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

    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. Cristen Dutcher
    College: Coles College of Business

    Expected Start Date: 01/10/2022
    Expected Completion Date: 05/02/2022

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

    Description:

    Student will serve as a learning assistant to two sections of BLAW 2200. Student will introduce themself in class or by video then make themself available by email or virtual study hall hours to students in the course who have administrative questions - how to study for BLAW, what organization or scheduling tricks help to stay on track, when and where are assignments, due dates, etc. Student may address content based questions but is not expected to do so. 

     

    Seeking:
    Any Honors student who has completed BLAW 2200 with a grade of A.


    Duties:
    Introduction in person or by video posted to BLAW 2200 D2L course site, weekly email check-in sent to BLAW 2200 students, hour long virtual study hall at 4 predetermined times during the semester (before each test), and daily checking of emails from BLAW 2200 students with responses to them within 48 hours of receipt.


    Time Commitment: Between 6-8 hours during the semester.

    How to find out more: Please email Prof. Cristen Dutcher: cdutcher@kennesaw.edu 

     

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

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

    Expected Start Date: 08/16/2021
    Expected Completion Date: 12/06/2021

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

    Description:

    Student will serve as a learning assistant to two sections of BLAW 2200. Student will introduce themself in class or by video then make themself available by email or virtual study hall hours to students in the course who have administrative questions - how to study for BLAW, what organization or scheduling tricks help to stay on track, when and where are assignments, due dates, etc. Student may address content based questions but is not expected to do so. 

    Seeking:
    Any Honors student who has completed BLAW 2200 with a grade of A.


    Duties:
    Introduction in person or by video posted to BLAW 2200 D2L course site, weekly email check-in sent to BLAW 2200 students, hour long virtual study hall at 4 predetermined times during the semester (before each test), and daily checking of emails from BLAW 2200 students with responses to them within 48 hours of receipt.


    Time Commitment: Between 6-8 hours during the semester.

    How to find out more: Please email Prof. Cristen Dutcher: cdutcher@kennesaw.edu  

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Yong Shi
    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    Expected Start Date: June 2, 2021
    Expected Completion Date: December 15th, 2021

    Faculty Course or Project: CE 4400

    Description:

    We need 1-4 students to work on the following research project in Summer and Fall 2021.

    CE 4400 – Characterization of FA and SSA with SEM and Analytical Techniques
    Instructor of Record: Dr. M. A. Karim and Dr. Adam Kaplan
    Prerequisites: CE 3704 and CE 3708

    This project specifically will characterize Georgia soil, fly-ash (FA), sewage sludge ash (SSA), soil-FA, and soil-SSA mixtures with scanning electron microscope (SEM) and some other analytical techniques. The project will determine the engineering properties of Georgia soil, soil-FA and soil-SSA mixtures including resilient modulus (MR) that will be used to characterize and quantify the mechanical behavior of soil, soil-FA, and soil-SSA mixtures for pavement design purposes, as well as investigate the effects of seasonal moisture fluctuations, which ultimately affect both the load bearing capacity and the overall performance of the materials. The project will also attempt to (a) formulate and develop an enhanced hyperbolic constitutive model (eHCM) for the estimation of MR based on small-strain modulus measurements from the free-free resonant column (FFRC) test, (b) estimate MR values using the eHCM model along with FFRC test measurements, (c) calibrate and validate the eHCM model using modulus measurements obtained through conventional MR testing, and (d) establish statistical correlations between eHCM model parameters and routinely measured soil engineering properties.


    Seeking:
    CE and EnvE Students


    Duties:
    Help run the experiments in Envl and Geotechnical Labs and generate the data. Data analysis and report or article writing are also expected.


    Time Commitment: About 10 hours per week

    How to find out more: Email: mkarim4@kennesaw.edu
    Phone: 470-578-5078

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Ken Hoganson
    College: College of College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: January 2021
    Expected Completion Date: June 2021

    Faculty Course or Project: Can work with CS 4850, Senior Project, or another course, or directed study, etc.

    Description:
    Abstract: This research project is to investigate Distributed Artificial Intelligence. The medium for investigation and context is to develop an AI to play a version of chess (with modified rules) that uses distributed AI.

    Seeking:
    You do not need to be a chess player to work on this project, chess familiarity is not required. Good programming skills are required, and an interest in AI. The application may be developed in Java or any other language/platform that produces a sharable game executable.

