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The 2009 APA Summer Science Fellowship Program

This program gives undergraduates a chance to experience advanced psychological methods via seminars and lab activities.

APA undergraduate summer programs are designed to give promising undergraduate students an opportunity to experience advanced psychological methods through seminars and laboratory activities. These programs are a great way for students to equip themselves with the skills essential to enter and succeed in graduate school, while meeting students from across the country with the same interests

Summer Science Fellowships

2009 marked the second year of the Summer Science Fellowships (SSF) program. An offshoot of the successful Summer Science Institute, SSF immerses advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. The principal objective is to help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

This year, the program provided the means to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. Undergraduate participants were given the opportunity to equip themselves with the skills essential to success in graduate school, while being mentored by nationally-known faculty.

Eight talented students were placed in psychology laboratories at George Mason University and the University of Maryland for a six week period (June 22 - July 31). This year's 8 outstanding fellows were chosen from a pool of nearly 200 applicants. Their names, universities, SSF mentors (in italics), and university placements (in italics) are listed below.

Virginia Ball
North Carolina State University
Amanda Woodward, PhD
University of Maryland
Patty Kuo
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Amanda Woodward, PhD
University of Maryland
Christine Burton
Hampton University
Ellen Rowe, PhD
George Mason University
Christine Morris
Berea College
Eden King, PhD
George Mason University
Samantha Cibelli
Meredith College
Melanie Killen, PhD
University of Maryland
Luis Parra
California State University, Northridge
Koraly Perez-Edgar, PhD
George Mason University
Patrick Heck
Willamette University
James Thompson, PhD
George Mason University
Lisa Weinberg
Macalester College
Melanie Killen, PhD
University of Maryland

 

For complete details about the program, please visit Summer Science Fellowship.