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When Caitlin Kennedy is not in class, you will probably find her in the lab conducting experiments to investigate how pollutants such as zinc may have an effect on crayfish.

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Caitlin (right) and her mentor Dr. Angie Setzer (left)

Caitlin’s interest in neuroscience flourished when she took a class in Biological Psychology during her first year at Stevenson. Very soon, she jumped right into the opportunity to work with Dr. Tulloch’s behavioral neuroscience lab. Their collaboration has led to two poster presentations:

Kennedy, C.G., Nash, A.C., Wasicko, N.J., Leister, B.A., & Tulloch, I.K. (2018, November) Multi-generational behavioral response to alcohol in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Poster presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kennedy, C.G., Leister, B.A., & Tulloch, I.K. (2017, December). Effects of acute alcohol exposure on Drosophila melanogaster larvae locomotor activity. Poster presented at the Stevenson University Psychology Department Showcase in Stevenson, MD, and the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For the past year, Caitlin has also been working with Dr. Danna (Biological Sciences) and Dr. Setzer (Psychology). These opportunities brought her two additional poster presentations:

Leister, B.A., Kennedy, C.G., Nash, A.C., Tulloch, I.K., Danna, C.J. (2019, February) Neurodevelopmental effects of early alcohol exposure in transgenic drosophila melanogaster. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting in New York City, New York.

Briscoe, A., Dennis, M., Kennedy, C.G., Setzer, A. (2018, December). Crayfish Alcohol Maze Study. Poster presented at the Stevenson University Psychology Department Showcase, Owings Mills, MD.

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Caitlin presenting at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference

In addition to her extensive research experiences, Caitlin played a key role in organizing the Brain Bee event last month (see our previous blog entry here). She took care of all the details such as coordinating with the high school teachers and administrators, creating marketing materials, and keeping track of all the paperwork.

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Caitlin and other Psych Club officers (2019)

Caitlin was recently accepted into a Ph.D. behavioral neuroscience program. As she reflected on her past experiences, she said that she appreciated the close faculty-student relationships, especially with her mentors.

Congratulations Caitlin! Finish strong this semester and we wish you your very best as you take your next exciting step!

#wearethebest #successyoucanmeasure

My name is Jenny Tran and I am a junior psychology major. There are a few things that I’d like to share with you as I reflect on my experience serving as the President of the Psychology Club.

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1. Communication is important. I have learned to communicate better with others as we organize, delegate, and work together as a team. I realize the importance to create a friendly environment with our fellow club members and collaborators. As a result, we streamline the process of planning and executing successful events, such as the Brain Bee event that took place in February 2019.

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Psychology Club Officers at Brain Bee 2019 (from left to right): Antoinette Nash, Erik Gonzales, Caitlin Kennedy, Jenny Tran, Alex Abramson, and Jordon Huey

2. Partner with other clubs to host events. In the past, the Psychology Club has collaborated with other clubs and organizations. For example, we collaborated with Active Minds and organized a “De-Stress Week” before the finals last semester. This event included activities (e.g., paint night, coloring night, and social night) to provide opportunities for students to decompress. It was very well-received!

3. Make Psychology fun and accessible. The Psychology Club has been successful in inviting psychology professors and special speakers to discuss various topics related to Psychology. We are hoping that these opportunities will enhance students’ interests and knowledge and inspire them as they consider their future career.

Serving as the President of Psychology Club has allowed me to build better relationships with my peers and professors. I have become more attached to the psychology department, as well as the Stevenson University community. Overall, it is a wonderful experience!

By: Jenny Tran

Active Minds and Psychology club are collaborating on Stress Less Week! 

Monday, April 23rd: Art Therapy from 6-8pm in the Lynn Duncan Room.

Wednesday, April 25th: Yoga from 11-2pm in Wooded Way.

Thursday, April 26th: Cathartic Writing from 6-8pm in the Lynn Duncan Room.

Friday, April 27th: Pets on Campus from 11-12pm in Science Center 109.

 

Stop by and bring some friends! 

This is just a reminder that tonight, Tuesday, April 17th Jane Lutken will be speaking on ​"Syntactic Creativity: What We Can Learn About Language Acquisition From Children's Errors." The event will be at 6PM in the back half of Rockland Banquet Room.​

We look forward to seeing you there!
RISE will be holding this event on April 10 in the Lynn Duncan room from 7-9pm 
 
 
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