction activities and team coordination. BIM 4D would analyze a) project phasing simulations, b) lean scheduling, and c) just in time (JIT) at this project.
    BIM 5D is 3D plus schedule plus cost. BIM 5D would analyze a) real-time conceptual modeling and cost planning, b) Quantity extraction to support detailed cost estimates and c) Trade Verifications from fabrication Models and d) value engineering at this project.
    BIM 6D is 3D plus schedule plus cost plus sustainability. BIM 6D would analyze a) conceptual energy analysis b) detailed energy analysis c) Sustainable element tracking and d) LEED tracking at this project.
    BIM 7D has a facility management application. BIM 7D is 3D plus schedule plus cost plus sustainability plus project life-cycle management information. BIM 7D would analyze a) life cycle BIM strategies, b) BIM As-Builts, c) BIM embedded O&M manuals, and d) data population and extraction at this project.

    Seeking:
    Architecture students
    Construction Management students 
    Civil Engineering students

    Duties:
    Literature Review
    Working on BIM software
    Analyze Data
    Writing proposal

    Time Commitment: 6 months to one year

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Adhikari at sadhika3@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Anne Richards
    College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 5/16/20
    Expected Completion Date: 6/30/20

    Faculty Course or Project:
    World Literature

    Description:
    Teaching Assistant in two World Literature online sections (approximately 60 students)

    Seeking:
    The Honors student must be a declared English major or minor, have an English GPA of 3.5 or above, have earned a grade of A in World Literature, and be an excellent writer, as evidenced by an example of their work.

    Duties:
    The TA will help guide learning of world literature.

    The TA will read four short stories. Guided by the teacher of record, the student will create a writing prompt for each short story, guide online discussion for each short story, and create 10 quiz questions for each.

    Detailed responsibilities: (1) reading four short stories. (2) writing four discussion prompts. (3) responding briefly but meaningfully to 240 student discussion posts. (4) Creating 40 quiz questions.


    Time Commitment: The student will need to complete numbers (1), (2), and (4) before May 23, 2020. The student will respond to 60 student discussion posts each week for the month of June.

    How to find out more: Interested students should contact Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu.

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Anne Richards
    College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 7/1/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/30/20

    Faculty Course or Project:
    Undocumented Women's Border Crossings, US Immigration Policy, and the Wall

    Description:
    The research assistant will assist the faculty member with gathering data from a variety of journalistic sources about undocumented women attempting to cross at the Mexican-US border, US immigration policy, and the history of President Trump's Wall.

    Seeking:
    Deep interest in the research issues; knowledge of or ability to quickly learn how to access and search newspapers through Sturgis Library's digital archives; ability to summarize complex texts; familiarity with the process of gathering and organizing data from journalistic sources; knowledge of or willingness to learn APA bibliographic style.

    Duties:
    Searching online databases for key terms, saving relevant documents to an electronic folder, summarizing key information from documents, creating a bibliography in APA style, and meeting with the researcher every week through Skype or Zoom.

    Time Commitment: 
    A minimum of five hours per week for four weeks.

    How to find out more: Please contact me at my KSU email address, Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Jeanne Bohannon
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Description: #ATLStudentMovement: Recovering the People, Places and Events of a Civil Rights Movement that Changed the Nation

    The Atlanta Student Movement Project is a research project funded by a generous grant from the Rich Foundation, conducted by Kennesaw State University undergraduate and graduate students, and led by Dr. Jeanne Law Bohannon (KSU English Department) along with Dr. Lonnie King, the project's senior community partner. The oral histories in this collection represent the goal of the project: uncovering and preserving the history of Atlanta sit-ins and student protests that were pivotal in the success of the Student Movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the history of the city of Atlanta as a whole. Videos and transcripts in this collection have been archived at the KSU Archives.

    Seeking:
    Communications (MENT, New media, Journalism, PR)
    English (archival research)
    IT (website design)

    Duties: 
    I seek a student researcher to assist in data collection for this IRB-approved project for duties that include: website content curation and creation; oral history recording; transcribing oral histories; remixing oral histories into educational and public digital content (podcasts, videos).

    Time Commitment:
    Flexible, depending on availability. 5-15 hours per week.

    How to find out more:
    Please contact Jeanne Law Bohannon, jbohan12@kennesaw.edu, with email stating interest, major, and any relevant experience.

