Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

ACRE: Assessment of Cannabis Use and Related Experiences

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Matthew Enkema
Telephone: (206) 221-5325
Email: menkema@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Matthew Enkema
Supervisor Title: Graduate Student
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

This research project investigates marijuana use and related experiences, such as sleep, craving, stress, and coping. You will have the opportunity to play an important role in all levels of the study using new technology and methodology that is funded by state and federal grants. Roles will include administering surveys in-person, providing technical support for participants, contacting participants for retention purposes, and managing data.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Flexible
Student commitment: Two quarter minimum

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
10 % data entry % video taping % animal care
10 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data 30 % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 30 % running subjects % histology
10 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    10 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

Being comfortable on the phone, for scheduling and retention purposes is preferred. Also, experience troubleshooting issues with smartphone applications is desirable.