Encouraging Future Scientists: Supporting Undergraduates at Psychonomics (UP)
Friday, November 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room: Strand 10 A/B
Chaired by Ruthann Thomas, Hendrix College; Sharda Umanath, Claremont McKenna College; Jen Coane, Colby College; Katherine White, Rhodes College; Brooke Lea, Macalester College
This lunchtime workshop will welcome and support undergraduate students as they navigate the conference and explore potential careers in cognitive psychology. This session includes (a) “Psychonomics 101”, an overview of the conference with a focus on networking at coffee, drinks, dinners, and other opportunities, (b) a career development panel with a question and answer session, and (c) networking time with panelists, recent recipients of graduate fellowships, and icons in the field. The career development panel will feature speakers and panelists from a variety of backgrounds and at different stages in their careers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academic faculty, and cognitive psychologists working in industry and policy. This session is designed for undergraduates and for faculty who mentor undergraduates. Early graduate students and recent recipients of graduate fellowships are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
Diversity & Inclusion Reception
Supported by the Psychonomic Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Friday, November 16, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
As the preeminent society for the experimental study of cognition, the Psychonomic Society celebrates scientific merit and the diversity of researchers in the field and the Society. Please join members of the Governing Board and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for a wine and cheese reception open to all scientists, including graduate students, early- and mid-career investigators, as well as senior researchers.
Psychonomics Digital Activities
Saturday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Chaired by Stephan Lewandowski, University of Bristol, and Cassandra Jacobs, University of California, Irvine
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” (http://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.
Graduate Student Social
Supported by the Psychonomic Society
Friday, November 16, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight • Dave & Buster's
Kick back and relax as you meet other graduate students at Dave & Buster's, 1200 Poydras St #601, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA +1 504-226-3300. 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.
How to submit a lunchtime workshop proposal for the Annual Meeting