Category: Psychology

Board of control praises Tech’s direction

Among the notable accomplishments over the year was the designation as the No. 1 Peace Corps Masters International Program in the nation for the seventh consecutive year. Shari Stockero was promoted from assistant professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure. Paul Ward was promoted from associate professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure.


Cokely Receives Best Paper Award

Assistant Professor Edward Cokely (CLI) has received the Raymond S. Nickerson Best Paper Award, sponsored by the American Psychological Association Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology). Cokely and a colleague’s paper, “Effective Communication of Risks to Young Adults: Using Message Framing and Visual Aids to Increase Condom Use and STD Screening,” appeared in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol. 17, No. 3, 270–287 (2011).


2012 MSGC Awards Announced

Michigan Tech faculty, staff members and students received awards tallying $101,875 through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which includes 11 university members.

Among the faculty members receiving $5,000 seed grants was Ranjana Mehta (Cognitive & Learning Sciences): “Interactive effects of physical and mental fatigue on task performance during orthostatic challenge.”

Among the faculty and staff members receiving $5,000 or more for pre-college, public outreach, teacher training, and/or augmentation programs was Joan Chadde (Center for Science and Environmental Outreach): “Great Lakes Teacher Institute.”


Peace Corps Volunteer Tackles a Sensitive Women’s Health Problem in Uganda

Stacey Frankenstein-Markon is serving in Uganda as part of Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program in applied science education. Brad Baltensperger, chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and program director of the PCMI Applied Science Education Program, and Casey Huckins, an associate professor of biological sciences who heads the University’s new PCMI in biological sciences, spent a week in Uganda to discuss the graduate students’ research.


GSG Research Colloquium

The Graduate School Government held its annual research colloquium on February 2-3, 2012. Presenters from CLS include:

Improvement of Decision Making in Complex and Dynamic Environments (oral)
by Patrick Belling & Paul Ward

Using a Prediction and Option Generation Paradigm to Understand Decision Making (oral)
by Joel Suss & Paul Ward

The Effect of Encoding Type and Experience on Spatial Recognition of Dynamic Information (poster)
by Patrick Belling, Emma Veach, Brynn Ahonen, & Paul Ward