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Four PSY students earn Dean’s Scholars for 2022-23

Congratulations go to four PSY students and their faculty mentors, who were named Dean’s Scholars for the 2022-23 AY. Specifically, Caroline Bartoszek (advisor Jenn Quinn), Savannah Lowe (advisor Chris Wolfe), Zoe Platow (advisor Matt McMurray), and Natalie Shand (advisor Anna Radke) were named Dean’s Scholars. Each student and each advisor will receive $500 to support their scholarly efforts! Congratulations to everyone involved in support undergraduate research in our department!

Eight graduate students receive Capretta Awards

Congratulations to eight psychology graduate students who were selected by the faculty to receive Capretta Awards in 2022. Capretta Awards recognize post-master’s students for their research contributions and public presentations of their scholarly work. Each student receives a cash award with the recognition. This year’s winners are:

Akanksha Das
McKenna Freeman
Rachel Geyer
Niki Hayatbini
Lauren Jones
Sean Monroe
Natalee Price
Elizabeth Sneddon-Yepez

Congrats to all of our Capretta Winners!

Natalie Perkins named Psychology Dissertation Scholar for 2022-23

At the 2022 Stephen Hinkle Memorial Poster Session, Natalie Perkins was named the Department of Psychology Dissertation Scholar for 2022-23. This award releases the recipient from departmental duties, allowing them to devote their full time efforts to their dissertation and related scholarly activities. Natalie is a member of Aaron Luebbe’s lab, and we congratulate her on being named Dissertation Scholar!

Psi Chi Professor and Graduate Student of the Year named

At the 2022 Stephen Hinkle Memorial Poster Session, Psi Chi announced the recipients of two of the most coveted annual honors in the psychology department. Dr. Anna Radke was named Professor of the Year in Psychology for 2021-22, and Elizabeth Sneddon-Yepez was named Graduate Student of the Year in Psychology for 2021-22. Congratulations to Anna and Elizabeth on these well-deserved recognitions!

PSY undergrads receive Fulbright honors

Congratulations go to PSY major Brandon Arnold, who was one of five Miami undergraduates selected to receive a Fulbright grant in 2022! Brandon is a member of Anna Radke’s RAD Lab, and previously he received Dean’s Scholar and Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award recognitions. Brandon plans to continue his studies abroad in Chile with his Fulbright Award. Congratulations Brandon!

In addition, PSY major Samantha Shetterly was named as a Fulbright Scholar alternate. Samantha is a Miami alum, and she worked in Elise Clerkin’s lab. Congratulations to Samantha on being selected as a Fulbright alternate!

Tyler Jacobs receives CAS’s Miami Graduate Student Teaching Award

Congratulations go to Tyler Jacobs, who received the 2022 College of Arts and Science Graduate Student Teaching Award. Jacobs has served as a teaching assistant for introductory statistics (PSY 293), and he has also served as an instructor of record for introductory social psychology (PSY 221) and for the psychology of sustainability (PSY 420). Tyler also contributed (along with JJ Togans) a workshop at the 2021 Diversity Teach-In on discussing racism in the classroom. Tyler has also advised three senior thesis projects and one DUOS project with undergraduates in Allen McConnell’s PASS Lab. Congratulations to Tyler for this well-deserved honor!

Matt McMurray receives CFR award

Congratulations go to Matt McMurray, who received a $30K award from the Miami Committee on Faculty Research and the Office of Research and Innovation to support his research during the summer of 2022. The award will provide summer support and materials and supplies to continue his work on-going drug addiction research, and the proposal received very positive comments during its review process. Congrats Matt!

Allen McConnell receives Prodesse Quam Conspici award

Congratulations go to Allen McConnell, who received the Miami University President’s Prodesse Quam Conspici Award, recognizing his service and leadership as a department chair during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prodesse Quam Conspici awards (based on Miami’s motto) may be bestowed on university community members once during their careers to recognize selfless acts of leadership that advance the greater good of the university.

8 PSY students received University Summer Scholarships

Congratulations goes to eight undergraduates in our department (and to their mentors) who received University Summer Scholars for the Summer of 2022. Specifically, the following students will receive USS awards to support their scholarly work this summer:

Caroline Bartoszek (Jennifer Quinn)
Henry Beckett (Jennifer Quinn)
Sidra Capriolo (Yvette Harris)
Harrison Carvour (Anna Radke)
Lucy Chappell (Jennifer Quinn)
Peyton Matik (Jay Smart)
Jon Sciortino (Matthew McMurray)
Alexia Zylko (Matthew McMurray)

Congratulations to each student-mentor combination, and good luck with your research this summer!

Undergraduate Zoe Platow named Goldwater Scholars

Congratulations to Zoe Platow (a psychology and biochemistry co-major, mentored by our own Matt McMurray), who was one of two Miami undergraduates named a Goldwater Scholar. These scholarships are widely viewed as one of the most prestigious awards to support undergraduates pursuing degrees in STEM fields, and about 300 are awarded each year nationally. Congrats Zoe!