Psychology Students Study Abroad in Guatemala
BALTIMORE, MD (February 13, 2020) - Dr. Kimberly Warren, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychometrics, recently led a team of students to Guatemala as part of Morgan State University's study abroad program. Students earned course credit, lived with host families, studied Spanish with local tutors, and volunteered their time by participating in local health clinics, at-home medical visits, and working with students in an elementary school. For more information and to view a video about the trip, visit the Morgan Newsroom.
Psychometrics Doctoral Students Named as NCME Fellows
BALTIMORE, MD (February 2, 2020) - Two Psychometrics doctoral students, Christopher Amissah and Yvette Jackson, have been awarded the 2020 Chan-Zuckerberg Fellowship from the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). The competitive fellowship is awarded to graduate students from under-represented groups who intend to work in the field of educational measurement. Funds from the fellowship will allow the recipients to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting of NCME in San Franciso, participate in workshops associated with the conference, and participate in ongoing activities aimed toward supporting their careers in educational measurement. These fellowships are being sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The primary goal of the Fellowship program is to increase the representation of Black and Hispanic/Latinx Ph.D.s working in the field of educational measurement.
Psychology Majors Win ABRCMS Research Awards
ANAHEIM, CA (November 16, 2019) - Psychology majors and ASCEND scholars, Marvellous Oke and Damion Trotter, won awards for their poster presentation at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held November 13-16th in Anaheim, CA. Ms. Oke is a senior Psychology major. Her research is entitled "A machine learning approach to predicting the possibility of seizures during an admission for intracerebral hemorrhage". Ms. Oke's research was part of the CLIMB-UP program at the University of Buffalo. Damion Trotter, also a senior Psychology major, conducted research on "The sleep-wake architecture of BACHD mouse model and wild-type in relation to sleep deprivation". Mr. Trotter's research was part of the UCLA-HBCU Neuroscience Pathways Program. Other psychology student presenters were Breanne Martin, Sydney Simpson, and Jayln Toatly. Dr. Ingid Tulloch, Dr. Sherita Henry, Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa also participated in the conference. ABRCMS is a professional conference for underrepresented students to pursue advanced training in STEM.