The APA Summer Science Institute (SSI) is a 10-day intensive program designed to immerse students in the science of psychology. The Institute gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through seminars and hands-on laboratory activities.
In July the APA will hold an advanced seminar in statistics for undergraduates who plan to pursue advanced degrees in psychological research. This program, the Advanced Statistical Training in Psychology (ASTP) program, will be an intensive, 9-day hands-on seminar in which students learn about psychological statistics and research methods in a dynamic setting that emphasizes the hands-on skills it takes to analyze and interpret real data. Much of the statistical instruction will be geared toward the use of computer-assisted statistical packages (SPSS). This intensive seminar will be co-taught by award winning instructors who have each taught graduate statistics and/or research methods at major research universities.
ASTP will target students from traditionally underrepresented groups in psychology. The definition of underrepresented groups for this program is extremely broad. The seminar will undoubtedly include students who are members of ethnic minority groups, but it will also include first generation college students and students who have had to overcome other kinds of social, physical or economic barriers on the road to academic excellence.
ASTP will focus primarily on statistics and research methods. However, the program will also include a substantial professional socialization component, in which students will learn about important topics such as maximizing one's chances of being admitted to graduate school and maximizing one's chances of being happy and successful once admitted.
Watch this space for information about the ASTP.
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Summer job opportunity serving children ages 4 to 16 with a wide range of emotional and learning problems.
Offers staff members a salary, room and board, and travel reimbursement for employment from June 16 through August 16.
Conducts an on-site college course.
For more information or to apply online, go to http://www.ramapoforchildren.org/.
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.
Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.
Please note: Information on the REU sites appears outdated (web site says 2006); however, it does contain institutions with current REU programs.