    Duties:
    Deliverables: The student will develop a working chess variant to play Fuzzy-Logic Chess, which a human can play against that uses a GUI that displays a conventional chess board and pieces. The student will also complete a short paper of around 10 pages, that can include code structure. This paper will form the basis for a conference submission, with the student as the co-author.

    Time Commitment: Consistent with a research assistant position, varying by funding from the Honors College, and the student's workload.

    How to find out more: Contact by email at: khoganso@kennesaw.edu 
    I have two documents for you to review and consider when considering this research assistant position.

    Document One

    Document Two

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Yong Shi
    College: College of College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: 1/11/21
    Expected Completion Date: 5/3/21

    Faculty Course or Project: Big Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    Description:
    In this project the student will work with the faculty to work on research topics related to Big Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.


    Seeking:
    Students in Computer Science and related majors with good knowledge of programming


    Duties:
    Work with faculty on algorithm design, code implementation and paper preparation.


    Time Commitment: Varies

    How to find out more: please contact me via email: yshi5@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Yong Shi
    College: College of College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: 1/11/21
    Expected Completion Date: 5/3/21

    Faculty Course or Project: Cloud Based Analysis

    Description:
    In this project the student will work with the faculty to work on cloud based research topics, such as edge computing, resource allocation, task scheduling, energy consumption, load balancing, etc.


    Seeking:
    Students in Computer Science and related majors with good knowledge of programming


    Duties:
    Work with faculty on algorithm design, code implementation and paper preparation.


    Time Commitment: Varies

    How to find out more: please contact me via email: yshi5@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Lab Assistant or Tutor

    Faculty Member: Dr. Jeff Chastine
    College: College of College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: 1/11/21
    Expected Completion Date: 3/13/21

    Faculty Course or Project: CSE 1321/1322

    Description:
    The College of Computing and Software Engineering is looking for honors students who are interested in helping others learn about computing. Students can apply to become a lab assistant (CSE 1321L) or work in the tutoring lab (within CCSE).

    Seeking:
    Must have completed the Honors section of CSE 1321/1322 and earned an 'A'

    Duties:
    Duties depend on which path the student chooses.

    Time Commitment: Time commitment is flexible, but a maximum of 19 hrs per week.

    How to find out more: Contact Svetlana Dimova (sdimova1@kennesaw.edu)

  • Type of Opportunity: Teaching

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

    Expected Start Date: 1/11/2021
    Expected Completion Date: 12/17/2021

    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: 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. Lara Smith-Sitton
    College: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Expected Start Date: 1/15/2021
    Expected Completion Date: 5/1/2021

    Faculty Project or Course: Exploring Professional Opportunities for English Majors

    Description:
    In Spring 2021, I will expand the English Department's resources regarding internship and job opportunities for students in English major and minor (professional writing, linguistics, film studies, and language & literary studies). The student working on this project will join me in conducting research and supplement our resource guides for students.

    The will give a student the opportunity to explore career and professional paths in English and other humanities programs while learning the skills and abilities desired and the required qualifications for a range of experiences. While focused on developing materials for students in English studies programs, the student will be able to discover opportunities for themselves and develop research and professional materials for their academic and career interests.

    Seeking:
    While a student pursuing an English major or minor, is preferred, an individual pursuing a humanities program in CHSS or who has a strong interest in writing or research are also welcome. The student needs good organizational skills as well as written and oral communication abilities to assist with the collection of information about opportunities for students. Basic Microsoft Suite familiarity required. The most important qualification is a keen interest in learning more about the professional opportunities for humanities students, particularly those in English studies and writing programs.

    Duties:
    -Conducting research about companies and organizations throughout the Southeast (particularly in North Georgia) providing internships and entry-level jobs for students--most research will be online; however, there will be opportunities for outreach directly.
    -Conducting research about companies and organizations providing internship and professional opportunities for students nationally and internationally.
    -Writing sections of the resource guide for students about community partners.
    -Participating in as a student researcher to share the skills, abilities, and qualifications desired by 21st-century employers and internship providers.

    Time Commitment: The schedule is flexible. My hope is the project will work with the student's schedule and can be adjusted based upon the needs of the student. Estimated time commitment: 8 to 10 hours per month--30 to 40 hours total for the semester.

    How to find out more: Please send an email describing your interest to Dr. Smith-Sitton at lsmith11@kennesaw.edu. Questions and inquiries are welcome.

