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Feb 9, 2016

Explore Your World at the Study Abroad Fair this Thursday, February 11th!

Explore your world at the Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, February 11th - 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP

With 400+ ways to just go away and study abroad, find your adventure at the Study Abroad Fair! #TerpsAbroad

Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find the program that's perfect for YOU!

Thursday, February 11th
3PM – 6PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp.

Educationabroad@umd.edu, 301-314-7746

Paid Job Opportunity for May Graduates Interested in Doing a Year of Service!

Are you interested in spending your year after graduation doing service work? The Westmoreland
Volunteer Corps, located in Bethesda, MD, offers five adults - typically recent college graduates - the opportunity to work in direct social service through placements with Washington-area service agencies. These agencies provide services such as employment counseling and search, case workers for at-risk youth, maternal/child health care and other health programs, social and legal services and shelters for the homeless, refugee support, promotion of social justice, and support for the elderly.

Requirements:• College degree or related work experience
• Willingness to live simply on a limited income, cooperatively in community with 4 other adults
• Completed application
• Two letters of recommendation
• College transcripts

Benefits:
• Subsidized housing in a furnished house in Bethesda, MD, on DC border, near excellent public transportation
• Health insurance, commuting allowance, monthly stipend from agency for housing, food and modest personal expenses
• Placement process that matches applicant's interests and skills with available positions
• Professional community counselor who meets weekly with Volunteers
• Periodic retreats for reflection and evaluation

How to Apply:
• Application form: http://www.westmorelanducc.org/vol-corps-apply
• Deadline is February 15, 2016

For more information or questions please visit: http://www.westmorelanducc.org/volunteer-corps/ or email volcorps@westmorelanducc.org

Feb 8, 2016

Considering applying for a minor in business? Info session 2/10! Application deadline 2/15!

Smith School of Business Minors 
https://go.umd.edu/smithminors
Business Analytics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, General Business

Information Session:
Wednesday, February 10
6:00 pm
Van Munching Hall Room 2511

Applications due on Monday, February 15 @ 12 Midnight

Exceptional Learning Experience Student Essay Contest! Win up to $500! Deadline March 1st!

Have you had learning experiences at UMD that were memorable and meaningful, as well as challenging, inspirational, and creative? If so, the UMD Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (AETL) would like to hear from you about them. We invite you to submit an essay (no more than 1,000 words, double spaced) sharing the exceptional learning experience that you had. The top three essays, as judged by AETL, will receive a monetary award (1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place: $100). The award winners will also be invited for a panel discussion with AETL
members about the characteristics of memorable teaching and learning moments. All currently
enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Submit your essay at: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_25oLAtfRb8hiHch

Submission deadline: March 1
Awards announced: Following spring break

For more information, contact Kaci Thompson kaci@umd.edu or Leah Waks leahwaks@umd.edu.

The Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (http://aetl.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland is a faculty community of scholars committed to fostering a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at this research university.

Feb 5, 2016

Empower your organization to engage in positive social change! Contact TerpService today!

TerpService connects UMD students to local community service-learning. We partner with organizations that do socially just work in communities surrounding campus. We work with homelessness and poverty, environmental issues and sustainability, youth literacy and college readiness, and assisting elderly community members.

When are your general body meetings this semester? If you will have us, we would love to spend 5-10 minutes sharing information with you and your organization. 

Are you looking for team building and/or professional and civic readiness development? We can be a helpful resource to your community service chairs. TerpService Days are great opportunities to grow as a team while doing good work with local partners. If you want to get more information or sign-up you can visit go.umd.edu/Spring2016TSD

Do you or members of your org want to immersive themselves in social change making? Terps for Change is our semester long experience. Participants gain experience serving in the non-profit sector and building relationships with local non-profit partners. Folks can apply at go.umd.edu/T4CAPP.

Interested in Child Development Research? Consider this summer internship at Johns Hopkins University!

2016 Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory for Child Development
Summer Internship Program
http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

2016 will be the 11th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2016 Program will run in June and July, and will be between 20 and 40 hours per week. Interns will receive a stipend.

