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 http://neuro.georgetown.edu/ms_neuroscience.html.  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 Yalesplash@gmail.com!

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 keyesme@easternct.edu.

Psychology Students to Present at NCUR 2017

A total of 25 Eastern students will represent the university at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research this April in Memphis, TN. Five of those students are from the Psychology department, with a total of eight presentations (4 oral, 4 poster):

  • Sydney Batchelder, Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as predictors of anxiety and depression (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Sydney Batchelder, Familiarity and reinforcement interact to predict performance in the presence of others (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Jenna Scisco)
  • Abby Caselli, Relationship between attitudes towards casual sex, gender roles and condom advocacy (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Brittany Chabot, Technology use, attachment styles and relationship satisfaction among dating couples (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Marisa LeBrecque-Grenier, Thought suppression, negative affect, and worry (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Marisa LeBrecque-Grenier, Sociosexuality, adult relationship attachment style, and current relationship satisfaction (Oral Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Alexandra Steel, Animal assisted therapy, mood, and social facilitation (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Alexandra Steel, Conscientiousness and impulsivity relation to discounting tasks (Poster Presentation, Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)

The department congratulates Sydney, Abby, Brittany, Marisa, and Alex for representing us well at the national level!

Mock GRE Sessions

Are you interested in applying to graduate school? Many graduate schools require taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a standardized test. Eastern’s chapter of Psi Chi is hosting two mock GRE sessions to allow students to practice. These will be:

Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Webb 307
Thursday, November 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 in Webb 206

The cost for this practice test is $5. Please bring exact change or a check written to “ECSU Psi Chi”.

Be sure to email Dr. Dracobly (dracoblyj@easternct.edu) to reserve your seat at one of these sessions!