2018 UARE Winter Projects

This page lists all of the University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE) projects for winter (January - April) 2018. To apply on any project, see the How to Apply section on the UARE main page here.

Please note that while a desired applicant background is stated, this represents an "ideal" candidate and not all points are required, or necessary. 

Project Title Department Internship Location Internship Start Date Are the start or end dates flexible? Desired Field of (Intern) Study
A smartphone app to learn road quality Computing Science Edmonton January 8th, 2018 No Excellent coding skills with (verifiable) experience in app development using Android OS.
Addressing community concerns about health risks from H. pylori infection Medicine Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes no preference; students with a wide array of backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Addressing UAlberta Student Mental Health Issues Anthropology Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes social science
Association between essential fatty acid status and breast cancer AFNS Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Students may start later, but not earlier Some laboratory experience and background in any of the science disciplines
Augmented Reality for Pediatric Simulations Computing Science Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes software engineering, Unity 3D, AR glasses
Automating 3D Ultrasound Medical Image Analysis with Deep Learning Radiology Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Computer Science, Engineering.
Bubble chamber design and construction Physics Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Physics, particle physics, engineering
Combustion engine and fast exhaust gas sensor testing and calibration Mechanical Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Yes Mechanical Engineering interested in experimental work and familiarity with combustion engines
Cross-dialectal differences in child-directed speech Linguistics Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Linguistics, Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Phonetics/Phonology
Developing mathematical models to study immune checkpoint interactions Pharmacy Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Development of swimming in pipe robot chemical and materials Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes electrical engineering, automation, computer science, mechanical engineering
Development of wearable technologies for outcome evaluation of clinical treatments Mechanical Engineering Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Emacs+org-mode+Python Path to reproducible research Chemical and Materials Engineering Department Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Computer science , Electrical engineering or any engineering with programming skills
Energy system numerical solvers based on FPGAs/GPUs Electrical and Computer Engineering Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Electrical and computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science.
Experimental Testing of Boundary Layer Control in a Wind Tunnel Mechanical Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Yes Mechanical Engineering with a knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and ability to do experimental work
Exploration of fluid flow, heat transfer, and electromagnetic phenomena in molten metal in welding CME Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Future Energy Systems: high power drive systems Electrical and Computer Engineering Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Smart Electrical Grids, Future Energy Systems, Power Electronics
Greenhouse gas fluxes in croplands, grasslands, and/or forest ecosystems Renewable Resources Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Yes "The intern will be introduced to sophisticated methods, and this work will be conducted in collaboration with other members of our team. Numerical, computational and communicational skills are highly desirable. Proactive, flexible, dedicated, well-centered, and responsible are other expected assets. The intern will work on experiments in greenhouses and laboratory as well as data analyses and presentation. Academic focus on environmental, biology, agriculture or soil sciences studies are desirable.
High Latitude Ocean Studies Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Yes Some combination of Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences - Actually having experience with oceanography or atmospheric sciences less important than strong mathematical/physics/computational skills.
Identification of volatile chemicals emitted by fungal associates of bark beetles Renewable Resources Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Yes Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Entomology, Forestry
Internship in Democratic Reform of the Government of Ukraine - Good Governance and Rule of Law Secondary Education Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes International studies, international law, political science, public policy and administration, history, economics, critical studies
Internship in Democratic Reform of the Government of Ukraine - Higher Education Secondary Education Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Cultural studies, education, international studies, international law, political science, public policy and administration, secondary education, sociology, economics, critical studies, tertiary student government
Internship in Democratic Reform of the Government of Ukraine - Linguistics and Language Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Language and Nationality, Ukrainian Studies, International Studies, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Applied linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology
LiveBook Virtual-Patient Case Editor Computing Science Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes software engineering, visualization, javascript
Modelling protein protein interactions Pharmacy Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Physics, Computer Science
Neuroprotective agents for cerebral malaria Pediatrics Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes BIological sciences, including lab experience
Novel Resuscitation techniques during neonatal resuscitation Pediatrics Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes The project will vary depending on the students skills: For example, a medical student will be more involved in animal experiments for delivery room resuscitation research, while students with computer programming skills would work more on the technical skill site (programming) of the project
Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Sport N/A Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Be in a sport science/kinesiology or physical education degree, having taken some courses on youth sport or youth development or psychology
Reproducible research through Python code integration Mechanical Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Yes Knowledge of Python, Latex, GIT and Matlab. Familiarity with Linux, EMACS and ORG Mode desirable.
Smartphone app on the quality of pedestrian experience in cities City Region Studies Centre Edmonton January 8th, 2018 Students may start later, but not earlier Computer science, mobile media, game design, applied mathematics, geography, urban planning, geographical information systems, electrical engineering, media studies, digital media.
Solid State Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Chemistry
Speech Accents in Games MLCS / HUCO Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Sociolinguistics, especially regional dialectology (esp. varieties of British and American English), and an interest in digital media / videogames
Structure-function relationship of antifungal unsaturated fatty acids and their mode of action Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Food science, biochemistry or related fields
Transport in Micro/nanofluidic devices Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton January 9th, 2018 Yes Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry
Understanding Li-Si phase formation in high-temperature compatible batteries Physics Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Physics, materials science / engineering, chemistry, or similar
Additive manufacturing with continuous fiber reinforcement for Fused Deposition Modelling process Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2008 Yes Mechatronics, Electronics, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering
Design for additive manufacturing: Comparison of design tools Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2009 Yes Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Industrial Engineering
Dusty Skies and Dirty Cities: Light-Induced Chemistry at the Surface of Atmospheric Dust Chemistry Edmonton January 2nd, 2010 Yes I would prefer students to have a background in chemistry (i.e. undergraduate courses in analytical and/or organic chemistry), although I am also happy to accept chemical/environmental engineering students or earth/atmospheric science students with some chemistry background.
Genetically-encoded discovery of materials Chemistry Edmonton January 5th, 2018 Yes chemistry / biochemistry
Geometric Optimisation of 3D Printed Assemblies Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2012 Yes Mechanical, Industrial, or Systems Engineering
Hybrid Metal 3D printing processes Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2013 Yes Material Sciences, Metallurgy, Mechanical , or Industrial Engineering
Image segmentaton and registration in oral health Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Edmonton January 2nd, 2014 Yes The candidate should have background in electrical engineering, computer sciences, or similar, good command in MATLAB; good computer skills; knowledge in image processing; good organization, verbal/writing communication skills in English; last but not the least, good attitude to learn and be flexible with the changes in all aspects.
Responsive Polymer-Based Sensors for Bacteria in Water Chemistry Edmonton January 2nd, 2015 Yes Materials Science and Engineering
Small UAV systems design and prototyping Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2016 Yes Mechatronics, Systems, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Processes Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2017 Yes Statistics, Educational Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Social Sciences
Understanding Li-Si phase formation in high-temperature compatible batteries Physics Edmonton January 2nd, 2018 Yes Physics, materials science / engineering, chemistry, or similar
Variable Adaptive Infills for 3D printing applications Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2019 Yes Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechatronics
Vision based feedback for Additive Manufacturing Mechanical Edmonton January 2nd, 2020 Yes Electronics, Mechatronics, computer, or Mechanical Engineering