Student Research Opportunities

Closes January 21, 2022
We are analyzing a cool dataset of videos gathered with headcams worn by infants and children, capturing their first person perspectives of their early experiences.  We code these videos to get descriptive measures of the kinds of objects and events that children experience.  Research assistants (RAs) in this project help us code the videos by annotating images with detailed graphical outlines and word tags.  They learn about semantic development and how we can use this data to build statistical and computational models of children’s knowledge and language development. For this project, we...
Contact: kmkoch3@illinois.edu | More Info
Closes January 29, 2022
Image on the left shows 3 brightly colored clip-art pictures on a white background; image on the right shows a cute preschool-aged girl with curly hair.
The Language Acquisition Lab is seeking responsible, highly motivated students with an interest in language, learning, and children to assist with our research projects during Spring 2022. We do experiments on word learning and sentence processing in toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. We need students who are interested in learning about online data collection (e.g., via Zoom appointment!) as well as in-lab data collection. Take a look at our website, listed below, for more information. We hope to hear from you soon.  
Contact: lalab@illinois.edu | Website | Apply | More Info
Closes May 1, 2022
This research opportunity involves working with intro and advanced graduate students on relevant projects involving emotion processing and cognition. The lab uses techniques including survey data, EEG/ERPs, fMRI, eye-tracking, and neuropsychological tasks. We are looking for students who are motivated, reliable, and interested in our lab's research goals. We encourage all applicants of this nature to apply, regardless of their specific skills or level of experience, as our group can provide a wide variety of opportunities. However, while not required, experience with coding or statistical...
Contact: hohl2@illinois.edu | Website | Apply | More Info
Closes May 1, 2022
We are looking for undergraduates who are interesting in gaining research experience and learning more about the cognitive processes involved in decision making. Our lab is engaged in several ongoing projects investigating how people search for information, learn from experience, or plan for the future. Research assistants support these projects in several ways, including running behavioral experiments in the lab, reviewing relevant literature, generating stimuli, and more. We are especially interested in students with basic programming skills, as well as those who would like to develop them...
Contact: hotaling@illinois.edu | More Info
Closes May 4, 2022
The Cultural Heritage and Racial Identity (CHRI) Lab is seeking undergraduate research assistants to assist in various projects with the overarching goal of understanding protective (e.g., identity and cultural factors) and risk (e.g., racism) factors that play a role in psychological well-being among ethnic minority individuals. Current research projects in the CHRI Lab include the following: SIMS: This study examines how college students of color perceive their social identities and the relationship between these social identities, and whether this may relate to...
Contact: heritagelab@gmail.com | Website | Apply | More Info
Closes May 14, 2022
BEAST
  We are looking for motivated undergraduate students to enroll in PSYC 290 to work on research examining emotion. We are currently conducting two studies. One study is examining the impact of emotion on reasoning and one study is examining how people’s sense of self (e.g., self-esteem, self-loathing) change over time. More studies may be added over the course of the year.  In particular, our lab typically examines the relations between emotion and psychopathology.   If you are interested in applying to work with us, please contact us at:   ...
Contact: hberenba@illinois.edu | More Info
Closes May 25, 2022
Be part of a research team studying the effectiveness of a Saturday STEM program for K-12 students who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in STEM fields. Research assistants will be involved in survey administration, observations during the Saturday sessions, and other research activities. Please contact cm51@illinois.edu if you have any questions.  
Contact: cm51@illinois.edu | Website | Apply | More Info