In The Spotlight

Abigail Benecke received a Graduate Travel Award from the Psychonomic Society for her project: "Classification of English Stop Consonants: A Comparison of Multiple Models of Speech Perception"

Congratulations to Taylor Brown, a double major in CBN and Biochemistry, who has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship.  The Goldwater scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in America for natural science, mathematics, and engineering.

Psi Chi Induction Ceremony

The new Psi Chi officers for 2017-2018 were honored at an induction ceremony. They are President Zachary Oxford-Romeike, Vice President Zachary Baldock, Secretary Erin Hughes, and Treasurer Katie Adams.  Congratulaions!

Dr. Herbers received a grant from the National Science Foundation. "This project will investigate developmental processes of risk and resilience among infants whose families are homeless and very low income. The project will contribute to our limited knowledge of well-being of homeless infants. Infants are overrepresented among children experiencing homelessness, but underrepresented in the research literature. Furthermore, the project will expand our understanding of unique risks associated with homelessness compared to risks of poverty more generally, and will inform efforts on the part of service providers and policymakers to support healthy development of infants and families through parenting programs. In addition, the project will involve the design and evaluation of a child development curriculum for family housing providers; this curriculum will be delivered by graduate students, enhancing the students’ education while simultaneously enhancing knowledge of developmental science among service providers who interact daily with young children and families experiencing homelessness."  

Congratulations to Dr. Sawyer for receiving grants from National Science Foundation and from the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. The two projects address different issues related to the championship of gender inclusive leadership by male leaders. The NSF funded portion will derive the key behaviors that leaders can enact to support gender inclusive leadership at work, as well as the outcomes of these behaviors and the driving mechanisms related to supporting a culture that surrounds these behaviors. The SHRM funded portion will cover a scale development for a measure of gender inclusive leadership.  

Dr. Sawyer will be honored on May 11 as one of Philadelphia Business Journal's "40 Under 40", which "aims to identify and recognize current and future leaders in various industries and in the community."  She will be featured in the journal's May 12 issue.

Six graduate students were awarded Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships for the summer of 2017.  The recipients are:
Zachary Oxford-Romeike
Michael Hartman
Perrin Fugo
Adam Davila
Abigail Benecke
Katie Adams

From Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), the David Shakow Early Career Award for Contributions to Clinical Psychology is presented to Aidan G.C. Wright, Ph.D. (assistant professor at University of Pittsburg) for contributions to the science clinical psychology by a person who has received the doctorate within the past seven years and who has made noteworthy contributions both to science and to practice.  Dr. Wright is married to Rachel Bacharach, another MS alum, and they just had a daughter. Congratulations!

Gianna Perez, a sophomore CBN major and recipient of a Presidential Scholarship from Villanova, has accepted a summer internship with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute for the summer of 2017.  Interns receive educational opportunities and hand-on research experience in neuroscience. Read more about her here. Congratulations, Gianna!

Heather-Anne Phelan and Dr. Tom Toppino

Congratulations to Heather-Anne Phelan '16, who recieved the 2106 Ward Award on her thesis entitled, EFFECTS OF MULTI-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULES ON LEARNING AND MEMORY: WHEN AND WHY EXPANDING-SCHEDULE PRACTICE WORKS BEST.