  • Type of opportunity:
    I have several internship/community-engaged opportunities that might be of interest.

    Faculty Member: Lara Smith-Sitton
    College: Humanities & Social Sciences

    Description: Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School
    Throughout the year, I have several opportunities that can connect students to community-engaged projects for research and/or practicums that can support capstone projects. This project would allow a student to participate in an internship/community engagement project with a variety of writing, research, and engagement components related to topics around immigration, refugees, English language learning, and storytelling.

    Seeking:
    I am looking for an honors student with experience or interest in learning more about how storytelling and writing (as well as editing and publishing) can serve as an important tool for sharing knowledge about the unique experiences of immigrants and refugees. The student needs strong writing skills, oral communication abilities, and basic research experience. A student interested in creative writing or storytelling for creative nonfiction or nonfiction genres as well as digital storytelling or how stories serve organizations (corporate and nonprofit) are important facets this work.

    Duties:
    Editing and writing.
    Scholarly research and support for a substantive research project measuring impact of storytelling.
    Assisting with special events.

    Time Commitment:
    There is a good amount of flexibility here for this project--for a formal internship, this student could enroll in English 3398 and engaged 12-15 hours per week. For a community engaged project, we could adjust the hours in line with project design.

    How to find out more:
    Email Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton (lsmith11@kennesaw.edu)

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Paul McDaniel
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Description:
    I have a variety of ongoing projects exploring the intersections among the causes, processes, and implications of immigration in urban regions. Specifically, these projects focus on processes of immigrant settlement, adjustment, integration, and receptivity in cities and metropolitan areas using mixed-methods, qualitative, and community-based participatory research methods. Project study areas range from the local Atlanta region, to the southeastern United States, to the U.S. as a whole, and to an international focus.

    Seeking:
    Any major is fine. Research skills are needed, either quantitative (statistics) or qualitative or mixed-methods. Good organizational and communication skills are helpful.

    Duties:
    Depending on the particular project, duties might include surveying relevant literature and preparing an annotated bibliography; writing an initial literature review; collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative data sets; exploring qualitative data sets for emerging themes and writing about those themes; and helping with preparing and editing manuscripts based on analysis of data that will eventually be submitted for peer-review with scholarly journals.

    Time Commitment: I am very flexible regarding time commitment depending on project focus and student interest.

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Paul McDaniel at paul.mcdaniel@kennesaw.edu or visit his website at http://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/pmcdan11/

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Ben Taylor
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 8/17/20
    Expected Completion Date: 12/4/20

    CHSS Faculty Research Grant

    Description:
    Any agendamelding study relies on content analysis of social media posts and traditional media messages. As the present study aims to study opinion formation on the issue of SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Minooie will develop a list of terms and hashtags that describe SARS-CoV-2 to collect tweets from May 1st, 2020 to August 1st, 2020 using a python script. Under direction of Dr. Benjamin Taylor, a student will collect traditional media stories discussing SARS-CoV-2. For the purpose of the present study the top three newspapers in the United States with the highest circulation (i.e. The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal) as well as broadcasts by the top three rated news channels (e.g. Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC) will be sampled during the same period.

    Seeking:
    Willingness to learn new skills, interest in media and political communication, computer and application literacy.

    Duties:
    Gathering media sources, coding, data analysis (under supervision), and literature review.

    Time Commitment: 3 - 5 hours per week.

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Ben Taylor: jtayl369@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Katya Vladimirov
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 6/1/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/1/20

    Faculty Project or Course: HIST 1112

    Description:
    Research online test options on World History since 1500 and write 2-3 pages suggestions on the best options.

    Seeking:
    History Social Sciences and Digital Technology

    Duties:
    Assistance with D2L, tracking participation in discussion posts, providing written feedback, meeting virtually with students to provide clarification regarding course content or assignments.

    Time Commitment: 4 weeks, 20 hours total

    How to find out more: Please email Dr. Vladimirov at kvladimi@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of opportunity: IS 3020 - Developing Raspberry Pi Activities - merging the physical and digital with Python

    Faculty Member: Dr. Dominic Thomas
    College: Coles College of Business

    Description:
    The student will work with me to experiment with Raspberry Pi computers and make tutorials to be used in class. The work will build on an initial example activity I have developed and tested in class in which students build an interactive piece of hardware and control it with Python within a 1 hour timeperiod. The goal will be to develo a set of 2-4 more activities to extend that learning into more sophisticated applications involving perhaps sensors and real-world business prototyping - perhaps even 3D printing of cases for example.

