Getting involved in research as an undergraduate is a great way to get more out of your education. Through research, you can challenge yourself intellectually, use your creativity to address new questions, and move your learning beyond the classroom. Research can also help you prepare for the future. Research allows you to know more about your area of study. Exploring topics, asking questions, and learning about solutions gives you a broader perspective on a career or profession. Students who are active in research as undergraduates are more likely to get into a graduate or professional program and they are more successful when they do. Also, an honors thesis is required for graduation with honors in psychology. Students can write their thesis using the data they have gathered during their time in the lab. In addition, research involvement can provide credits toward graduation, funds for your education, and strong letters of recommendation. Besides that, research can be fun!
Research in our lab is a particularly enriching experience. Faculty and graduate students with diverse expertise work in collaboration at the Hank Virtual Environment's Lab, where there is vast opportunity to build on knowledge and skills in both areas of cognitive/child psychology and VR computer sciences.
If you are interested in working in our lab, please e-mail Dr. Jodie Plumert (email@example.com) with a description of your current interests and future plans. Attach your CV.
Graduate work in Psychology:
We welcome inquiries about applying to our psychology graduate programs in Developmental Science, Cognition & Perception, or Social Psychology. Our research program is appropriate for students with interests in studying perception and action in virtual environments, risk factors for childhood injuries, and peer influences on risk-taking. Students with backgrounds in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to contact us: developmental psychology, cognitive development, perceptual-motor development, cognitive psychology, perceptual psychology, cognitive science, social influence, and computer science. For more information please contact Dr. Jodie Plumert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Graduate work in Computer Science:
We welcome inquiries about applying to our Computer Science graduate program. Our research program is appropriate for students with interests in graphics, simulation, virtual environments, geometric modeling, human-computer interaction, and computer animation. Students with backgrounds in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to contact us: computer science, computer engineering, applied mathmatics, computer aided design. For more information please contact Dr. Joe Kearney (email@example.com) or Dr. Jim Cremer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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We welcome the opportunity to consider your application for a Postdoctoral position. If you are interested in working in our lab, please e-mail Dr. Jodie Plumert (email@example.com) with a description of your current and future research plans. Attach your CV.
UI Office of Postdoctoral Scholars
NIH Grants and Fellowships