Category: Psychology

Students Attend 2015 Upper Peninsula Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference

UPISR-2015-graphicAbout 25 students from Michigan Tech attended the 2nd annual Upper Peninsula Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference (UPISR) on April 21, 2015. This year’s event, which took place at Northern Michigan University (NMU) at Marquette, was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at NMU and the Department of Psychology at NMU.

The 2015 conference was a continuation to collaborative efforts between Michigan Tech and NMU, focused on student research in human and behavioral sciences. It also witnessed the diversity of areas that include psychology, human factors, education, human effectiveness, human-centered design, social science, kinesiology, neuroscience, and other related fields.

UPISR-Students-2015Undergraduate and graduate students from both universities gave oral and poster presentations.

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2015 UPISRC Proceedings

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Workshop: Developing Partnership and Advancing Driving Research

The Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) will host the first workshop on “Developing Partnership and Advancing Driving Research.” We would like to invite researchers and practitioners interested in in-vehicle user interfaces and applications. This workshop aims to identify plausible research projects and collaborators for each identified project, introduce possible funding agencies and proposal submission logistics, and plan and schedule activities that will culminate in competitive proposal submission.

Guest Speakers

  • Andrew Kun (University of New Hampshire)
  • Bruce Walker (Georgia Tech)
  • Andreas Riener (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Collin Castle (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Registration
There is no registration fee, but an RSVP is preferred. Please RSVP to Steven Landry, assistant organizer, sglandry@mtu.edu, by Thursday, April 30.

Catered lunch and wine and cheese reception will be provided. The day before and after, the Mind Music Machine Lab will also have a demo session on research facilities, including multiple driving simulators, robots and virtual environment.

Submission
Participants, who want to present their research interests and skill sets can send a single power point slide to Steven Landry, assistant organizer, sglandry@mtu.edu, by Thursday, May 14.

Research presentation is not mandatory. You can attend without any presentation.

This workshop is hosted by Michigan Tech Transportation Institute, Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and Department of Computer Science.

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Workshop on “Developing Partnership and Advancing Driving Research”
Date and Location
When: May 28th 2015 Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Great Lake Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Tech


Undergraduate Research Expo 2015

Undergraduate Research Expo at the Rosza Lobby

by Michigan Tech Honors Institute

The Undergraduate Research Expo was held Friday, March 20, 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Rozsa Lobby. Thirty undergraduates from twelve different departments and schools were represented this year. Their presentations and posters were evaluated by Tech faculty and staff, and everyone was invited to attend. The posters were displayed in the lobby until noon on Saturday, to coincide with Preview Day.

The Undergraduate Research Expo is sponsored by the Vice President of Research Office, and prizes are sponsored by the Provost’s Office.

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Brittany Nelson, The Definition of Death Scare

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Faryn Yovich, Comparing the Relationship Between Children’s Mental Focus and Creativity


Margo Woller-Carter Places in Graduate Research Colloquium

Margo Woller-Carter
Margo Woller-Carter

The 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium was held on Feb. 25–26 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Winners were announced at a banquet on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Margo Woller-Carter, PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, took second place for her oral presentation “Development of the Intelligent Graphs for Everyday Decisions Tutor.”

Read more at Tech Today.

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Patrick Belling is an Outstanding Teacher

Patrick Belling
Patrick Belling

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners.

Patrick Belling, PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher, have received excellent evaluations from students, as well as gaining the respect of faculty in their departments.

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Steve Landry Quoted in Trains Magazine

FEB2015Steven Landry, MS student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, was quoted in the article “Despite drop in collisions, intersection of roads and rails still a dangerous place.” Landry noted that each year fewer and fewer people were killed in grade crossing incidents. He gave reasons which included studies of driver behavior at railroad crossings.

Read more at Trains Magazine, by Justin Franz. Subscription required.


Joint Rail Conference Travel Scholarship for Fakhr Hosseini

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Rail Transportation Division (RTD) has awarded Maryam Fakhr Hosseini an ASME RTD Graduate Student Conference Scholarship for the 2015 ASME Joint Rail Conference (JRC). The scholarship, in the amount of $1,100.00, is intended to pay for transportation, lodging, and meals. The scholarship also covers reimbursement of the full student conference registration fee.

The ASME RTD scholarship gives graduate students the opportunity to network with rail industry professionals and to expand their knowledge of rail research, technical advancements, and industry needs.

Fakhr Hosseini is a PhD student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors. Her advisor is Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon.

JRC 2015


Human Research and Engineering Directorate Visit Thursday

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology are excited to host Laurel Allender, director of the Human Research and Engineering Directorate of the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Allender will be giving a presentation, titled “Human Sciences in the Army Research Laboratory: From the Bench to the Battlefield,” from 3 to 4 p.m. in the GLRC 202. Her presentation will include a glimpse into what it is like to be a scientist/engineer working in a DoD lab, and then proceed to discuss how researchers in the human sciences can contribute collaboratively to the important fundamental and applied work in human performance, human factors, simulation and training technology missions of the Human Research and Engineering Directorate. A social will follow the presentation from 4-5 p.m.

All faculty and graduate students who are interested in human sciences, particularly in those areas related to the mission of the Human Research and Engineering Directorate of the ARL, are encouraged to attend.

More information about Allender is available on the ARL website.

In addition to the presentation, we will be scheduling a few small group, lab meetings/tours. If you are interested in being considered for some one-on-one time with Allender, contact Susan Amato at slamato@mtu.edu.

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