  • 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: Teaching

    Faculty Member: Dr. Erinn Bariteau
    College: Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Start Date: Ongoing
    End Date: Ongoing

    Description:
    Teaching assistant opportunity for courses Geog 1112: Weather and Climate or Geog 1102: Earth From Above Support students in and out of the classroom, hosting study sessions, lab assistance, and/or mentorship.

    Seeking:
    I am seeking leaders who can take initiative to support fellow students. Students who are motivated, organized, hard working, and interested in Physical Geography and GSS coursework are encouraged to participate.

    Time Commitment: Flexible based on interest and prior experience. Flexible in terms of remote, face-to-face and hybrid commitment to activities and structure.

    How to find out more: Please contact me via email with questions
    Erinn Bariteau ebaritea@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. Liang Zhao
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: January 2021
    Expected Completion Date: May 2021 or Later

    Faculty Project or Course: This could be formulated as independent study or other kind of credited research course

    Description:

    Machine Learning/Deep learning for Cyber Security

    We will design and develop machine learning/deep learning-based approaches for combating cyber security threats such as intrusion detection, dealing with malware, spam and social engineering detection, network traffic analysis, and user behavior analytics.

    Seeking:
    Programming skill in any high-level language.

    How to find out more: Interested student can contact me at lzhao10@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Other - Directed Study

    Faculty Member: Dr. Liang Zhao
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: Summer or fall 2021
    Expected Completion Date: Summe or fall 2021

    Description:
    We will be developing an AI system for cyber security problems combining machine learning/deep learning and blockchain technologies. We will be mainly implement machine learning models in an Blockchain environment. By the end of this project, we plan to submit the output for publication or presentation.

    Seeking:
    Students with solid programming background are preferred.

    How to find out more: Please contact me through email: lzhao10@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Seyedamin Pouriyeh
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: March 2021
    Expected Completion Date: May 2021

    Topic: A comprehensive review of the role of Mobile apps during COVID-19 era.

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 was announced as a global pandemic in early 2020. As mobile apps have shown promising results in health care domain, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the need for mobile app solutions in different areas such as diagnosis, monitoring, contact tracing, etc. In this project, we will focus on the role of mobile apps during COVID-19 pandemic and how they facilitate helping both patients as well as healthcare workers. The outcome of this research would be a survey/review paper discussing different mobile apps and their role during COVID-19 era.

     

    How to find out more: Interested student can contact me at spouriye@kennesaw.edu

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Seyedamin Pouriyeh
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: March 2021
    Expected Completion Date: May 2021

    Topic: A comprehensive review of the role of Mobile apps during COVID-19 era.

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 was announced as a global pandemic in early 2020. As mobile apps have shown promising results in health care domain, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the need for mobile app solutions in different areas such as diagnosis, monitoring, contact tracing, etc. In this project, we will focus on the role of mobile apps during COVID-19 pandemic and how they facilitate helping both patients as well as healthcare workers. The outcome of this research would be a survey/review paper discussing different mobile apps and their role during COVID-19 era.

    How to find out more: Interested student can contact me at spouriye@kennesaw.edu 

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Hossain Shahriar
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: March 2021
    Expected Completion Date: April 2021

    Faculty Project or Course: Development of a Blockchain-based Data Storage Server and Client Application to Interface

    Description:

    This project will explore how to set up a blockchain-based data storage as set of small private nodes. Then, how a client application is able to connect to the server to insert, retrieve data. The project will explore the performance of query for test data addition, querying. Experience in Ethereum or Hyperledger will be useful, but if not, high interests to learn, limited programming experiences like python or similar script will be helpful.

    Seeking:
    Experience in Ethereum or Hyperledger will be useful, but if not, high interest to learn, limited programming experiences like python or similar script will be helpful.

    Duties: Explore the performance of query for test data addition, querying

    Time Commitment: 3 hours per week

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

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Hossain Shahriar
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: March 2021
    Expected Completion Date: April 2021

    Faculty Project or Course: Development of HIPAA Compliant Data Storage Server

    Description:

    This project will check state-of-the-art HIPAA Compliant Data Storage Server, and how to create one following HIPAA Guidelines. The project needs in interest to learn data security, privacy, and the healthcare domain. Limited programming experience will be useful. A final report is expected outlining the findings and recommendations.

