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Research Assistants – Eye-biometrics tracking device

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Prof. Pegard and Prof. Rodriguez-Romaguera, faculty members of the Carolina Stress Initiative ( are currently seeking research assistants to develop devices that track arousal in animals and in humans by measuring ocular biometrics. We are looking for undergraduate researchers for the positions listed below:

-3D Design. We are developing custom eyewear for adults and children. For this, we are looking for someone with good 3D design skills, proficient with Fusion 360, that will design miniature devices that will be mounted on the head of mice, and smart goggles for humans. Our lab has access to a Formlabs 3d printer that you will be able to use to build and update your custom designs. You will be working closely with the team to integrate electronics into your design.

– Electronics Engineering, wireless streaming, and data collection
This project aims to develop electronic hardware and software to measure the current generated by a photodiode in low-light conditions, and live stream the data to a cell phone. The skills we are looking for are in electronics, PCB design, wireless data transfer, and programing skills to design a data-collection app.

Interested candidates should send an email to Nicolas Pegard ( with a CV, a brief intro explaining what opportunity they are interested in, a description of their relevant experience for the project, and their availability to commit for the project (a few hours, part-time, full time). We are willing to discuss opportunities for volunteers, students interested in research for credit, and paid internships, depending on experience, goals, and the amount of time candidates are able to commit to the project.

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Nicolas Pegard, Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera
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Nicolas Pegard, Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera
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