    Seeking:
    I am open to any sort of Honors student, but I would prefer one who is very curious about technology and excited to explore emerging technology. Knowledge of Python, Raspberry Pi, and other programming related skills would be a bonus.

    Duties:
    Brainstorming potential activities.
    Selecting ideas to pursue in conjunction with me.
    Pursuing developing those activities by:
    • Searching for existing examples and demonstrating them
    • Developing modifications to those demos and documenting them
    • Writing instruction sheets and perhaps recording videos showing how to do the tasks involved
    • Testing the activity with students in class and refining the materials based on observations and feedback

    Time Commitment: 80 hours/semester

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Thomas at dthom310@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Meng Han
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: 6/1/2020
    Expected Completion Date: August 2020

    Faculty Project or Course: Research in FinTech Industry

    Description:
    This project is focusing on data analysis and data visualization for the Financial industry. The students will get the opportunity to touch with real-life financial data to conduct the research project for the stock price analysis, money laundry/fraud detection in transactions, and big data analytics/ AI techniques in the financial industry (FinTech).
    According to the student's skill set, the project needs to the data collection, data cleaning, data visualization (design and presentation), etc.

    Seeking:
    Computer Science, the CS students would be welcome to conduct the data collection and data analysis, the AI model will be built to process the data and developing potential trading strategies.
    Art and Design, the design major students would be welcome to do the data visualization, and data presentation.
    Communication, the communication student would conduct similar work as design students for data visualization and data presentation.

    Duties:
    1. Weekly meeting
    2. Weekly report
    3. Milestones demo show
    4. Related technical paper reading and literature research
    5. Draft of the research field report
    6. Demo and poster of the project result

    Time Commitment: 10 hours per week of dedicated time would be sufficient to conduct the research project.

    How to find out more:
    Contact me by email: mhan9@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Kate Schaab
    College: University College

    Expected Start Date: Beginning of Fall 2020 Semester
    Expected Completion Date: End of Fall 2020 Semester

    Faculty Project or Course: INTS 2298: Research Methods

    Description:
    Serve as a peer instructor for INTS 2298 (Research Methods). Depending upon the goals and interests of the individual, the student can assist with lesson prep, facilitate a classroom discussion/activity, or offer support to small groups in class. For fall 2020, this course is scheduled as a hybrid and will meet 2-3:15 on Thursdays on the Kennesaw campus.

    Seeking:
    Open to all majors, but a background in Integrative or Interdisciplinary Studies would be helpful. Additionally, a student who has taken INTS 2298 or a research methods class would be a good fit.

    Duties:
    Meet with me prior to the first day of class to discuss the structure and goals of the course, prepare for and attend weekly class sessions, meet with me (bi/weekly) for course prep, and design/implement a classroom-based project that meets your goals and needs (e.g. giving a brief lecture, facilitating an activity, or designing a lesson plan).

    Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week

    How to find out more: Email kschaab@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Teaching - International Marketing

    Faculty Member: Mona Sinha
    College: Coles College of Business

    Description:
    Student will gain experience in how faculty sets up a new course on D2L and collates teaching material. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about different cultures and countries in the process of finding interesting marketing examples and case studies to use in class.

    Seeking:
    Open to all majors. Seeking a student who is motivated to learn.

    Duties:
    Research to find interesting online content such as news articles, videos about other countries. Learning how to set up a course on D2L.

    Time Commitment: 2-4 hours a week. Flexible based on students' availability.

    How to find out more: Email msinha1@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member:
    Eric Stachura
    College:
    College of Science & Mathematics

    Description:
    Derivation of the Eikonal equation for wave propagation in piezoelectric materials
    The student will study acoustic wave propagation in piezoelectric materials. In particular, the student will show how to obtain the Eikonal equation from the set of equations which govern acoustic waves in piezoelectric materials. The student will explore some basic properties of nonlinear differential equations which arise in mathematical physics.

    Seeking:
    Math, physics, or engineering major preferred. The student should have a strong background in linear algebra and differential equations. No previous exposure to piezoelectric materials necessary. Students who have had exposure to partial differential equations are especially welcome.

