Junior psychology major Morgan Reid received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in April 2017.
On Morgan's conference experience:
My experience at the conference was inspiring and motivating. There were a few other people from my lab, one which I presented next to during the poster presentations. I went in with the assumption that I would be standing there with maybe one or two people walking by. However, once the presentations started, my poster had constant traffic throughout the time I was presenting. What surprised me even more were the amount of professors and professionals interested in my research and asking me questions I could actually answer. I always thought of myself as a constant student but it was refreshing to be confident enough to lead a dialogue around my poster's topic. After I presented, I was able to explore other interests I had by attending different workshops and presentations. This experience has benefited me personally, professionally, and academically. I am so glad I was able to take advantage of this opportunity.