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How Stuff Works features doctoral student Sarah Hermann's research with Jessica Bodford in A Few Encouraging Words Can Change the Lives of Female STEM Students (posted 25 Oct 2016).
Sarah Hermann and team of researchers including Jessica Bodford help young women in science with early intervention. Read more in ASU Now story by Emma Greguska, Stemming the academic gender gap (posted 9, Sep 2016).
Behavioral neuroscience doctoral student Stephanie Koebele has won a competitive scholarship to attend the August 2016 Practical Workshop in Confocal Microscopy and Stereology in Chicago. The purpose of this intensive, week-long workshop is for researchers in biomedical science to learn new cell quantification microscopy techniques including a comprehensive overview in the theory and practice of modern histological preparation and microscopic analysis. Notes Stephanie’s mentor Dr. Bimonte-Nelson, “we’re so proud of Stephanie’s accomplishment in winning this award and look forward to her conducting her own workshop to teach us these new skills and techniques!” (posted 4/27/16).
PEO Scholar Awards. Frances Wang, doctoral student in clinical psychology, and Jaimie Krems, doctoral student in social psychology, have been been selected to receive the prestigious Philanthropic Education Organization Scholar Award. PEO awards "are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada ...who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research." (posted 4/06/16).
NSF GRFP Awards. This spring has been a bumper crop in Psychology for the highly-competitive 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This year, NSF received almost 17,000 applications and offered 2,000 awards including the following: Jennifer Somers, doctoral student in clinical psychology, mentored by Dr. Linda Luecken; Melanie Hill, doctoral student in clinical psychology, mentored by Dr. Madeline Meier; and Lauren Taylor Hewitt, B.S. Psychology '14, mentored by Dr. Heather Bimonte-Nelson. Honorable mentions include clinical psychology doctoral students Ariel Sternberg and Leena Bui (mentored by Dr. Laurie Chassin); social psychology doctoral student Cari Pick (mentored by Dr. Steve Neuberg); and undergrad psychology B.S. major Peter Whitehead mentored by Dr. Gene Brewer, cognitive science (posted 4/07/16).
Canine research published in PLOS One by doctoral student Lisa Gunter is featured on 3/23/16 PBS Newshour, "The Woes of Being Labeled a Pit Bull" and gets picked up by multiple media outlets including Newsweek (3/28), Bustle, ASU Now (3/29) and the Washington Post (3/31).
Research by social psychology doctoral student Jaimie Krems et al hits the news with stories on "Women Selectively Guard Their (Desirable) Mates From Ovulating Women" published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Media outlets include New York Magazine (1/15/16) and London Times (1/20/16).