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Earn $50 to participate in programming research study

The Institute of Cognitive Science is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study investigating the trustworthiness of computer code. Participants should have at least four years’ experience with coding and experience with the C programming language. The experiment will take approximately one hour and will take place on Main Campus in Muenzinger Room D 424.

Participants will be compensated with a $50 American Express gift card for their participation. 

Requirements to participate:

  •  You must be between 18-65 years old.
  •  You must have experience with C.
  •  You must have four years’ experience with programming.

Open slots (two participants per slot)

Tuesday, June 18

  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30–3 p.m.
  • 3–4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30–3 p.m.
  • 3–4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 20

  • 9–10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30–3 p.m.
  • 3–4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21

  • 9–10:30 a.m. 

Scheduling participants will be coordinated by Professor Leanne Hirshfield from the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU. If you can participate, please email Hirshfield’s research assistant Lucas Hayne at lucas.hayne@colorado.edu, indicating two potential time slots that would work for your schedule.

Renee Crown Wellness Institute welcomes applications for finance and grant manager

CU Boulder is seeking an individual with aligned values and interests to oversee the finance, accounting and grant operations for the Renee Crown Wellness Institute, a recently established interdisciplinary research institute committed to promoting the mental health and wellness of children, youth and the families and educators who support them. 

The individual in this position will assist and report to the institute director and associate director with the oversight of all financial operations of the institute; management of institute budgets, including overseeing projections and ensuring the ongoing financial stability and growth of the Institute; as well as personnel administration. 

Learn more and apply.

Participants needed for dance research study

The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory on Main Campus is conducting a study that examines the effect of electrical stimulation on improving single-leg balance in experienced dancers.

The study will consist of:

  • One familiarization session (~30 minutes)
  • Two evaluations (~2.5 hours) before and after interventions
    • Training history, balance, strength and steadiness
  • 12 interventions (~30 minutes per session)
    • Three times per week for four weeks

Please contact leah.davis@colorado.edu for more information.

IT help desk internship in Boulder: 30–40 hours per week, $15 per hour

There is an IT help desk internship opportunity with a local company in Boulder. We are looking for a candidate who can work 30 hours each week with the option to work up to 40. Pay is $15 per hour.

GSI Service Group is located at Canyon and Folsom, just a short five minutes from the campus. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with our company! For more information, please contact Sommer at smullen@gsisg.com or 720-661-8522.

Grad students: Need to activate your summer RTD pass?

Graduate students whose summer appointments were not entered into the HR system before May 15 are starting to get their RTD transit passes suspended.

If you are a graduate student in this situation, please have your supervisor email buspass@colorado.edu to confirm your summer employment. Due to RTD system limitations, it could take up to 72 hours for all card readers to recognize the card status change. However, it typically takes less than 24 hours for most buses.

12-Week Summer Publication Bootcamp kicks off June 6

Worried about the summer productivity slump? Planning on publishing one of your conference papers but finding yourself running around in circles? Need a group to workshop your paper with?

The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invite all graduate students and postdocs to join a 12-Week Summer Publication Bootcamp. Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., various locations. Email questions to gradprofdev@colorado.edu. Learn more.

Earn $15 for participating in a research study on memory

We are looking for individuals to participate in a research study on memory. The study will take approximately 90 minutes and participants will receive $15 for their time.

Participants requirements:

  • Ages 18–40
  • Able to read and speak English
  • No history of brain injury, neurological or psychiatric disorder
  • No severe cognitive or psychological problems

This study is designed to learn more about the different ways that people can manipulate information about which they are currently thinking, including keeping that information in mind, manipulating it in some manner, and removing that information from your thoughts.

Sign up online.

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Nurture your inner creative technologist with a summertime digital adventure

Person works at standing tree desk

As the host of Science Channel’s survival series Hacking the Wild, digital survivalist Andrew Quitmeyer hacks his way back from the wild to civilization using outdoor survival skills and a miscellaneous collection of wires, laptops and tracking devices.

During ATLAS Summer School in July, Quitmeyer will share his skills in the weeklong workshop Wild and Wearable Studio. 

Learn more and discover other engaging ATLAS Summer School classes.

HR welcomes applications for a training and development specialist

The Department of Human Resources at CU Boulder welcomes applications for a training and development specialist. 

This position reports to the Training Manager and exists to design and deliver training programs to university employees. Specific functions include delivery, coordination and evaluation of new and existing training programs. This person in this role will research, design and implement trainings. 

Learn more and apply.

Children ages 5–10 needed for paid research study on hearing

Child participating in hearing research

Volunteers are needed for a paid study in the Children's Auditory Perception Lab at CU Boulder. Children would be required to wear headphones to listen for a target word in various types of background noise.

We are currently recruiting children ages 5–10. We're looking for individuals who speak English at home, have no history of hearing complications, no more than three ear infections, and no concerns about development.

Participants are compensated $10 per hour for one and a half hours of testing.

Interested? Email Heather Hurlbut at childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252 for more information or to see if your child qualifies.