Encouraging Future Scientists: Supporting Undergraduates at Psychonomics (UP)
Chaired by Kristi Multhaup, Davidson College; Brooke Lea, Macalester College; John Neuhoff, The College of Wooster; Cathy Reed, Claremont McKenna; and Katherine White, Rhodes College
Friday, November 10, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. • West Meeting Room 111 & 112
This lunchtime workshop will welcome undergraduate scientists to Psychonomics and share with them information about conference navigation, networking, career planning, and funding. This session includes (a) “Psychonomics 101”, an overview of the conference with a focus on networking at coffee, drinks, dinners, and other opportunities; (b) featured speaker Roddy Roediger, a Washington & Lee graduate, who will discuss his own career development; (c) an “inside perspective” on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fund Program (NSF GRFP) given by Susan Brennan, NSF Program Director; and (d) networking time with recent NSF GRFP awardees, faculty who have served on NSF GRFP panels, and with one another and more senior scientists. This session was designed for undergraduates and for faculty who mentor undergraduates. In addition, recent NSF GRFP awardees willing to share their experiences with current undergraduates are invited to join us. Coffee service (coffee, decaf, and tea) will be available.
The Digital Psychonomic Society: From Social Media to Clever Apps
Chaired by: Stephan Lewandowsky, Digital Content Editor, Psychonomic Society
Friday, November 10, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. • West Meeting Room 114
The Psychonomic Society has been committed to enhancing its online digital profile through social media, in particular Twitter and the Society’s Featured Content blog (featuredcontent.psychonomic.org). Although those initiatives have resulted in considerable scholarly discussion, for example through the series of “digital events” (featuredcontent.psychonomic.org/digital-events), the power of social media is perhaps underappreciated by the membership. The purpose of this workshop is to expand the Society’s social-media engagement and to acquaint the membership with web-based or app-based applications that can facilitate public engagement, scholarly presentations, and teaching. Most of the workshop will involve hands-on exposure to a number of smart online apps and websites that provide productivity tools and opportunities for audience engagement. The workshop should broaden attendees’ understanding of the many free (or at least affordable) tools that are offered by the Internet for scholars, teachers, and communicators.
Diversity & Inclusion Reception
Supported by the Psychonomic Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Friday, November 10, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Level 1 Ocean Foyer, VCC West
Please join the Governing Board and Diversity & Inclusion Committee at the reception celebrating diversity & inclusion with the Society and field. This annual networking event is an opportunity for scientists (from graduate students through senior researchers) to discuss their experiences regarding diversity in the field. If you identify as a member of an underrepresented group, join us for wine and cheese! The reception is open to all.
Graduate Student Social
Supported by the Psychonomic Society
Friday, November 10, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight • Steamworks Brew Pub and Brewery
Kick back and relax as you meet other graduate students at Steamworks Brew Pub and Brewery, 375 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, +1 604-689-2739. Light hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket good for beer, wine, soda, or water will be handed out per person (limited availability). Bring appropriate ID and PS name badge.
Practical Open Science for the Busy Researcher
Chaired by Richard Morey, Cardiff University and Candice Morey, Cardiff University
Saturday, November 11, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. • West Meeting Room 111-112
Although there are great benefits of open science to the research community at large, psychological science has been generally slow to adopt open practices. Scientists endorse openness at high rates, and so it is likely that the speed of adoption is related to pragmatic issues, such as a lack of training, rather than opposition. In this workshop, we will give a practical introduction to the open practices that will not just benefit other scientists but will also benefit the open researcher. We will discuss challenges and benefits of planning and organizing open research and give hands-on guidance for planning open science from the beginning. The result will be more transparent, organized, robust science. Use of R and the Open Science Framework will be emphasized.
The European Research Council: Funding Excellence
Chaired by Pascal Dissard, European Research Council, Head of Sector; Avishai Henik, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev,
ERC grantee; Robert Logie, University of Edinburgh, former Chair of evaluation panel
Saturday, November 11, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. • West Meeting Room 114
The European Research Council (http://erc.europa.eu) supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. Grants are up to 2 million Euros (ca. $2.3 million) for early career researchers, up to 2.75 million Euros (ca. $3.2 million) for mid-career researchers, and up to 3.5 million Euros (ca. $4 million) for more experienced researchers. Funding for groups of Principal Investigators is also available (grants of up to 14 million Euros; ca. $16 million). Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, and collaborators on the grant can be based anywhere. The project must be hosted by a European Institution but it is not obligatory to spend 100% of your time in Europe whilst carrying out the ERC-funded research.
How to submit a lunchtime workshop proposal for the Annual Meeting