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PAID Study on Daily Interactions and Social Situations

psychSamantha Ho ’16 writes in:

Participate in a PAID Study on Daily Interactions and Social Situations in the Rodriguez Mosquera Lab

The Wesleyan University Psychology Department is conducting a paid study on daily interactions and social situations open to WESLEYAN STUDENTS ONLY.

Participants will complete a 5-7 minute daily survey for 21 days. YOU can earn up to $35 depending on how many measures you complete!

Daily diary studies, (where participants complete SHORT surveys everyday), are RARE, interesting, and engaging for participants and researchers alike.

This study is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to psychological research, as well as help your fellow students who are working as research assistants.

If you are interested, please fill out this quick eligibility survey: https://wesleyan.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6J76Jhq5UhxEyrz

Apply Online By: Sunday, April 3

Beyond Wesleyan: Data in my Professional Life: A chat with Mansoor Alam ‘15 & Summer 2016 Apprenticeship Info Session

BeautifulDataLogo2Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

Hi Wes friends, and DATA fanatics!

If you’re interested in doing research with a professor this SUMMER and want to get FUNDED…

The Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) offers funding to students interested in working with professors in their quantitative research over the summer. The summer apprenticeship is targeted at students who have some experience in statistics, coding, software, and an interest in academic research. The apprenticeship is open to all majors and all years!

Mansoor Salam, Wesleyan alum ’15 will also be giving a talk about how he uses data in his professional life and the experiences he gained from being a part of the QAC at Wesleyan. Mansoor now works as a Data Engineer at Athena Health in Boston.

Please invite your friends!

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12:00 -1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Science Research Opportunities Extravaganza

Research_institute_InspirationInterested in a scientific research project? Looking for summer fellowship opportunities? Not sure how to get there? Attend the Science Research Opportunities Extravaganza!

Saturday, January 23, 2016
1:30-2:00 pm, Student Panel, Exley 150: How do I get into a research lab?
Current research students will give advice on finding a lab.

2:00-4:00 pm, Poster Session, Exley Lobby: Research opportunities in Science Labs
Current research students will show you what you could be doing.

Light refreshments provided.
Sponsored by: College of Integrative Sciences, College of the Environment, Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars, & the McNair Program

Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 PM
Place: Exley 150 and Lobby

2015-16 Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Prison Education


From CPE Fellow Shannon Nelson ’14:

Are you passionate about social justice and access to higher education? Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Writing Tutor and Research Intern positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Follow the links for the Peer Tutor and Research Intern descriptions, applications, and editing exercise.

Also: Check out this awesome short documentary about the program, directed by Cara Tratner ’12 and Becky Gillig ’12

The Peer Tutor application is due on Sunday, April 12th at 11:59 pm.  The Research Intern application is due on Friday, May 1st at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please email senelson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Attitudes Towards Life Survey

From Hazal Muhtar ’15:

Winston Churchill says “attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!”

Join us in our quest to identify different attitudes towards life by taking a quick 10-min survey! Click the link to access the survey and be a meaningful part of this journey! All your help is much appreciated!
Date: Now – Friday, February 27th @ 6PM
Place: https://wesleyan.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvSveXtJhUCESHz

Scrambled/Lost/Rotten/Dead: Research on the Margins, In the Archive with History Professor Courtney Fullilove


Shannon Welch ’14 gives you yet another awesome opportunity to learn about random tidbits of history…

THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: In the Archive with History Professor Courtney Fullilove


Professor Fullilove is completing a book about global seeds and local knowledge in 19th-century American agricultural development. She believes there’s no such thing as a trivial source and will discuss mining material traditionally neglected by historians — decaying seeds, discarded records, and dead letters — for unlikely insights into the nature of state power.


Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: PAC 107

By the Numbers – Today (Tuesday) at Noon


By the Numbers is a seminar series sponsored by the Quantitative Analysis Center showcasing student research in the social sciences. This is a forum for students to present ongoing research and receive feedback from students and faculty. If you have done research, are currently doing research, or are just interested in learning more about contemporary topics in the social sciences, we hope to see you there!

Presentations will be by Eric Stephen ’13 and Catherine Doren ’13. Pizza will be provided. More details after the jump: 

Prospective Thesis Writers in Government


And you thought #THESISCRAZY was over. No, my friend, you are mistaken. According to Amy Davis ’13, it has only just begun:

Considering a thesis in Government?

The Government Majors’ Committee is pleased to invite all prospective thesis writers to gather with this year’s writers and Government professors in PAC 421 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, April 19 to discuss the challenges and rewards of the thesis process. Struggling to find resources? Trouble narrowing your topic? This informal event will allow you to have your questions answered one-on-one by professors with extensive research experience and by students who have just completed the process. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Friday, April 19th, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: PAC 421
Cost: Your entire senior year, and then some.

Participants Needed for PSYC Study


Alex Hirsch ’13 took a 4-second break from his thesis to let you know about a way to make some quick cash before leaving for the summer broke and jobless:

Professor Wilkins’ Psychology Research Lab is currently recruiting participants for a 45 minute study examining everyday social perceptions. Participants will receive $10 cash as compensation for their time. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the following questionnaire. And if you’ve already participated in her research, don’t bother.

Link: Survey

Open Discussion with Roth: Research at Wesleyan


I am writing to invite you to participate in a new form of student engagement with President Michael Roth and the Board of Trustees. Over the past several months, I have worked with the President’s Office to organize a face-to-face discussion with the President on an open question about Wesleyan’s future direction, shape, and character.  Board meetings (in which WSA representatives participate) usually address one such question, and this time around I am pleased to announce that the question is also being posed to the student body as a whole.
President Roth’s question:

We often talk about the scholar-teacher model as being at the heart of Wesleyan’s educational experience. I believe very strongly that much of the work that our faculty do to advance their own fields makes their teaching sharper and more vital. But not all research finds its way into the classroom, and at many universities there is a strong feeling that research serves some larger cultural good — not just the good of the students. This is much less true at most liberal arts colleges. Many professors at institutions that value research express that they want time “to do their own work,” and this often means work that serves their disciplines, not (necessarily) the university.