Monday, February 20, 2012

Psychology Students Receive Grant for Conference Travel

Congratulations to the thirteen AU Psychology majors who were awarded a $2,940 grant from the Ashland University Provost's Office to present their research at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Pittsburgh!  On March 2nd and 3rd these students will present the research that they conducted in their advanced research course (PSYC 310) or by serving as a research assistants for Drs. Bonfiglio, Mattingly, or Metzger.  This grant, which was approved by the Ashland University Academic Council, will help students cover the cost of conference registration, travel, lodging, and meals. The Eastern Psychological Association was founded in 1896 and is the oldest of the regional Psychological Associations in the United States.  In recent years, the annual EPA meeting has been held in various cities including Philadelphia, Providence, Baltimore, Boston, and New York City.  As stated on the EPA website, "faculty and students can network, make connections, and learn about opportunities elsewhere. Many long-time EPA members feel that at EPA they have a unique opportunity to share ideas, problems and solutions with colleagues from outside their own expertise. Often, the resulting discussion leads to a new perspective and a fresh approach to their own problem areas."