Our undergraduate and graduate programs feature students who excel in various ways. Meet some of them!
Elias Theodosis, an undergraduate student in the Research Focused Honors Program in Psychological Sciences, was featured as one of the "5 Students Who are Opportunity Makers". Elias is the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college, and he's now headed to Northwestern for his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.
Matthew Kassner, a graduate student in our social psychology program, is our 2013 recipient of the David A. Santogrossi Graduate Instructor Award for his outstanding teaching ability and his exceedingly positive course evaluations.
Matthew also recieved our 2013 Graduate Research Publication Award for his paper, "Virtually Ostracized: Studying Ostracism in Immersive Virtual Environments" which was published in Cyberspcyhology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
Sara Branch, a graduate student in our social psychology program, is our 2013 recipient of the David A. Santogrossi Teaching Assistantship Award and the David A. Santogrossi Graduate Instructor award for her outstanding teaching ability and her exceedingly positive course evaluations.
Phillip Grimaldi, a graduate student in our cognitive psychology program, is the recipient of the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-14, for his dissertation project entitled "Retrieval Based Learning: Exploring the Role of Retrieval Strategies".
Sarah Hargrave, a graduate student in our behavioral neuroscience program, is the recipient of the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-14, for her dissertation project entitled "The Effects of Western and Ketogenic Diet Consumption on Brain Barrier Integrity and Neurovascular Pathology".
Laurel Poston, a junior in Psychological Sciences, is the recipient of the Donald R. Ottinger Award for Undergraduate Research. This award is given annually to a junior Psychology major who has demonstrated excellence in research activities.
Afrida Rahman, an undergraduate student in the Research Focused Honors Program, is the winner of two awards in Psychological Sciences: the John M. Hadley Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research and the Outstanding Senior Award in Psychological Sciences.
Janell Blunt, a graduate student in our Cognitive Psychology program, was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2012. This is a three-year award designed to help exceptional graduate students channel their creative energies into research. As national awards, these fellowships are both highly competitive and extremely prestigious.
Kelly Scherer, a graduate student in our Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, was awarded the Bilsland Strategic Initiatives Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year for her research aimed at enhancing the recruitment and retention of graduate students to increase the number, quality, and diversity, as well as to attract external and internal sources of funding to Purdue University.
Jing Chen, a graduate student in our Cognitive Psychology program, is our 2013 recipeint of the C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Jing has been highly active in attending conferences including four presentations during the the past year. She presented the paper "Up or Down: Directional Stimulus-Response Compatibility and Natural Scrolling" at the 56th Annual Meeting of the HFES in October and the poster, "A Conceptual Response-Distance Effect for the Stroop Task", at the 53rd Annual Meetgin of the Psychomonic Society in November. She was a co-presenter of the paper, "CodeShield: Towards Personalized Application Whitelisting" at the 28th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference in Orlando, Florida. Furthermore, she is first author on the paper, "Intuitive Design fro Non-touch Screen Scrolling: Evidence from a Continuous Text Movement Task" to be presented at the Human-Computer interation International 2013 conference this summer.