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Faculty, teaching assistants: Exam grading made easy

Did you know the Testing & Assessment Center offers exam grading?

  • Conveniently located on campus with pick-up and delivery options available upon request.
  • Committed to providing fast, accurate and secure exam grading.  We guarantee your results within one business day and typically complete orders within two hours of intake. 
  • Standard reports include a grid result, class roster, item analysis and detailed item analysis in Excel format, as well as a histogram and Individual Test Results in PDF format.  
  • Using Canvas? Let us upload the scores for you! After receiving an email notification upon completion, scores will remain hidden/muted from your students until after your review of the results.  

Testing & Assessment Center, a division of CU Imaging Services
Folsom Stadium, Gate 7, Room 148 (2-6700)

Couples needed for a research study

Couples needed: Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting 1 hour. 

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years-old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active
  • English speaking
  • Willing to be video recorded
  • Not currently pregnant

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility. 

Teens needed for study on cognition, emotions, resilience

Do you want to participate in a study about cognition, emotions and resilience? Are you a teen ages 15–19? Or do you know a teen who may be interested?

At the Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory, we are interested in understanding how certain cognitive abilities, such as being able to pay attention or learn actions that help you achieve goals, may help teenagers to cope with stress and stay healthy.

This is a two-year study. Over the course of the study, you will have two study visits at our laboratory in Boulder, each lasting about five hours. During these visits you will be interviewed about your life experiences; you will complete some computer games that involve paying attention and learning; you will have a neuroimaging scan while you either rest quietly or play computer games; and you will answer a set of surveys on a computer.

Also as part of the study, you will complete a set of online surveys and a brief telephone interview once every six months (five times total during the two-year study participation). At the end of the study, you will have a final telephone interview, lasting about two hours.

You can earn up to $750 for your time and effort completing the study.

To learn more, you or your parent/legal guardian (if you are age 17 or younger) can visit our website at www.raddlab.com, contact our lab directly at 303-735-8306 or email us at raddlab@colorado.edu.

Join paid study on sleep, performance, gut health

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a healthy male or female
  • Ages 18-35

Study visits include:

  • Consent appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Medical screening appointment at Boulder’s CTRC
  • An actiwatch appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Two application appointments of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors
  • Two outpatient food pickups in Aurora
  • Two laboratory visits spanning 3.7 days each, with 17 days in between visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Main procedures involved:

  • Consumption of prebiotic and placebo supplement
  • Sleep loss
  • Blood draws
  • Computer testing
  • Biological specimen sampling

Compensation is up to $2,451.

Students needed for wellness study

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on wellness and stress coping in CU students. We want to understand what makes CU students resilient or vulnerable to stress, and explore how peer-based programs may foster wellness.

The study includes a few different parts:

  • Everyone in the study will be sent a series of electronic surveys three times over the course of the year.
  • Some qualifying participants will also complete two in-person research visits, which include an interview about life experiences, a set of computer games, and a neuroimaging scan.
  • Participants who are using Peer Wellness Coaching services at CU may choose to share information about their coaching experience with our research team (but you do not have to be using Peer Wellness Coaching to participate in the study). 

The study takes place over the course of a full year, and you will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $504 to $608 for completing all parts of the study).

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the RADD Lab at raddlab@colorado.edu, 303-735-8306, or complete our web screen at raddlab.com/participate. 

Join sleep study: Compensation up to $750

Are you ages 18-35 and healthy? 

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. 

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750. Get study details.

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu.

Active in a student org? $1,000 leadership scholarships available

James E. Schafer Scholarship for student leaders

The UMC Board knows that CU’s student leaders make a difference. We encourage you to apply for the James E. Schafer Scholarship for student leaders. Each award is $1,000.

If you have been involved in a CUSG-recognized student group or organization for at least one full semester and meet the other criteria, we encourage you to apply!

The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Applications are available on the UMC website.

Where do you go if you need printing done or copies made?

CU Imaging Services:

  • Offers high-quality, full-service printing
  • Supports and strongly encourages the use of recycled and recyclable paper products
  • Provides campus with sustainable services, staffed with print professionals
  • Supports campus revenue, retention, collaboration and reputation
  • Price matches when you bring in a local competitor’s quote
  • Accepts SpeedTypes and procurement cards in addition to cash, check and personal credit cards

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) in the UMC, first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.

Join the UMC Board to be involved, be heard!

Want to be part of the decisions that shape the UMC and that help us fulfill our mission? Apply for the UMC Board!

The UMC Board is the governing body for your student union and currently has openings for student members. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply today!

Note: You must be able to attend the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Apply now for UROP funding

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at CU Boulder invites applications for student grants from undergraduates of all majors. 

Students proposing projects for the summer 2020 and/or 2020-21 academic year grant terms must apply by Feb. 14, 2020.

Student grant types

All full-time, degree-seeking CU Boulder undergraduates working under the mentorship of an eligible faculty mentor in any field of study (major) may apply for the following student grant types.

  • Assistantships (with stipends from $1,000 to $2,000) allow students to assist a mentor on a project and do not require an original proposal.
  • Individual grants (with stipends from $1,500 to $3,000) allow students to take ownership of part or all of a project with an original proposal.

Read the Application Guide for details about the process.

Contact the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at urop@colorado.edu, 303-492-2596 or Norlin Library S430.

Paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 and 1.5 – Behavioral Lab Tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI Scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a following brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Emotion Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547. 

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting adults ages 35-55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high-blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker. 

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

Participate in an Alternative Breaks trip

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Looking for spring break plans? Participate in an Alternative Breaks trip! 

Alternative Breaks sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during each college break. This weeklong journey over spring break provides students with the opportunity to partake in meaningful service, reflect upon their experiences and create long-lasting connections with others, all with the goal of creating active citizens.

The Spring Break Trips take place Saturday, March 21, through Sunday, March 29, 2020. The cost is $200 per person, which includes transportation, food, lodging, community partner fees, some entertainment activities and most means. The CU Alternative Breaks program has many scholarships available, just indicate interest and need when submitting the participant application. In addition, you may choose to apply for the Casey Feldman Scholarship.

To learn more about the five Spring Break Trips the CU Alternative Breaks program is offering, visit our website. Apply soon, as spots are limited!

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

Are you aged 18–45 and healthy?

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Join our research study on light exposure and the body clock.

This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18–45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days, consisting of wearing an activity tracking watch at home and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.