Student Accepted to Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ukraine

Elizabeth Hilton (PSY) applied and was selected to participate in a summer REU (research experience for undergraduates) sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The program takes place from May 18 – July 28, 2017. She will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and all travel costs will be covered. The program goals are :

  • A two-week long international, onsite (in Ukraine) component to develop and maintain a working collaboration with the staff of KIIS, as well as to increase the cultural, political, and social awareness of the undergraduate students, which can have a large impact on the conceptualization and understanding of mental health,
  • Undergraduate students working closely alongside students with different disciplinary expertise (e.g., psychology and statistics) to participate in all aspects of the research process (e.g., develop research questions, carry-out related literature review and iterative data analysis and disseminate research findings), while under the close mentorship of an interdisciplinary team of well-qualified, faculty undergraduate research mentors for eight-weeks in the United States.

Psychology Summer Courses

Stay on Track to Complete Your Degree with Summer Courses

The following courses are being offered in the summer:

PSY 247 Research Methods I (TR 8am-2pm) This is a required course and can be taken after PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics is passed with a minimum of a C and 9 credits in Psychology (excluding PSY 100 and PSY 101)
PSY 212 Lifespan Development meets the Developmental Course Requirement for the General and Industrial Organizational Concentration
PSY 303 Industrial Organizational can be used to meet the requirements of the General and Industrial Organizational Concentration or as an elective.
PSY 319 Human Sexuality can be used to meet the requirements for the General concentration or elective.
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology is a required course in the General concentration and in the Child Concentration or as an elective.
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology can be used to meet the requirements of all of the concentrations or as an elective.
PSY 435 Controversies in Child Psychology can be used to the meet the requirements of the Child concentration or as an elective.  PSY 227 Statistics and PSY 247 Methods I must have been taken and passed with a C or better.

Enrollment must reach a total of 8 students or the course may be cancelled.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the professor.  You can also contact the Financial Aid Office to see if adjustments can be made to allow for you to use funds for summer courses.

Assumption College Applied Behavior Analysis Information Session

On Tuesday, March 21st at 5:00 p.m., Assumption College is hosting an Information Session about their Applied Behavior Analysis Program.  The Information Session will take place in the Carriage House at Assumption College.  Program Director Karen Lionello-DeNolf, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA, who will discuss key benefits of the ABA program:

Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program prepares students to work in a variety of fields
Coursework covers both typical and atypical development
Practicum classes provide supervised fieldwork experiences
Course sequence and practicum approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Programs meet coursework and experience requirements to apply for licensure as an Applied Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts
Pursue either an applied or research career path – coursework can be tailored to meet your goals
Graduates are well-prepared to apply to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam

All attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

Elizabeth P. Jordan Memorial Scholarship

Each year AAUW Storrs/Willimantic offers a $1,000 scholarship to a female entering her Junior year at either Eastern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut. Special consideration may be given to a non-traditional student who might be returning to school to change career or after raising children.  Completed applications must be filed by March 15th of the current year. Awards will be announced on April 1st.  The application is attached.  elizabeth-jordan-scholarship-application-1

Georgetown University M.S. in Integrative Neuroscience

Georgetown University is offering a new MS program in Integrative Neuroscience that is currently accepting applicants for Fall 2017.  They offer tracks in Research and Science Policy as described on our website  You can also find more information in the attached brochure.  MS_Integrative Neuroscience

Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship

ECSU-AAUP is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship is now open.  The competitive scholarship supports ECSU undergraduate students conducting independent or collaborative research projects by assisting with the costs involved in completing one or more research or creative projects and/or presenting research at an academic conference.  See the attached document for more information.  Thoresen Brochure updated 01.17.17

Yale Splash

Splash is a program that brings students from grades 7-12 from all over the country to Yale’s campus for a day to learn from college students. Splash will take place on April 8th this spring, and we hope to include teachers from other colleges for the first time! Depending on interest, we may be able to provide transportation for students to come and teach a few classes throughout the day. Classes are generally one hour long, and can be about almost anything you think the students would find interesting. We have had classes about the science of baking cookies, Pokemon Go, organic chemistry, and everything in between. To get a sense of the vast variety of classes, check out this past catalog. We will even provide materials for you to make your class as interesting as possible for the students. If you are free on April 8th and at all interested in teaching, please fill out this form by February 1st. We will email you by February 10th to let you know about transportation and give you feedback on your class ideas. If this is something you really want to do, make sure to get your friends to sign up with you, since we won’t be able to provide transportation if not enough people sign up. If you have any questions, please email us at!

Spring Exit Exam Schedule

If you are a senior who will graduate in SPRING or SUMMER 2017, you MUST complete the exit exam this semester. This is a graduation requirement and CANNOT be waived.

The exit exam will consist of a national, standardized test with Psychology content. Students scoring below the 50th percentile (on national norms) will be required to complete a remedial exercise prior to commencement. Below are the scheduled dates so you can plan to attend one of them. Later in the semester, you will receive an email asking you to sign up for a session.
Exit Exam Dates
Monday 4/3 4:00pm
Monday 4/3 7:00pm
Tuesday 4/4 4:00pm
Tuesday 4/4 7:00pm
Wednesday 4/5 5:30pm
Wednesday 4/5 7:00pm
Remedial Exercise Dates
Monday 4/17 4:00pm
Monday 4/17 7:00pm
Tuesday 4/18 4:00pm
Tuesday 4/18 7:00pm
Wednesday 4/19 7:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Keyes at