Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The New Building!

The funding has been approved for the new Psychology/Sociology Building! You can read all about it in the official press release.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Graduation

Congratulations to the Spring, 2011 graduates!

Brandi Charbonneau received the Outstanding Student Award in Sociology.

Erica Pollock and Christopher Strasburger received the Outstanding Student Awards in Psychology. Erica was recognized for academic excellence. Christopher was recognized for service excellence.

From left: Christopher Strasburger, Jasmine Watkins, Jordan Walker (Art), Rebbecca Studdard, and Thach Vu.

From left: Christopher Strasburger, Rebbecca Studdard, and Thach Vu.

From left: Ambria Ridley, Stephanie Osborn, Erica Pollock, Amy Pride, Candace Piersaul, Priscilla Patterson, and Tiffany Milstid.

Dannie Hunt and Megan Garland.

From left: Phillip Brown, Megan Caraway, Brandi Charbonneau, and Erin Anderson.

Photo of the Day

Adam Coffey and Chuck Huffman were recently featured in the Americus Times-Recorder's photo of the day. The article describes Adam's award-winning paper presentation at the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology meeting.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Opportunities for research-oriented students

The Journal of Young Investigators welcomes student submissions in all areas of science, including not only the hard sciences sch as Biology and Chemistry but also areas such as Psychology and Social Sciences. Students interested in publishing their research can visit the journal's website to learn more about the submission process.

Also, faculty members received the following email recently:

"The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to this website to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student or the student's institution and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.
We hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time. You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores. We also welcome submissions by students who are engaged in Masters' Degree programs now but who plan on going on to a PhD program. Just fill out the information on the form including the date you intend to enter a PhD program and your date of completion of your undergraduate degree. Upload a link to your CV that contains complete information about your MS/MA degree activity (school, subject, thesis topic (if applicable), and advisor).
Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions.

Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.

Graduate schools may provide a link to their websites, and may provide a short description of opportunities, such as research fields and fellowships. For graduate schools that wish to review the student information, there is an access fee of $1,500 for the entire database, or $300 for one specific discipline. Again, there is no cost to you as a student to create a profile.

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now. For more information, please visit the CUR website."