2012 APA convention award program for high school psychology teachers and students

Six teachers and 21 students attended the 2012 APA convention thanks to award program

In 2012, the APA Education Directorate's Office of Precollege and Undergraduate Education was pleased to announce an award program for high school psychology teachers and their students to attend the 2012 APA convention in Orlando, Fla., August 2–5. The goal of the program was to bring high school students who had shown a special interest in psychological science to the convention to expose them to sessions, keynote addresses, exhibits and more, and thereby increase their awareness of and interest in psychology. Ultimately, six teachers and 21 of their students were selected to participate in the program.

Through this program, teachers and students were provided with informational materials and guidance to help plan for and enhance their attendance at the convention. Some of these included listings of program highlights of particular interest to high school psychology students; a “Student Guide to the APA Convention,” which outlined helpful convention information for students; and access to an APA staff guide who was available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the convention.

This award program was made possible thanks to the generous support of APA President Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD.