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: Research, Art History of Printmaking

    Faculty Member: Valerie Dibble
    College: College of the Arts

    Expected Start Date: August 2019
    Expected Completion Date: December 2019

    Seeking: I am open to any sort of Honors student, but I would prefer one who is very curious about art, printmaking and history. I need a very detailed researcher who is organized and thorough.

    Description:
    This project involves research on the history of the printmaking. Research for this project will involve fleshing out an existent timeline and reviewing the cultural impact printmaking has had on different cultures throughout history. This information will be compiled, analyzed and organized into sections that align with the timeline. They will review content for grammatical errors and format as well as identify pictorial examples to support content. Additionally, this Honor Student could possibly co-author the forward or a chapter.

    Duties:
    Perform reviews of art history in the following categories:
    o Review and fill in the timeline of significant print events and participants.
    o To identify printmakers who had impact in differing cultures.
    o Create a timeline of technologic progress throughout the medium
    o Procure imagery to support the printmakers and history.
    o Review material for grammatical errors and adherence to APA form.
    o Research and writing for co-authored book chapter.

    Time Commitment: An average of eight hours per week.

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

  • 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: Research - Detecting microplastics in water

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

    Expected Start Date: August 29th, 2019
    Expected Completion Date: May, 2020

    Description:
    The student will research methods on detecting microplastics in water and will carry out the analysis. This will involve obtaining water from a drinking water plant at various stages in the plant including effluent and influent. Most likely, the samples are filtered and treated in such a way that the microplastics are visible by Scanning Electron microscopy.

    Seeking:
    Chemistry (completed CHEM 2800), Biochemistry (completed CHEM 2800), Environmental Engineering (junior or senior level)

    Duties:
    Review literature and determine methodology
    Travel to drinking water plant for sample collection,
    Filtration of samples
    Chemical manipulation
    Detection by Scanning Electron Microscopy

    Time Commitment: Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. plus homework. This is one credit of CHEM 4100. This is a two semester project with two credits available in Spring 2020.

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

  • Type of Opportunity: Research - Secure Cyber-physical Transportation Systems

    Faculty Member: Xiaohua Xu
    College: CCSE

    Expected Start Date: August 16th, 2019

    Expected Completion Date: December 5th, 2019

    Seeking: 
    CS/IT/Software Engineering and Game Development Programming Background

    Description: 
    In cyber-physical transportation systems (CPTS), moving vehicles and road sensors transmit traffic information to controllers via wireless networks. Because of the open property of the wireless communications, the CPTS are vulnerable to security attacks, e.g., malicious eavesdropping and jamming. Furthermore, for the smart eavesdropper and jammer, which can adjust their attack strategies according to the transmission power of information, it is a challenge to learn the strategy of a security attack, and further to adjust the transmission power against the attack. In this paper, we propose a deep learning model, Deep-SCPT, to learn such a kind of strategy (it can be considered as the feature of an attack). This model uses unsupervised learning to achieve an active learning process. Extensive experiments are carried out with 10 different datasets, and the results illustrate that the deep learning model achieves an average gain of 6% accuracy compared to state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms.

    Duties: 

    • Survey of the literature
    • Presentations of a part of the project
    • Experimental Design

    Time Commitment: 10 hours per week

    How to find out more: Contact Dr. Xu at xxu6@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Hoseon Lee
    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

    Seeking: 
    Circuit simulation, PCB layout, App development, Solidworks or AutoCAD for 3D printing.

    Description:
    Currently I have several research projects that are ongoing. If the student is interested in any one of them, I can discuss with student about project in more detail.

    • Microfluidic solenoid for counting white blood cells for patients with low white blood cell count that is at high risk of infection. This project incorporates COMSOL multiphysics simulation, prototyping with 3D printers, circuit design, and collaboration with the cellular and molecular biology department with magnetizing blood cells.
    • Wireless Power Transfer: This is an EPA funded project for designing and implementing a wireless power transfer system to replace power cables with lightweight transmitter and receiver modules to reduce the weight of planes to reduce fuel consumption and emission. This project incorporates circuit design and printed circuit board (PCB) layout and prototyping.
    • Wireless Tracking Device for pets, elderly with Alzheimer's, or children. This project incorporates PCB layout, circuits background, and app design for displaying information on a smartphone. CS students are encouraged for this project.

    Duties:

    • Circuit simulation, building circuits, and conducting PCB layout.
    • Creating 3D CAD models for 3D printing.
    • App design/development to display data from wireless module onto smartphone.
    • Documentation of weekly research work.
    • Midterm and/or Final report and powerpoint presentation.

