The field of Education Sciences is exciting because it draws from so many different perspectives. Investigation in Education Sciences involves research using a wide range of methodological practices and research designs, and yielding a variety of data. For a full list of active labs and to learn more about specific areas of research available in the School of Education at UCI by visiting our Faculty Research page.
Campuswide Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP): Encourages and facilitates research and creative activities by undergraduates from all schools and academic disciplines at UCI.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP): Provides funding for UCI undergraduates from all disciplines who are conducting summer research projects or creative activities under the guidance of UCI faculty members
Research Opportunities in the School of Education
The UCI Working Memory and Plasticity Lab at UCI (WMP Lab) is seeking highly motivated undergraduate research assistants for the 2021-2022 school year! Under the leadership of Dr. Susanne Jaeggi, the WMP Lab studies the development of working memory interventions along with other cognitive domains. By means of behavioral and neuroimaging methods, this interdisciplinary team seeks to understand the underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms that drive training-related changes. For more information about our studies, please check out the WMP Lab website at https://wmp.education.uci.edu/. To apply for the research assistant position, please visit https://bit.ly/wmplabraapp.
The UCI Measuring Undergraduate Success Trajectories Project is looking for several research assistants to join our team in the Fall 2021 quarter! Our project is a longitudinal study that aims to improve our understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences and promote evidence-based models of undergraduate student success. Students will have the opportunity to receive 4 units of credit in exchange for about 10 hours of work per week. For more information, please visit: tinyurl.com/NextGenRAposition
Interested in participating in the study? The Working Memory and Plasticity Lab at UCI (WMP Lab) is currently recruiting participants for different memory studies. In order to participate in any of our studies, you MUST be at least 18 years old. As a participant, you get to use memory training apps for free, play with mobile games, and get cash, course credit, raffles, or other forms of compensation depending on the specific study.For more information, check out: https://bit.ly/wmplabinterest.
The WRITE Center is seeking research assistants in fall, winter, and spring quarter for the 2021-2022 school year. Please review this flyer below thoroughly and contact TheWriteCenter@gmail.com to apply.
The Baby Books 2 Project is looking for research assistants for the upcoming academic year. The Baby Books 2 project is an NIH‑funded parenting intervention that embeds educational information into baby books as a way to educate low‑income, first-time parents about typical child development, injury prevention and optimal parenting practices. Phone visits are conducted with the families and prior to COVID-19 home visits were done as well. Working on this project will involve participating in weekly team meetings on zoom, helping to code videos of mother-child and father-child interactions, and entering data. The project is a partnership between UCI (Prof. Reich) and UMD (Prof. Cabrera), and research activities will involve partnership with both sites. Fluency in Spanish is a priority as this is a bilingual intervention. Only students that are able to work for a minimum of 6 hours a week and commit to at least 2 quarters will be considered. If interested, please contact Esmeralda Martin firstname.lastname@example.org.
CoATTEND is a multi-year, research project partially housed in the UCI School of Education. With UCI faculty Dr. van Es as one of the principal investigators, CoATTEND brings middle and high school mathematics teachers in Anaheim Union High School District to collaborate with community leaders and researchers around equitable teaching and noticing practices. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation, and aims to develop frameworks that help mathematics teachers implement equitable practices.
The Bilingual Mind and Brain Lab is seeking research assistants for the 2021-2022 school year. Please review this flyer below thoroughly and apply by emailing Calvin Yam (email@example.com).
This project intends to understand how novice science teachers learn and develop instructional practices from preparation period to the second year of teaching
Job & responsibilities of the research assistant
The primary responsibility is assisting data collection and analyses. Two forms of data were collected in this project. One is the video of science instruction at the middle and high school science classrooms. The other is the interview with the participating teachers. RA will engage in assisting data collection via school visit, and analyzing qualitative data, such as: (a) transcribing a part of video or whole interviews, (b) coding the interview transcripts, (c) coding the teaching videos, (d) checking the inter-rater reliabilities, (e) writing a brief memo, etc.
1. Having the experiences of educational research, in particular, analyzing classroom-based data & developing writing skills
2. Learning about the contemporary vision of good science teaching advocated by science education community
3. Learning about the Next Generation Science Standards
4. Building relationships with PhD students and faculty in School of Education
5. Becoming a member of a research team
How to apply?
Send the following information to Dr. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)