This year’s senior class started off Spring semester strong, testing participants around campus in the first week of class. Tomorrow, Psychology seniors will be conducting data collection for the 5th and 6th times. The psychology department needs approximately 900 pieces of participant data between the 10 senior research projects which are currently undergoing.
Research began early this semester due to a few students who are trying to meet the January 31st deadline for APS, the Association for Psychological Science’s 30th annual conference in San Francisco, California. This is an optional conference, but is the top psychological conference in the country.
Psychology seniors will be attending 3 other conferences this semester, 2 mandatory and 1 optional. They include the Sierra Nevada College symposium, Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno, and finally the Psychology Undergraduate Research Symposium at UCLA in Southern California. Students have until February 31st, one month away, to collect, analyze, and submit data to these conferences.
Six of our seniors are also taking Publication Seminar, a course offered here by Dr. Christina M. Frederick, which helps students publish the findings of their studies in Psychology Journals.
The undergraduate research program at Sierra Nevada College is truly special. While I may be biased, it gives students a huge step up on the way into Graduate school or Master’s Programs. More updates to come with the progression of our research process! Thanks for reading. 🙂
Author: Ryan Knuppenburg (Senior Intern)