    Seeking:
    Limited programming experience will be useful


    Duties: Research the state-of-the-art HIPAA Compliant Data Storage Server, and how to create one following HIPAA Guidelines

    Time Commitment: 3 hours per week

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

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Maria Valero
    College: College of Computing and Software Engineering

    Expected Start Date: June 2021
    Expected Completion Date: August 2021

    Faculty Project or Course: Creation of an IoT Cluster

    Description:
    This project create a cluster of multiple IoT devices, specifically Raspberry Pis and Arduinos. The hardware cluster will be interconnected in a mesh network, so the devices will be able to ”talk each other” via ping or ssh.

    Seeking:
    Linux experience
    Knowledge of Raspberry Pis or Arduinos

    Duties: Creation of the physical cluster
    Configure the devices
    Testing interconection

    Time Commitment: Approximately 4 hours per week

    How to find out more: Please contact me at mvalero2@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: Prachi Gala
    College: Coles College of Business

    Expected Start Date: Summer and/or Fall 2021

    Expected End Date: Summer and/or Fall 2021

    Faculty Project or Course: Adventures of CEOs

    Description: 
    I will start a new research project which will explore how the CEOs of various companies and their personalities can impact the business decisions in that firm. The student will dig deep into the CEO profiles and analyze the data

    Seeking:
    Open to all students from any year or major. The student should be hard working and disciplined. 

    Duties:
    Reading some research papers, collecting data about CEOs and analyzing that data with me. The student will get a great learning experience in research and can increase the changes of adding the research to resume. 

    Time Commitment: 
    The student will need approximately 2-4 hours per week to collect the data. 

    How to find out more:
    Email: pgala4@kennesaw.edu 

     

  • Type of opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Prachi Gala
    College: Coles College of Business

    Expected Start Date: 6/17/2021

    Expected End Date: 8/31/2021

    Description: 
    Student will gain experience in how faculty and academia performs research. Collecting data from public files and analyzing the data first hand will help students to improve their resume for research opportunities in corporate world. 

    Seeking:
    Open to all majors. Seeking a student who is motivated to learn and has curiosity about how does a company perform. 

    Duties:
    Learning to read research papers and various databases to collect the data for marketing and firm performance. 

    Time Commitment: 
    Approximately 2-4 hours per week

    How to find out more:
    Email: pgala4@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: 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: David A. Guerra-Zubiaga

    College: Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEEC)

    Description:

    The research activities combine state of the art technologies related to fields such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and information systems among others. Some specific topics you could explore are related, but not limited to:

    · Tacit Knowledge Models to support Engineering Decisions.

    · Digital Manufacturing tools to support Industry 4.0 aspects.

    · Next Generation Automation Systems to support Medical Applications.

    You could see some research production on next link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=XsnghWwAAAAJ 

    Seeking:

    Any Honor College Student (HCS) with the compromise to learn and seriously try a research journey in the topics mentioned above.

    Duties:

    Could vary, but some examples are: conduct literature review, learn some lab software and equipment. HCS will meet the faculty mentor and a research group one time per week.

    Time Commitment:

    Varies based on student level and interest. Likely start off with a few hours per week.

    How to find out more: E-mail dguerraz@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

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

    Expected Start Date: May 17th, 2021

    Expected End Date: July 28th, 2021

    Description:
    Working with NIH Health Disparities research team in conducting literature reviews, collecting data, and analyzing data for publications and additional external grants supporting health disparities research. 

    Seeking:
    Biology, social sciences, statistics, public health education, nursing. Should have an interest in public health and/or health disparities. Should also be interested in both qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as a strong writer. 

    Duties:
    Conducting literature reviews, collecting data, and analyzing data for publications and additional external grants supporting health disparities research. 

    Time Commitment:
    Variable -- typically 10-20 hours per week (most of which can be virtual)

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

  • Type of Opportunity: Research

    Faculty Member: Dr. Doreen Wagner
    College: Wellstar College of Health and Human Services

    Expected Start Date: Summer 2021
    Expected Completion Date: March 2023

    Faculty Project or Course: My research involves perioperative care of surgical patients. I have several studies in progress involving the surgical environment.

    Description: 

    Multiple semester commitment is preferred, though not required.

    The primary research project is Influence of Unplanned Hypothermia and Inflammatory Biomarkers on Delirium Incidence in Critically Ill Adult Surgical Patients. This is a clinical study that will investigate surgical stress in critically ill adult surgical patients with and without postoperative delirium (confusion) to determine influence of unplanned perioperative hypothermia. Identification of biomarkers and the influence of temperature in the development of delirium after surgery may enable interdisciplinary surgical teams to tailor preventive interventions to reduce the incidence of delirium.

