Psychology Hosts 25th Annual Poster Session and Award Ceremony

May 3, 2018
  

The Department of Psychology hosted the 25th Annual Poster Session and Undergraduate Award Ceremony on Wednesday. Poster Session an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to share their hard work with fellow classmates. During the event, participants presented their research projects in the areas of clinical, cognitive, social and school psychology.

In addition to the 25th Annual Poster Session, the Department of Psychology presented Undergraduate Awards to four graduating psychology majors. Departmental awards are presented to students who have demonstrated academic excellence both in and outside of the classroom. Names of award recipients will be displayed in the College of Arts & Sciences commencement program.

Congratulations to this year’s Undergraduate Award recipients:

  • Lynnea Capuano, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
    Successful candidates must have demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom. Emphasis will be placed on overall grade point average, as well as other demonstrations of excellence in the classroom, such as active, thoughtful participation in the classroom, outstanding leadership in group projects, or advanced public-speaking skills during presentations. In order to apply, students must: (1) be a graduating psychology major, with a BA or BS degree, (2) have an overall grade point average of at least 3.75, and (3) demonstrate excellence in the classroom beyond overall grade point average.

  • Tori Cedar, Outstanding Service Award  
    This award was established in recognition of Floyd Allport, a pioneer in the field of social psychology who spent nearly three decades as an SU faculty member, where he founded the first ever Ph.D program in social psychology and authored one of the first social psychology textbooks. Successful candidates must have participated as an undergraduate research assistant in a Psychology lab and conducted an independent research project under the supervision of a Psychology faculty member. To apply, students must be a graduating psychology major with a BA or BS degree, be in good academic standing. In addition, ideal candidates will have completed one of the following 1) Authorship or pending authorship on a manuscript to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed Psychology journal OR 2) First author presentation (oral or poster) or pending first author presentation at a local, regional, or national Psychology conference (including SU Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Poster session).

  • Krystal Chung, Allport Outstanding Research Achievement Award
    This award was established in recognition of Floyd Allport, a pioneer in the field of social psychology who spent nearly three decades as an SU faculty member, where he founded the first ever Ph.D program in social psychology and authored one of the first social psychology textbooks. Successful candidates must have participated as an undergraduate research assistant in a Psychology lab and conducted an independent research project under the supervision of a Psychology faculty member. To apply, students must be a graduating psychology major with a BA or BS degree, be in good academic standing. In addition, ideal candidates will have completed one of the following 1) Authorship or pending authorship on a manuscript to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed Psychology journal OR 2) First author presentation (oral or poster) or pending first author presentation at a local, regional, or national Psychology conference (including SU Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Poster session).

  • Joeann Salvati, Eric F. Gardner Outstanding Psychology Student Award
    This award was established in memory of Dr. Eric F. Gardner who, along with being department chair for 15 years, was a scholar and teacher in the field of evaluation, measurement, and statistics. In addition, Dr. Gardner was remembered for his service to the university and surrounding community. As such, this student must have excelled in all aspects of undergraduate activity, including academic achievement, research involvement, and service. In order to apply, students must: (1) be a graduating psychology major with a BA or BS degree, (2) be in good academic standing, (3) demonstrate evidence of excellence in the academic achievement (4) provide evidence of active involvement in one or more Psychology research labs ideally including the production of original scholarly work, and (5) have a demonstrated commitment to service in the field of Psychology.