Jennifer Nichols, a senior psychology major at GW, recently won second-prize at GW Research Days for her study “Exploring Predictors of Internship Satisfaction.” For her work, she earned a Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship and was also invited to present at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Chicago.
Jennifer worked with GW faculty mentor Dr. Tara Behrend to survey of more than 200 GW students who had recently held at least one internship. Her findings resulted in a number of important insights that will help future students make the most of their future internship opportunities.
Read more about her study and findings here.
Dr. Behrend recently presented work related to privacy and data analytics at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Behrend was part of a panel of leading scholars invited to speak in a symposium on Privacy and Ethics Cyberspace, part of the AERA Research and Science Policy Series.
A paper related to the symposium will be released in the near future.
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Dr. Behrend recently spent some time learning about career and technical education and workforce readiness at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. More than 16,000 students, teachers and business partners attended the weeklong event that included leadership training, delegate sessions for student officers, and the SkillsUSA Championships.
The SkillsUSA Championships is a showcase in which career and technical students from across the country compete in close to 100 separate events. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. The championships feature contests in a wide range of areas of career and technical skills such as robotics, architecture, and welding.
Congratulations to Garett Howardson who successfully defended his dissertation on July 17th. His dissertation is titled “Within-Learner Affective Changes and Relationships with Skill Learning.” Nice job Dr. Howardson!
Garett was also recently hired by Hoftstra University and will be joining the faculty this fall as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology in Hemstead, New York, just outside of New York City. Way to go Garett!
Congratulations to Mike Karim who recently defended his dissertation in March. His dissertation is titled “Electronic Monitoring and Self-Regulation: Effects of Monitoring Purpose on Goal State, Feedback Perceptions, and Learning.” Mike is currently living in San Fransisco and working as a Researcher at Fors Marsh Group. Great job Mike!
Congratulations to Mike Karim for being a recipient of the 2015 SIOP graduate student scholarship! This prestigious award is awarded to only three students per year and will help to support Mike’s dissertation.
His dissertation focuses on electronic monitoring on self-regulatory processes during learning, specifically looking at how the purpose of monitoring effects goal state, feedback perceptions, and learning. Mike is currently preparing for his dissertation defense in late March.
WAVE lab members will be presenting their research at the following sessions in Philadelphia, PA, April 23-25th:
10:30 AM – 11:50 AM: Integrating Technology and Training: New Developments and Frontiers (Behrend, Karim, Howardson) – Program ID 154
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Individual Difference Determinants In Applicant Withdrawal From Cognitive Ability Assessments (Blacksmith, Kaminsky, Karim, Behrend) – Program ID 192-3
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Technology Mediation Lowers Interview Ratings and Applicant Reactions: A Meta-Analysis (Blacksmith, Willford, Behrend) – Program ID 192-4
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Putting the “e” in Efficacy: Understanding Technology-Related Efficacy Judgments (Howardson, Kaminsky, Horn, Willford, Dubrow, Behrend) – Program ID 186
11:30AM – 12:30PM: A Latent Class Analysis of Electronic Performance Monitoring Practices (Willford, Cox, Howard, Badger, Behrend) – Program ID 301-24