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Q&pAy is a small research grant competition held at the SPSP annual convention, and our version of the “Shark Tank” television show. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 competition. We had a chance to catch up with the 2016 participants, Tina Sundelin, Ashley Whillans, and Adam Morris to see how their research is progressing, what they gained from taking part in Q&pAy, and more.
#SPSP2017 App and Online Program Launched   The 2017 Annual Convention Program is now final. With over 80 scientific symposia, 19 professional development sessions, 3 data blitzes, 7 brand new workshops and over 1700 posters, this lineup is sure to have something great for everyone no matter your research focus. Click here to learn more about how the app (iOS and Android-friendly) and online program (desktop/laptop-friendly) can help you make the most of your #SPSP2017 experience.
This summer, four undergraduates packed their bags and moved across the country (and, for one student, around the world) to spend eight weeks working hands-on in a lab that corresponded to their research interests. These students, Roxie Chuang, Deanna Ibrahim, Maria Escobar, and Precious Hardy, participated in SPSP’s new Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). SPUR is an intensive internship experience for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Roxie’s SPUR Experience: Building Professional Relationships
A new non-academic internship database for social and personality psychology students was one of the many new projects that was approved for funding at the August meeting of the SPSP Board of Directors in Denver. The initial stages of the project will include surveys of various SPSP constituent groups, followed by the assembly of non-academic internships as a web tool for students. The project is being overseen by SPSP Board Member Linda Skitka and three of her students (Brittany Hanson, Timothy Carsel, and Allison Mueller) leading various phases of the project. Other take-aways from  the meeting:
The Fall 2016 small research grant recipients are Bettina Casad, Brittany Christian, Corey Cook, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Katherine Goldey, William Jimenez Leal, Janelle Jones, Victor Karandashev, Frank Martela, Randy McCarthy, Adam Pazda, Jason Rose, and Julia Vogt. Each recipient’s project title and abstract, as well as their affiliations, may be found below. The Spring 2017 small research grant cycle will open, and applications will be accepted, beginning September 15.