    Duties:
    Deriving in detail the Eikonal equation from the pair of differential equations that govern acoustic wave propagation in piezoelectric materials. The student will need strong algebra skills to derive this equation. If time, the student can explore solvability of the Eikonal equation that they derive.

    Time Commitment:
    5 hours per week, but flexible.

    How to find out more:
    Email Dr. Stachura at estachur@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Min Wang
    College: College of Science & Mathematics

    Description: Data-driven traffic anomalies detection
    The project is to develop mathematical models to detect traffic anomalies by data analysis. Through this project, the students will develop hand-on data analytic skills and python/matlab programming experience. They will also learn how to apply the math knowledge to handle real world problems.

    Seeking:
    Students from all STEM majors are welcome. But the preference will be given to students with strong background in programming/mathematics/statistics.

    Time Commitment: 
    The expected work load will be 10 hours/week on average. But it can be adjusted based on student's schedule.

    How to find out more:
    Email: mwang23@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Jungkyu Park
    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    Expected Start Date: 5/26/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/20/20

    Faculty Project or Course: ME 3440

    Description: A teaching assistant is required to grade homework for two sections of ME 3440 course during summer. The total number of students will be about 45. Homework will be assigned almost every week. However, a teaching assistant WON'T be asked to grade exams and quizzes. Homework solution keys will be provided by the instructor.

    Seeking:
    The teaching assistant must have taken ME 3440 course with at least B grade.

    Time Commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week.

    How to find out more:
    Please contact at: jpark186@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Ayse Tekes
    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    Expected Start Date: 8/17/20
    Expected Completion Date: 12/30/20

    Faculty Project or Course: Grading Assistant for Vibrations and Control Theory Courses

    Description: 
    I am looking for a grading assistant for my ME 3501 and ENGR 3125 courses in the fall 2020 semester.

    Seeking:
    The student should have credit for ENGR 3122, ENGR 3125 and ME 3501. 

    Duties: The student will be responsible for grading homework assignments.

    Time Commitment: The student can work a maximum 10 hours per week.

    How to find out more:
    Please contact at: Please email me at atekes@kennesaw.edu 

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    Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Ayse Tekes
    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    Expected Start Date: 8/1/20
    Expected Completion Date: 12/30/20

    Faculty Project or Course: Modeling of Compliant Mechanisms in Matlab Simscape

    Description: 
    The student will be working on modeling and simulation complex compliant mechanisms in Matlab Simscape.

    Seeking:
    Undergraduate in mechanical engineering department, should have credit for ENGR 3122, ENGR 3125 and should have taken Matlab course.

    The student will be responsible for:
    - attending weekly meetings
    - completing workly assignments
    - writing the report

    Time Commitment: The student is expected to work at least 10 hours per week.

    How to find out more:
    Please email me at atekes@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: David Guerra-Zubiaga
    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    Expected Start Date: 5/11/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/15/20

    Faculty Project or Course: MTRE 4100

    Description: This class has an important current challenges making the lab available remotely for students in order they could make virtual commissioning using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID's).

    Seeking: The student must be Mechatronics Engineering major and already taken MTRE 4100 Instruments and Controls Class. 

    Duties: Help in the creation of material and online supporting session of virtual lab activities. Help in the revision of some students assignments and projects.

    Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week.

    How to find out more:
    Contact Dr. Guerra-Zubiaga
    By email: dguerraz@kennesaw.edu
    By phone: 507-380-2790

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Tsai-Tien Tseng
    College: College of Science & Mathematics

    Description: Bioinformatics - Metagenomics, Molecular Evolution and High Performance Computing

    Several projects are available. Here are some examples:

    • Metagenomic studies for food safety
    • Molecular evolution of membrane transporters
    • GPU accelerated discovery in bioinformatics
    • Linux distribution for bioinformatics
    • Bioinformatics in cloud-based high performance computing
    • IT infrastructure for bioinformatics

    Seeking:

    • Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Or anyone interested in the computational aspects of biology
    • GPA 3.0 or above

    *Multiple semester commitment preferred

    Duties: Vary. Here are some examples:

    • Learn the basics of bioinformatics
    • Conduct literature searches
    • Perform analysis of available genomic data
    • Maintain databases and other software

    Student is required to:

    • Meet with faculty mentor on regular basis to learn various techniques
    • Maintain constant engagement to the project
    • Attend and present at conferences when needed

    Time Commitment:
    Varies based on student level. Likely start off with a few hours per week.

