The psychology department at the University of California at Berkeley hosted this year's Summer Science Institute, held June 1018 and attended by 32 of the nation's brightest undergraduate students.
Sponsored by APA's Science Directorate and now in its fifth year, the institute showcases psychological science to talented rising sophomores and juniors to interest them in careers in psychological science.
Students attended an interactive talk by a Berkeley faculty member each morning, on topics ranging from frontal lobe function and emotion to sexual differentiation in hyenas. Each afternoon, students gained research experience working in groups of four in the laboratories of eight Berkeley psychology faculty. The students explored cutting-edge research in such areas as infant development and color vision.
Students also learned about graduate school and career options in evening panel discussions: Three Berkeley psychology graduate students and a Summer Science Institute alumna spoke and answered questions about the graduate school experience. Two other panels on "Life Beyond the Research University" featured psychologists speaking about nonacademic careers and faculty roles at liberal arts and state colleges.
For more information about the Summer Science Institute, visit ithe Summer Science Fellowship website, or Nancy Dess, PhD at(202) 336-6000.
Applications for the 2001 Summer Science Institute will be available on the institute's Web site in October.
Summer Science Institute's Class of 2000:
Alicia Chang, Boston University
Lukeythia Lumpkin, Stanford University
Christi Washington, Agnes Scott College
Laura Mangels, Reed College
Jennifer Stampley, Mississippi College
Jesse Friedman, University of Pennsylvania
Bhavana Vishnubhotla, Columbia University
Kelly Zoboroski, University of Florida
Melisa Oliva, Nova Southeastern University
Elizabeth Olson, Haverford College
Lillian Park, University of California at Berkeley (doctoral student)
Tamar Kaim, Amherst College
Evan Morrison, Princeton University
Julia Ogg, Albion College
Lindsay Levine, Vassar College
Caren Lee, Brown University
Dana Nelson, Williams College
Sarah Dolgonos, Harvard University
John Guerry, Wesleyan College
Necole Streeper, University of Iowa
Zachary Goldstein, Dartmouth College
Claire Ojala, Case Western Reserve University
Stuart Sherman, Wesleyan University
Patrick Boston, Morehouse College
Demma Rodriguez, Northeastern University
Andrei Cimpian, Franklin & Marshall College
Matthew Nordlund, Hamline University
Justin Ahlstrom, St. John's University
Mark Rogerson, Princeton University
Stephen Lamar, Augustana College
Tim Robinson, University of Virginia
Justin Lehmiller, Gannon University
Susan Acosta, University of Miami