    I also have two other studies in progress: 1) Survey study - Surgical Smoke Evacuation Knowledge and Practices before and during COVID-19 and 2) Qualitative study - Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Learning in a Perioperative Dedicated Education Unit

    Seeking:

    An interest in research of varied types.

    Nursing - completed a research course a plus!
    Biology - past experience functioning in a laboratory and pipetting experience a plus!

    The student will be responsible for:

    Will vary and depend on the student's needs. Examples include literature searches, collecting data, data input, and prepping the laboratory for biomarker assay work.


    Student is required to:

    Meet with faculty supervisor/mentor regularly to learn more about research processes
    Maintain constant engagement to the project
    Attend and present at KSU and external conferences encouraged

    Time Commitment: Time commitment will vary and depend on project needs and student availability. Usually the range is 4 to 10 hours a week. Again, multiple semester commitment preferred.

    How to find out more:

    Email is best: dwagne18@kennesaw.edu

    And then we will schedule an interview - in person if possible.

Other Opportunities:

  • If you think you would enjoy helping other students learn, while strengthening your own learning and developing closer professional relationships with a faculty member, consider becoming an SI Leader for Fall 2021!

    We invite you to learn more about serving as a peer educator through the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program by attending a free information session. Please register for the information session that works best for your schedule.

    If you are not able to attend an information session, you can read more about the role of SI Leader at the following website:
    https://academicaffairs.kennesaw.edu/supplementalinstruction/index.php 

    You can also apply directly for this paid position, which starts in August 2021, through Handshake: https://kennesaw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4437222 

  • KSU Journey Honors College Student Ambassadors are a volunteer group of students who support the program’s development and stewardship efforts, and who educate, excite, and engage with potential students, alumni, donors, and community members to ensure the program’s continued success. Honors Ambassadors are expected to complete 15 hours of service for the semester to receive credit for the Honors Learning Experience. These hours may be completed in a variety of ways such as assisting with Honors events, Honors Open Houses, meeting with potential donors, etc. Each of these events and opportunities takes place on various dates and times. 

    • Honors Ambassadors earn an HLE each semester of their participation
    • Honors Ambassadors earn a scholarship each semester of their participation 
    • Gain volunteer experience and build your resume 
    • Be the first to learn about scholarships, summer internships, and study abroad opportunities 
    • Develop valuable team building and professional skills 
    • Connect with faculty, staff, alumni, and the community 
    • Contribute to the success of KSU Journey Honors College

    The Fall 2021 Honors Ambassador application closed on February 19th at 11:59pm. It will reopen in February of 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester.

  • Honors Peer Mentors work directly with students enrolled in sections of the Introduction to Honors Course. Seminars are organized into sections for incoming students to KSU Journey Honors College. Peer Mentors are trained to encourage student engagement in learning experiences as well as social opportunities through the creation of connections for students in the course in which they serve.

    Honors Peer Mentors are supervised by the Academic Program Specialist, with help from the Advanced Peer Mentors, and they collaborate with seminar instructors. Mentors help students grasp the Honors Foundations (the infusion of the foundations of Honors learning with the various Honors Learning Experiences) and the overall expectations of the Honors Program.

    Roles:

    -Establish authentic and meaningful connections with students new to KSU Journey Honors College

    -Contribute to creating a welcoming environment that helps new University Honors Program students feel a sense of belonging within the Honors Community

    -Lead discussions and activities within the HON 1100 class in collaboration with seminar instructors

    Responsibilities and Requirements:

    ** Course requirements will be outlined in class

    - Attend 1 introductory/orientation meeting in the Spring semester

    - Attend the summer retreat training (1 day) prior to the Fall semester

    - Assist with the Honors Welcome Event

    - Attend Honors events with students in their section and plan at least 1 facilitated activity for their own students to attend outside of class (more than 1 is highly encouraged!)

    -Regularly communicate with students between class meetings and serve as a campus resource

    -Create an independent leadership presentation for your class

    -Attend two one-on-one meetings with Advanced Peer Mentors during Midterms and Finals

    -Attend and engage in mandatory weekly Peer Mentor Team leadership class (non-credit bearing)

    -Attend every session of the HON 1100 class to which they are assigned

    -Assist the Honors College with events and other programs, as requested.

    -Attend the weekly team leadership class with dates, times, and locations to be announced during the entire fall semester, which runs from August through December.