    How to find out more:
    E-mail ttseng@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Harry Price
    College: College of the Arts

    Expected Start Date: ASAP
    Expected Completion Date: June or August of 2020

    Faculty Course or Project:
    Student Reaction Analysis

    Description:
    I have responses from both music and nonmusic majors. They responded to evaluations of director (expressive and unexpressive) conducting and performance ensembles (with and without dynamics). Additionally, they could write an aspect of each they wish to write about across from these samples. Additionally, each item was repeated twice within the 8 different orders to examine reliability.

    The reactions are both quantitative and qualitative for which analysis will be used. The data were collected, so the issue now is the analysis of the data. I do have one student who is looking at the qualitative responses and categorizing it into quantitative numbers. The goal here will be to look at the effect of the conductor and ensemble of the evaluations.

    Seeking:
    Specifically, at this point, I am looking for someone with statistical capabilities. I do have some idea of possible analyses we could use, but it would be helpful to have a student colleague to discuss the ideas to examine ad best ways to look at these data. Of course, executing these analyses would be critical. Looking at both quantitative analyses, as well as getting at effect sizes as well.

    Duties:
    Discussion of the project and decision of what are the best analyses to use. After this, doing the needed analyses needed.

    Time Commitment:
    It is possible that this could be completed by June or end of Spring term. However, could go through the summer, if that is better for the student. There is no personal rush to finish this project, so it is up to students as well as myself.

    Depending on the level of the contribution, the student will be recognized in this presentation.

    How to find out more: Email hprice8@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-3496 and leave message if I do not answer.

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Patrick Devine
    College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 5/20/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/30/20

    Faculty Course or Project:
    PSYC 1101: Introduction to General Psychology

    Description:
    This course is a online, 8-week summer term course. beginning late May, ending late July.

    To serve as either a UTA or VTA for PSYC 1101: Introduction to General Psychology. This is a scheduled online course that does not require conveyance via media at a scheduled time.

    TA will assist professor in review of syllabus, online course structure and grading of virtual discussions. Depending on student's background, they can assist in building out the course in D2L, such as setting dates and times of assessments, and virtual class discussions, Opportunities present for developing exam review material and potentially hosting online drop-in review sessions. Student will also monitor the class Q&A discussion forum, helping answer course related questions from students and assist in reviewing Respondus Monitor video for identifying potential academic dishonesty issues during assessments.

    Seeking:
    Completion of PSYC 1101, General Psychology; preferably a major or minor in Psychology

    Duties:
    Assist in course design, setup in D2L, grading of virtual class discussion via discussion tool, developing assessment review materials, tutoring students via electronic media, and hosting online drop-in review sessions.

    Time Commitment: Since this is an eight week course, the time commitment will range from 5 to 10 hours, depending on activities the TA participates in and the scheduled activities each week.

    How to find out more: Please email me pdevine@kennesaw,edu. Include in subject line; "Interested in Summer TA position". You may call or text me at 404-234-3003. Leave your contact info in text and I will call you back.

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Dorothy Marsil
    College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 5/22/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/22/20

    Faculty Course or Project:
    PSYC 3205 Psychology of Child Development and PSYC 2301 Human Development

    Description:
    Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship with a research component

    Seeking:
    Psychology majors or other majors who have taken PSYC 3205 and/or PSYC 2301/PSYC 3305 Human Development/Lifespan Development with a grade of A. Prior TA experience preferred; experience taking online courses preferred. Attention to detail is important.

    Duties:
    The Honors student will assist with course administrative duties, help by providing feedback to the faculty member on student work using rubrics, and will help develop rubrics. Student will learn best practices in online learning and present an up-to-date literature review of current best practices in online/remote learning. If interested, the student will assist the faculty member in developing a survey to address learning online during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Time Commitment: ~10 hours per week

    How to find out more: Email Dr. Marsil at dmarsil@kennesaw.edu with UTA Opportunity in the subject line.

  • Type of opportunity: Research, Trends in Police Shootings and Line of Duty Deaths

    Faculty Member: LeAnn Cabage
    College:
    Humanities & Social Sciences

    Description:
    I am looking for a student that can work through the Fatal Encounters database and transfer the information to an Excel document based on my guidance. The data will then be used to create a trend analysis of police shootings recorded in the data base. The information will be presented at a national conference and I will be looking towards publication of the material.

