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Eye tracking study: Earn $50 for 2.5 hours

Hello world

We are seeking participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.

Am I eligible? You are eligible to participant in this research study if you: 

  • Are able to visit our lab at CU Boulder
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have not previously taken part in the online learning study with our lab (check if unsure)
  • Are in good health
  • Have no history of seizures
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Are proficient with computers

What does my participation entail? The study requires one visit (2-3 hours) to the lab on East Campus (1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, CO 80309), plus one 30-minute follow-up questionnaire to be completed online.

The first visit will involve having your eye movements, physiological responses (e.g. heart rate), video of your face/upper body, and brain activity non-invasively recorded while you complete a computer-based reading task and answer several questionnaires. It will take approximately 2-3 hours and you will be paid $20 per hour. About a week later, you will complete a 30-minute online survey; upon completion you will receive an additional $10. 

What are the COVID-related safety procedures? We will take utmost care to ensure your safety for the duration of the visit, with stringent procedures approved by CU administration. 

  • We provide masks, handwashing stations and temperature checks on arrival
  • All occupants of the building are required to wear a mask at all times
  • All equipment is sterilized between uses with medical-grade disinfectant
  • You will be alone in the testing room for most of the study (a researcher will run the session from an adjacent room, instructing you via video conference)
  • Only six people will be in the facility at a time (<50% occupancy)

How will I get paid? Payment will be via an Amazon gift card. 

What are the next steps? If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com.
 

Earn money, contribute to science, get a picture of your brain!

The Intermountain Neuorimaging Consortium (INC) is a brain imaging research facility in the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU Boulder. We use MRI scans to study how the brain works and how the brain changes across the lifespan. We currently have six to seven studies that are looking for participants from a range of ages across the Denver metro area.

If you have always wanted to see what your brain looks like or would simply like to contribute to neuroscience research in Colorado, please see our website for more details on specific studies that are currently recruiting participants.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty. Openings for new clients will be available between mid-September and mid-October. Call now to start the intake process and get on the wait list!

For more information, call our intake line, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Grad students: Join health insurance info session Sept. 2

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) with CU's Health & Wellness for an information session about Gold SHIP and dental insurance plans from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The session will be recorded for those who cannot make the live event.

Here’s the Zoom link to participate. There will be time for Q&A; submit questions in advance using this link

Center for Teaching & Learning hosting drop-in office hours

Have questions as you start your semester? Looking to talk through an idea for your courses with someone? Drop in to the CTL's open office hours to talk with a CTL staff member about any aspect of your teaching in any modality.

Office hours will be Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 28, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No need to register; click here during open hours to join the meeting. You will need to be logged into Zoom with CU credentials to access this meeting.

Deadline Sept. 7 for LGBTQ+ science fiction story submissions

Is there a way to celebrate LGBTQ+ voices in STEM and also have a ton of fun? Why not write a science fiction story/poetry/script that explores LGBTQ+ themes?

oSTEM at CU Boulder is hosting a science fiction contest. All CU students—graduate and undergraduate, from any major/area of study—are invited to submit their original, written works.

The deadline to submit is noon, Sept. 7. The winning works will be performed by students in the CU Theatre Department during our LGBTQ+ in STEM Community day event via Zoom at noon, Sept. 12.

Get details and the submission form.

Paid research study for adults who fear spiders

The CU Boulder Psychology Department is looking for adults aged 18-40 to participate in a study about attitudes towards spiders, which requires looking at various spider stimuli. This is a paid research study that consists of one 4-hour session. You will earn $60 for the completion of this study.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 18-40 years of age
  • Physically healthy
  • Experience significant fear of spiders
  • Qualify based on a short online survey

If you're interested, please email alex.kirk@colorado.edu for more information. 

Learn a new language in a fun, engaging environment—that’s the ALTEC advantage

The world awaits you—explore languages and cultures virtually with the Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC)! We’ve expanded our program this fall to bring you 20 classes over six languages and five levels, plus additional time options. With beginner and intermediate levels, as well as advanced conversation classes, there's no better time to commit to broadening your horizon from the comfort of your home.