    To be considered for the position, applicants must:

    - Must be available to attend at least one section of the HON 1100 seminar (TBA)

    - Have completed the KSU 1101H or HON 1100 course with a B or better

    - Be a currently enrolled Honors Scholar in good standing with KSU Journey Honors College

    - Have between 4 to 7 hours a week to dedicate to the position (based on # of classes assigned and how many you are available for)

    - Have internet access over the summer to complete online training

    Benefits:

    - Honors Peer Mentor is a paid position ($8.50/hour for 4 to 7 hours per week)

    - Receive a $250 scholarship and Honors Learning Experience credit for the fall 2021 semester

    - Acquire leadership experience for your resume

    - Network with the students, faculty, and staff of KSU Journey Honors College

    Contact Dr. Rita Bailey if you are interested in becoming an Honors Peer Mentor for the Spring 2022 semester.

  • The Honors Advisory Leadership Council is searching for new members for the Spring 2022 semester. Students who participate receiving an Honors Learning Experience with the potential to extend participation in future semesters.

    Mission: 

    The mission of the KSU Journey Honors College Honors Advisory Leadership Council is to promote the contribution of Honors students and gather insight on the needs of students to foster a better connection with faculty, staff, administration, and alumni.

    Qualifications:  

    The applicant must demonstrate a significant leadership contribution to student life, student volunteerism, and/ or the KSU community through involvement in at least two of the following areas for a minimum of one semester, with an expectation granted for freshman applicants.

    • Volunteer student representation
    • Committee involvement
    • Student organization leadership
    • Residence hall leadership
    • Athletic leadership
    • Student Orientation leadership
    • Event planning and implementation
    • Leadership and/or involvement in an initiative that had university-wide impact
    • Other form of leadership not listed
    • Only ONE of your selected leadership involvements may be part of a paid position (not including scholarships). To use one paid position as part of this application, you must explain how your leadership role exceeded the expectation of the job for which you were paid. 

    Eligibility:

    The applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

    • Full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student in KSU Journey Honors College
    • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.6 on a 4.0 scale
    • Must not have been found in violation of any University policy within the past year
    • Be up to date on required HLEs for the applicant’s designation
    • Has not served beyond two years on the Honors Advisory Leadership Council
    • Must be able to attend the monthly HALC meetings

    The deadline to apply is Oct. 22nd at 5pm. For additional information, please contact Dr. Keir Singleton at ksingle6@kennesaw.edu 

    Please click here to apply.

  • The Honors Computer Science and Applications Minor is designed to provide a credential to
    high-achieving Honors students seeking to develop a strong proficiency in data structures,
    computer architecture, and algorithm analysis. Students who complete this minor will be
    eligible to apply for the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) at KSU without
    taking any additional foundations courses.

    Click here for additional information.

  • Listed below are two opportunities through the Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity.

    Program One: The Market for Ideas Reading Groups

    These groups provide a forum for students to engage with key texts in economics and related disciplines with a cohort of their peers under the guidance of a Bagwell Center affiliated faculty member. Students who are accepted will earn a $200 stipend for each group completed (up to three groups). Students can learn more about the program and submit an application here: https://coles.kennesaw.edu/econopp/opportunities/reading-group.php 
    The deadline to apply for this program is Monday, September 6, 2021.

    Program Two: Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    This fellowship is open to undergraduate students from any discipline or program across KSU’s campuses. Students who are accepted will have an opportunity to conduct original research over the course of the academic year and earn a $1,200 stipend for doing so. Students can learn more about the program and submit an application here: https://coles.kennesaw.edu/econopp/opportunities/undergraduate-fellowship.php 

    The deadline to apply for this program is Friday, August 27, 2021, but late applications may be accepted.

     

  • The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) Academic Challenge - The FDIC Academic Challenge is a team competition for undergraduate students, designed to bring real-world policy questions into the classroom and address questions concerning the banking industry. All students at U.S. universities and colleges are eligible to participate. This is a team competition, and each team can have 4-5 members and a faculty advisor. Participating in this competition will be a good learning experience for students, particularly for Economics or Finance majors. Dr. Filippo Occhino of the EFQA department will be the faculty advisor of the team. If interested, students need to email a copy of their resume indicating their interest to Dr. Occhino at focchino@kennesaw.edu by 9/24/2021. For more information on the competition, please follow this link: https://www.fdic.gov/analysis/academic-challenge/  
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