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    Connections Newsletter
    Issue 1                                                                                                                                         February 18, 2011


    Notes from the Collaborative

    A Note from the Collaborative Director

    Defining Collaboration: Collaborative Undergraduate Research Across the Disciplines

    Collaborative Opportunities

    Research and Academic Travel Funding Opportunities

    Academic Travel Award Recipients

    Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations

    Student Profiles

    Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer
    Jody Kolter
    Ellen Majowski
    Sarah Meyer
    Lauren Mongin
    Jessica Richards
    Danielle Schroth
    Brittney Stevenson

    Important Dates

    Mar. 25, 2011 Collaborative Summer-Fall Grant applications due

    Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

    Apr. 18, 2011 Collaborative Continuation Grant applications due

    May 2, 2011 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due





    Student Profile: Brittney Stevenson 

    I was a student participant in the Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. I went to several different presentations, with topics ranging from information about graduate school to psychological research, to a presentation on green psychology. After these presentations the students set up their research studies. I was able to ask questions, read, and discuss other research projects with other undergraduate students. I also presented my own research project, discussed, and answered questions about it.

    The feedback I received about my presentation was from other undergraduate students, as well as professors from other colleges in the tri-state area. One professor thought it would be an interesting study to follow up on in the way that we presented further research in our discussion. Another professor was interested in the way the study had changed since the '70s and why it changed. The students overall seemed interested and engaged when we were talking. They mostly asked clarifying questions and gave us positive feedback.

    This conference was over all beneficial for my future. I was able to hear about graduate school and details of the application process. It was also beneficial to be able to present a research project. Presenting in front of people is not my strongest skill. Therefore, doing this was practice and enhanced my ability to be comfortable speaking about my work with others.

    I was given gracious amounts of information about graduate school and the application process. I was given tips on how to ask for letters of recommendation, how to write a personal statement, and what schools would be looking for. I was given an opportunity to make myself a stronger candidate for a graduate school program. Also, because we discussed other research projects I was given an idea of what other areas of research are interesting to me. I learned a lot about the different methods and procedures of research as well.




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