Eastern students recently presented their work at national conferences. Connor Patros, a psychology major from Columbia, CT, was chosen from 700 applicants (only 70 chosen) to present his research poster at the National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on April 13. The title of Patros's poster was "An Initial Investigation of Delay Discounting and Cardiovascular Reactivity," which he worked on with Psychology Professor James Diller. Diller said he and Patros are refining the work to be published in Behavioural Processes. This is the second year that Eastern psychology majors have had a research poster accepted for the Posters on the Hill Exhibition in the nation's capital.
Three students, Robert Brown, a senior psychology major from Burlington, CT; Erin Galipeau, a senior psychology major from Canterbury, CT; and Erika Sgambato, a senior from Johnston, RI, majoring in social work, were chosen to present their research at the NCUR's conference held at Ithaca College in March. Galipeau's poster title was "Influences of Relationships on Body Satisfaction in College Students." Brown's was "Treatment Acceptability for Problem Behavior." Sgambato's was "Social Networking Systems and Campus Life." Above, Diller with Patros in Washington, D.C., and in Ithaca with Galipeau, Sgambato and Brown. Diller supervised Galipeau and Brown's projects, and Business Information Systems Professor Don Petkov supervised Sgambato's project.