    Time Commitment: 
    7-8 hours of research in lab plus 1 hour of weekly research meetings.

    How to find out more:
    Email Hoseon Lee at hoseon.lee@kennesaw.edu. More information regarding research can be found at: http://appliedemag.kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Community service

    Faculty Member: Katherine Ingram
    College:
    Wellstar College of Health & Human Services

    Description: KSU for FitKids
    This position is to assist in the development of a community outreach program that leads and encourages children in the community to become active.

    Seeking:
    All majors are welcome. Student must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with children.  

    Duties:
    The student will work both independently and with other students and faculty to develop a fun educational program that can be taken to area elementary schools. The student will write a program for children, help build a website, and communicate with community partners.

    Time Commitment:
    8-10 hours per week

    How to find out more:
    Please email kingra14@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Katherine Ingram
    College: WellStar College of Health & Human Services

    Description: The relationships among abdominal obesity, physical activity, and metabolic health
    This position is to assist in the organization and presentation of data from a research study to assess the relationships among abdominal obesity, physical activity, and metabolic health.

    Seeking:
    An exercise science, biology, or chemistry student would be ideal for this opportunity, though others with interest will be considered. Student should have excellent communication skills and an interest in presenting.

    Duties:
    The student will work both independently and with other students and faculty to organize data and develop projects for presentation.

    Time Commitment:
    8-10 hours per week

    How to find out more:
    Please send email to kingra14@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of opportunity: Research - Epidemiology of injuries related to CrossFit training

    Faculty Member: Dr. Yuri Feito
    College: WellStar College of Health & Human Services

    Expected Start Date: August 15th, 2019
    Expected Completion Date: May 1st, 2020

    Description:
    This is a research based opportunity for a student interested in epidemiology, and biostatistics. The project will entail evaluation of current literature and continue to expand on current database of articles to draft a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Seeking:
    Experience working with Excel and other data management software (R, SAS, etc.). Experience with searching research databases, Interlibrary loan, Google Scholar, PubMed, etc., to obtain necessary publications to include in the review. Student with working knowledge of CrossFit training is preferred, but not necessary. Students in exercise science, biostatistics or data science, library science majors minor, or anyone with an interest in the topic is welcomed to apply.

    Duties:
    Review search databases for pertinent studies; contribute and expand Excel database; assist with development of systematic review and meta-analysis; assist drafting manuscript.

    Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week - some of which could be done remotely.

    How to find out more: Contact Dr. Yuri Feito via email at: yfeito@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of opportunity: Research - The effects of lower extremity blood flow restriction training on power, and muscle size.

    Faculty Member: Dr. Yuri Feito
    College: WellStar College of Health & Human Services

    Expected Start Date: August 15th, 2019
    Expected Completion Date: May 1st, 2020

    Description:
    The purpose of this opportunity is to assist Dr. Feito with the development of a study that will be starting in the Spring semester. The purpose of the study will be to determine if four weeks of blood flow restriction training, combined with approach rowing and deadlifts increases strength, power, aerobic capacity, and muscle size.

    Seeking:
    For this project, students currently enrolled in the exercise science major are preferred.

    Duties:
    Student will assist with pilot data collection, development of the protocol, and submission of regulatory documents (IRB) for study initiation.

    Time Commitment: 8-15 hours per week - some of which could be done remotely.

    How to find out more: Contact Dr. Yuri Feito via email at: yfeito@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: Ulrike Ingram
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Seeking: 
    The following majors would be a good fit for this project: Geography, GIS; potentially Criminal Justice or Statistics. The student needs to have good written and verbal communication skills, be comfortable doing advanced internet searches, and organizing the data sources they find. A basic understanding of map making using ArcGIS products.

    Description: 
    Apply your geographic and cartographic skills to the following subjects: Crime Mapping, Youth Imprisonment, Gun Violence, Juvenile Justice, Fire Arm Mortality, Environmental Issues.

    In cooperation with the KSU Center for Sustainable Journalism.

    Duties: 
    Finding data sources related to the topics listed above. Creating maps and a digital platform/portal for analyzing crime data. Working with journalists on potentially publishing the findings in a local newspaper.

    Time Commitment:
    10 hours per week for 1-2 semesters.

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

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Ulrike Ingram
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Seeking: 
    Geography, GIS, biology, history, education, architecture

    Description: 
    I have a few topics a student could work on.

    Duties: 
    Depends on the specific project. Possibly historic research related to the history of ksu and the ksu farm. Modeling water run off at the farm. Tree identifications at the arboretum and data collection.

    Time Commitment:
    3 hours a week for 1 semester.