    Seeking:
    I am looking for someone with a background in criminal justice, sociology, or someone with an interest in police shootings. A basic knowledge of Excel is helpful, but I can train the individual how to format the sheet. Someone with a basic knowledge of SPSS also would be helpful as the information will eventually be put into a SPSS file, but this is not a requirement.

    Duties:
    The student will work through the Fatal Encounters data base and transfer this information to an Excel spreadsheet in the format provided by me.

    Time Commitment:
    I would estimate probably 10 hours a week.

    How to find out more:
    An interested student may contact me via email at lcabage@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Evelina Sterling
    College: College of Humanities & Social Science

    Description:
    I do quite a bit of research on public health issues and behavioral sciences. I have variety of active research projects targeting public health issues, including opioid use, rural health, women's health, and gerontology.

    Seeking:
    Any major is fine. Research skills are needed, either quantitative (statistics) or qualitative (behavioral science research including interviewing and/or focus groups_).

    Duties:
    Designing data collection instruments; collecting data; analyzing data; writing literature reviews

    Time Commitment:
    I am very flexible in terms of time commitment. Most of my students work around 5-10 hours a week depending on project and expectations/requirements from student.

    How to find out more:
    Email: Dr. Evelina Sterling at esterlin@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Brian Starkes
    College: College of Humanities & Social Science

    Expected Start Date: 5/20/20
    Expected Completion Date: 7/20/20

    Faculty Course of Project: SOCI 3334- Religion and Society or SOCI 3305- Research Methods in Sociology

    Description: 
    There is an opportunity for a Teaching Assistant position for my two online summer classes--either Religion and Society or Research Methods.

    Seeking:
    In order to TA for a class with me, the student has to have already completed that particular class. It does not need to have been with me (although that would be great), but that specific class has to have been taken and the student must have received a good grade in the course.

    Duties:
    The course will involve consistent (weekly) online meetings with the professor to discuss readings and explore new topics. The student will also assist the professor in his concurrent Research Methods (or Religion and Society) course. Obligations will include at least 1 hour a week of office hours, at which time the student will make himself/herself available to speak with current students online. It may also involve conducting optional review sessions for students prior to exams. Finally, the student may (but is not required to) conduct a presentation on one topic within the professor’s course and use this presentation as the basis for a poster for KSU’s undergraduate symposium.

    Time Commitment: 
    between 1-5 hours per week

    How to find out more:
    Email Brian Starkes at bstarks3@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of opportunity: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Sara Evans
    College: College of Humanities & Social Science

    Expected Start Date: 6/24/20
    Expected Completion Date: 8/6/20

    Faculty Course of Project: SOCI 4432: Criminology online course

    Description: 
    I am seeking a teaching assistant for my Criminology course in the 4 week July session. I have requested that the student begin work about a week before the course begins and end about a week after to give time to get ready/wrap things up. This could be beneficial to any student in the social sciences as this is a broad course covering the major types of crime and major theories regarding criminal behavior.


    Seeking:
    This position does not require a specific major, but someone who is interested in sociology/criminology would probably find it more enjoyable. I would like someone with strong organizational skills and time management skills. The workload is not huge, but because of the short time frame of the course, the student would need to complete grading assignments in a short time frame each week.


    Duties:
    I would ask the student to assist with grading discussion posts and monitoring student questions. I would also ask for assistance in getting the course shell in D2L ready by changing dates, etc.


    Time Commitment: 
    I am seeking a 5-7 hour per week commitment. The workload will vary some from week-to-week but I don't expect it to exceed that on average.


    How to find out more:
    Email Sara Evans at sevan120@kennesaw.edu 

Other Opportunities:

  • Here is a brief overview of the position:
    SI Leaders are assigned to a class in which they received an A
    Classes that need SI leaders are the more difficult ones that students have a hard time passing (high DFW rate, mostly STEM but there are a few others as well)
    SI Leaders facilitate interactive study sessions to help students learn course material and study strategies (2-3 times per week)
    They attend classes with students and market their sessions regularly
    They build a rapport with the professors in order to better direct/design their sessions
    Pay: $10/hour for up to 12 hours per week (including attending classes and planning/facilitating sessions)

    The full description is on our website under SI Leaders: https://uc.kennesaw.edu/academicinitiatives/supplementalinstruction.php 

    Here's a link to the job posting and application in Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3692939 

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