Mark Wilson, Professor

Closed (1) Software Quality Assurance Engineer (3 positions)

Closed. This professor is continuing with Fall 2017 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Spring 2018.

This will be a SQA trainee position, performing various quality assurance responsibilities i.e. testing, test case development. We need two candidates.


The URAP position requires students to
1) Developing detailed test cases for our web applications, updating existing test cases
2) Testing new functionality and bug fixes.
3) Review and update automated selenium scripts
4) Write selenium scripts

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Shazi Khan

Qualifications: Required Qualifications - Familiarity with web-based applications -Detailed and analytical - Strong communication skills for working with IT staff about defect findings and feature development - Ability to adapt to changing priorities and quickly respond to urgent tasks - Basic programming know how

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 2000 Center St. Downtown Berkeley

Related website: bearcenter.berkeley.edu

Closed (2) Technical user manual Writer

Closed. This professor is continuing with Fall 2017 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Spring 2018.

The undergraduate will help with developing a user manual for a software system (BASS) and  
brief YouTube tutorials for the same system.


BASS stands for BEAR Assessment System Software. We need someone to help create a user guide so that users (ideally K-12 teachers) can learn how to use the BASS. For example, we will need tutorials about how to: (A) log-in to the systems, (B) create or put their assessment materials (test questions, etc.) into the system,  (C) create tests, (D) give tests to students, (E) score tests, and (F) give test results and feedback to students. 
The apprentice would help develop instructional material and videos for one or more of the BASS features. 


-Gather the current bits and pieces of instructions and format into How to's and User manuals
-Work with the programmers to write instruction for the user manuals
-Write FAQ document



Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Chanel Quisol

Qualifications: An interest and/or experience in writing and technology is a plus

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 2000 Center St

Related website: http://bearcenter.berkeley.edu/

Closed (3) Market research Intern

Closed. This professor is continuing with Fall 2017 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Spring 2018.

This will be a marketing trainee position, performing various market analysis tasks


-Help research competitors and come up with quantitative pricing plan for various tiers of software
-Conduct a competitor analysis of educational assessments and related technology

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Kara Sammet

Qualifications: Required Qualifications - Have a basic understanding of application of marketing and marketing principles -Be proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills -Have strong communication and presentation skills – both written and verbal -Have a strong ability to communicate effectively -Pay attention to detail and be able to handle multiple concurrent tasks -keen ability to search and do market research for pricing activities.

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: 2000 Center St.Downtown Berkeley

Related website: http://bearcenter.berkeley.edu/

Closed (4) Supporting Scientific Practices in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Closed. This professor is continuing with Fall 2017 apprentices on this project; no new apprentices needed for Spring 2018.

Research on scientific practices typical treats scientific argumentation,
explanation, and scientific modeling as stand-alone practices for supporting students and
theoretical analyses. In this project, we are developing an integrated model of how these three
aspects of scientific practice interrelate and work together. We are developing a learning
progression for this integrated model of practice that characterizes how learners can build
increasingly more sophisticated versions of this practice over time. We are constructing this
learning progression through measurable improvements in students’ performance and
understanding of scientific practice observed in longitudinal studies conducted in the elementary
and middle grades.

Tasks include scoring of written items and student interviews, and basic data analysis tasks



Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Karen Draney

Qualifications: Student must have basic understanding of middle school science in one or more of the following areas: chemistry, physics, biology.

Weekly Hours: 6-9 hrs

Related website: http://bearcenter.berkeley.edu/