ALTEC's fall non-credit language classes run Sept. 14 through Nov. 20 and meet twice a week at noon or in the evening for remote, live learning. Choose from:

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Current CU affiliates receive a deep discount and pay just $150. Visit us online to learn more and discover the ALTEC advantage. Classes fill up quickly; enroll today.

Also, be sure to enter to win our raffle! The lucky winner will receive a free class this fall.

Want a built-in conversation partner? Invite your friends and fellow language lovers to learn with you.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom. 

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty. Openings for new clients will be available between mid-September and mid-October. Call now to start the intake process and get on the wait list!

For more information, call our intake line, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Volunteers needed for Fall Welcome

Did you miss out on move-in week volunteering or want a bit more interaction with students? (Outside and with face coverings of course!)

We are looking for CU volunteers who enjoy engaging and talking with students to help us continue the exceptional work of the Fall Welcome experience. Volunteers will be stationed at key transportation hubs around campus to help guide students to their destinations, to raise awareness about updates to key transportation services, and to help direct students to resources. Click here for full details and to sign up.

Due to health and safety guidelines for campus, all volunteer roles are open only to current CU students, staff and faculty this year. In order to further ensure your safety, these roles will be outside-only, will facilitate social distancing and will require minimal setup.

Transportation ambassador volunteer role

Engage and assist students to provide transportation updates, directions, answer questions and more. We will provide basic training and materials that you will need to be informed.

  • Bus routes and schedule updates
  • Bike route updates and key dates for bike program
  • Rules of the road for all wheeled devices
  • Walking path and distance information
  • Parking guidance

Volunteer training

Volunteer training will take place via Zoom on the following dates. We will follow up with you once you have selected your time slot: 

  • Thursday, Aug 20, noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 21, noon to 12:30 p.m.

If you can’t make these times, we can work out other options.

Shifts

There will be three shifts at multiple locations taking place Sunday evening, Aug. 23, and Monday and Tuesday mornings, Aug. 24 and 25. 

Click here for more details on shifts and to sign up. You will receive an invitation to a brief a volunteer training.

Fall piano lessons for children and teens

The CU Youth Piano Program has opened the registration period for piano lessons for the fall 2020. This fall, all lessons will be conducted online. 

The program offers two options for fall lessons:

Regular lessons

  • 14 lessons with experienced graduate teachers
  • Options of 30, 45 or 60 minutes per week
  • Lessons start after Aug. 24
  • All levels of experience welcome
  • Ages 6–18
  • Learn more and pre-register

Lessons with a piano pedagogy intern

  • 9 lessons with an undergraduate student (junior or senior) taking piano pedagogy courses
  • Up to 45 minutes per week, depending on age
  • Deeply discounted rate
  • Lessons are supervised by faculty in the piano pedagogy department at CU Boulder
  • Lessons start after Sept. 7
  • Ages 7–18
  • Only for absolute beginners
  • Lessons will be video recorded to provide feedback to instructors
  • Limited spaces
  • For information, contact alejandro.cremaschi@colorado.edu

Piano lessons for absolute beginner adults this fall

Take piano lessons with an undergraduate piano intern this fall! These lessons are for adult students, staff or faculty who are absolute beginners at the piano instruction (no exceptions).

The instructors are undergraduate piano majors in their junior or senior year. No university credit. Professor Alejandro Cremaschi supervises the interns.

Because of COVID-19 limitations, all lessons will happen online. You must have a piano or keyboard.

Learn more.

Science communication and outreach course applications due Aug. 21

Applications for this fall’s science communication and outreach course, with a non-credit option through the CU Science Discovery Science Ambassadors Program, are due by Aug. 21. This course is based on the NSF's Portal to the Public science communication curriculum, which strives to prepare scientists and engineers to share their research with diverse public audiences.

The course will be held remotely and synchronously this year on six Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.

Contact alexandra.rose@colorado.edu and kathryn.penzkover@colorado.edu for more information.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

For more information, call our intake line, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.