Category: Psychology

Michigan Technological University Ranked #6 Up and Coming Undergraduate Psychology Program In the Midwest

Michigan Technological University has been named as having the #6 up and coming undergraduate psychology program in the Midwest in a recent ranking by Best Psychology Degrees. The ranking considered the presence of graduate degree programs, innovative and cutting-edge methods and resources, recent facility updates, research opportunities, internships, student organizations and societies, and “wow” factor.

The editors noted psychology students at Michigan Technical University can specialize in areas such as Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors Psychology, and Educational Psychology, highlighting the flexibility of the program.

Best Psychology Degrees’ mission is to provide assistance to aspiring psychology professionals in selecting the best degree program for each individual.

Michigan Tech Psychology Program Ranks Highly

All psychology majors can participate in internships at local organizations and research opportunities are available in topics including Physical Ergonomics and Individual Differences in Human Performance.

Read more at The Keweenaw Report.

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Amber Kemppainen Chosen for National Academy Symposium

Amber J. Kemppainen
Amber J. Kemppainen

Amber Kemppainen, a senior lecturer in engineering fundamentals, has been chosen as one of 70 young engineering educators across the nation to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium in Irvine, Cal., Oct. 25-28.

At the symposium, faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines, will come together to share ideas and learn from research and best practices.

Attendees were nominated by NAE members or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.

Kempainnen has been instrumental in developing Tech’s IDEAS project, including three curriculum modules—biomechanics, wind energy and aquaculture—for first-year engineering students and a First-Year Engineering Learning Center.

From Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.

Kempainnen is also a PhD student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, Cognitive and Learning Sciences. Her advisor is Susan Amato-Henderson.

Jeon Co-organizes Two Workshops on Driving Interactions

AutomotiveUI 2015Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS/CS) co-organized two workshops; Workshop on Practical Experiences in Measuring and Modeling Drivers and Driver-Vehicle Interactions and The Third Workshop on User Experience of Autonomous Driving, with international collaborators at the Seventh International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI15), in Nottingham, UK, which began Monday and concludes today. The workshops were partly supported by The Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.

From Tech Today.

Injury Risk Estimation Work Published

Injury RiskRecent PhD graduate Erich Petushek (CLS; MSU College of Human Medicine), Associate Professor Edward Cokely (CLS), Assistant Professor John Durocher (Bio Sci), Paul Ward (University of Huddersfield, UK), Sean Wallace (Illinois Institute of Technology) and Gregory Myer (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center) published the paper “Injury Risk Estimation Expertise: Assessing the ACL Injury Risk Estimation Quiz,” in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015 43: 1640-1647.

From Tech Today.