APA Science Student Council
On Behalf of Graduate Students in Psychological Science
APA Science Student Council: Advocating for graduate students
APA Science Student Council Mission Statement
The APA Science Student Council (SSC) advocates for the needs of research-oriented graduate students. Specifically, the SSC:
Promotes the visibility of psychology as a core Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline.
Advises the Board of Scientific Affairs and the APA Science Directorate on research-oriented student issues.
Administers an award to recognize early research accomplishments of graduate students (e.g., Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards).
Develops science-oriented APA convention programming.
Represents and facilitates communication between various subspecialties of psychological science (e.g. Datablitz and other convention sessions).
Disseminates information relevant to research-oriented graduate students (e.g. newsletter articles on such topics as funding opportunities and career information).
Promotes student knowledge of advocacy issues (e.g., newsletter articles, resources online).
Works collaboratively with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) and the APAGS Science Committee.