    How to find out more:
    Email uingram@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: 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: Teaching INTS 1198 or 2298

    Faculty Member:
    Kate Schaab
    College: University College

    Description:
    Serve as a peer instructor for either INTS 1198 (Intro to Integrative Studies) or INTS 2298 (Research Methods). Depending upon the goals and interests of the individual, the student can assist with lesson prep, facilitating a classroom discussion, or offering support to small groups in class. 

    Seeking:
    Open to all majors, but a background in Integrative or Interdisciplinary Studies would be helpful. Additionally, a student who has taken INTS 1198 or a research methods class would be a good fit.

    Duties:
    Meeting with faculty to understand structure and goals of course, attending class meetings, and designing/implementing a classroom-based project that meets your goals and needs (e.g. giving a brief lecture or designing a lesson plan). 

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per 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: 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: Harry Price
    College: College of the Arts

    Expected Start Date: September 2019
    Expected Completion Date: May 2020

    Description: 
    The goals are different for two planned studies. One aspect will be to collate the data for analyses and sort out the best analysis to relate these results. The study is to assess people's reactions to music and conducting videos with differing directing behaviors and music changes. When this work is done, it will result in a submission for publication consideration.

    The second study will be to use virtual reality (VR) to train conductors and its transfer to other musics. We will be providing differing VR experiences and examining the students ability to conduct to see how well they work. This will ask students to help create recording, run students' VR, and have pre- and posttests.

    Depending on level of contribution, students may be included as co-authors for either study.

    Seeking:
    Students with some experience with statistics would be helpful. Also, students with psychology background could help with looking at students qualitative data. Even people with video experience could contribute to the second study. However, Most people who can think well will be able to contribute to either of these projects.

    Duties:
    Depending on background of participants, statistical analyses, development of video, having students practice virtual reality, or analyzing written responses.

    Time Commitment:
    Depending on credit hours, approximately two to five hours a week.

    How to find out more:
    Email hprice8@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-3496.

  • Type of opportunity: Research - Reintegrating Returning Citizens: Evaluating Circles of Support and Accountability in Massachusetts

    Faculty Member: Dr. Christopher Allen
    College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: August 2019
    Expected Completion Date: April 2019

    Description: 
    Though service agencies provide essential resources to support returning citizens they are unable to aid them in developing the critical element necessary for long-term desistance: a personally meaningful life that is incompatible with criminal behavior. Thus, returning citizens need programs which are explicitly designed to aid them in meeting a variety of needs in pro-social ways. Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) programs address this need by connecting returning citizens (referred to as ""Core Members"") to a network of volunteers from the community to which they are returning (referred to as the ""Inner Circle"").

    Research evaluating the effectiveness of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) programs is still in its infancy. This project is a program evaluation of Thrive Communities of Massachusetts' (THRIVE) CoSA program. The evaluation objective is: to document and describe the mechanisms accounting for CoSA's role in the promotion of pro-social outcomes among Core Members. The proposed project represents a is a crucial next step in developing programs which effectively support citizens as they build lives post-incarceration.

    Seeking: Social Science majors interested in social justice issues
    Willingness to learn statistics/use SPSS

    Duties:
    Library research
    Scientific writing
    Conducting statistical analyses
    Participating in meetings with research partners

    Time Commitment:
    To be determined in consultation with student.

    How to find out more:
    Via KSU email: ctallen@kennesaw.edu

  • 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, Research - LGBTQ/Sexuality, Gender, or Media

    Faculty Member: Daniel Farr
    College: College of Humanities & Social Science

    Expected Start Date: August 2019
    Expected Completion Date: May 2020

    Description: 
    I do a variety of work in areas especially related to LGBTQ topics, the body, and media intersections and would be pleased to mentor and work with honor's students in a research project exploring related ideas. Some of my current projects include explorations of body imagery (in tv/film and online) [fat bodies; queer bodies], gender and sexuality topics of myriad form, inquiry into LGBTQ imagery relating to weddings and health issues (especially in relation to aging -- nursing/assisted care and elder housing scenarios).

    I'm an interdisciplinary scholar, so I am open to other ideas and interests -- but typically will need a connection to the areas of gender, sexuality, body, or media. I'm certainly open to working with you on new project ideas.

    Seeking:
    Varied majors can be appropriate, given the interdisciplinary nature of my work. Research will primarily be qualitative in nature.

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

    Time Commitment: 
    I am flexible in terms of time commitment and contingent upon project type and goals. 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 is the best way to reach me to schedule a meeting: dfarr4@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

 See also http://research.kennesaw.edu/our/students/research-projects/index.php for research opportunities.

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