Undergraduate Student Researcher (Natural Hazards): Applicants should be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field with ain interest in natural hazards and community resilience. Preference will be given to students pursuing engineering, geology, physics, or similar. This paid position expects approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. This research position will involve data collection from various online sources in the aftermath of natural hazard events - commonly referred to as digital or virtual reconnaissance. Candidates should posses technical report writing skills, independent time management, excellent organization, and a desire to learn about natural hazards and their impacts impacts on infrastructure and communities. This position is available effective immediately. If successful and desired, the student can apply for UCARE funding to extend this position through the summer at an increased numbers of hours per week. If interested, please email Dr. Wittich (cwittich AT unl.edu) as soon as possible.
Undergraduate Student Researcher (Shake Table Testing): Applicants should be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in civil engineering (or similar). This research position will enable an undergraduate student to study structural dynamics and the dynamics of rocking structures through scaled shake table testing. Students at UNL are encouraged to contact Dr. Wittich for possible UCARE positions. Students outside of UNL are encouraged to apply to the 2020 National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates site at UNL: Sustainability of Horizontal Civil Networks in Rural Areas.
Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher: Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in civil engineering (or similar) and a master's degree with a focus in structural engineering. Applicants with a strong background in programming, finite element analysis, or structural testing are encouraged to apply. Please email Dr. Wittich expressing your interest with a copy of your curriculum vitae and a writing sample (e.g. technical journal paper, conference paper, or thesis).