To apply, please send a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, and an unofficial academic transcript. Applications and inquiries should be sent to:
jhulcdapplications@gmail.com

More information can also be found on the lab website:
http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/

Internship opportunities with the Chris Van Hollen for Senate Campaign!

The Chris Van Hollen for Senate campaign is currently looking for interns and fellows from
University of Maryland to join our team. This will be a great opportunity for students to become civically engaged, learn how a campaign works and master cutting-edge targeting and political data techniques as part of the most exciting campaign of the cycle.

The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next U.S. Senator from Maryland! Hours are flexible with a small requirement, and the campaign team is a lot of fun. No previous campaign experience necessary. When you walk out the door at the end of your internship you will know how to run a local field program, and have met a lot of new friends.

To apply for an internship or fellowship with the Van Hollen for Senate campaign, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form https://goo.gl/v4JsLz or email any questions to cvh.internship.info@gmail.com . The Van Hollen for Senate Campaign is an equal, opportunity employer.

Full-time, Paid Research Assistant position with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Full-time
Paid
Research Assistant Position
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
University of Maryland, College Park
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2VfTnwj0LzFdnlMOF9LM3FrZG8/view?usp=sharing

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI), in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to conduct high quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family engagement in their children’s education. CECEI seeks an energetic, detailed oriented, and highly organized individual to support CECEI evaluation projects. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with renewal contingent upon funding and performance.

Responsibilities:
-Conducting reviews of the research literature
-Assistance in data collection and documentation
-Entering and verifying accuracy of data entry
-Basic statistical analyses
-Assistance with evaluation report writing and other key tasks related to manuscript preparation
-Revision of manuscripts in response to editorial and technical comments
-Development of presentations for professional audiences

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in education, statistics, psychology, or a related field
An outstanding academic record
Familiarity with quantitative research methods and data analysis
Experience conducting reviews of the research literature
Evidence of strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently
Proficiency within the Microsoft Office environment
Evidence of excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Preferred- Proficiency in SPSS, Stata, or R
Preferred- Experience working in a research lab as an undergraduate student
Preferred- A demonstrated interest in early childhood general or special education

How To Apply:
The position is available immediately. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; contact information for three individuals who may be contacted as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor). All inquiries, nominations and applications should be sent to: Christy Tirrell-Corbin, PhD Executive Director, CECEI cecei@umd.edu

Feb 4, 2016

Become a Paid Recruitment Assistant with the Infant and Child Studies Consortium!

Infant and Child Studies Consortium
Outreach Assistant (Paid position)



Description:
The Infant & Child Studies group is looking to hire several paid recruitment assistants to help enhance our pool of participating families. Recruitment assistants would attend local community events, in combination with our recruitment coordinator, and talk to parents about participating in research. This position is ideal for someone who is friendly, outgoing, and likes talking to people. It also requires having a flexible schedule, since many of these events occur on weekends or in the evenings. While recruitment assistants are not expected to be free to attend every such event, recruitment assistants are expected to make a legitimate effort to attend whenever possible. Hours per week will likely vary, ranging from 2-10 most weeks; pay will thus depend on hours worked any particular week.

Responsibilities:
  • Attending community events
  • Explaining research participation opportunities to parents
  • Marketing for research participation

Qualifications:
  • Outgoing and Friendly
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in children and research
  • Preferably an undergraduate student

How to Apply:
Send a resume to Tara Mease at taram@umd.edu. Please also indicate the extent and length of availability (e.g., spring, spring + summer, etc).

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Tara Mease
Email: taram@umd.edu

Be a Psychology Peer Mentor!

Be a Psychology Peer Mentor!
The Department of Psychology Undergraduate Studies Office is recruiting for an exciting opportunity for the spring and summer. PSYC majors who are energetic, passionate and enthusiastic about their experiences at UMD are encouraged to apply! Peer Mentors participate in campus open houses for incoming freshman, lead weekly workshops for new PSYC majors, and assist with orientation. Gain public speaking, teaching and leadership skills!

Eligibility Requirements:
• Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
• Must be in good judicial/academic standing

Please email Lori Kader at lkader@umd.edu for more information and an application!

Present your research at UVA's Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference! Submission deadline March 9th!

L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference
University of Virginia
April 15, 2016

University of Maryland psychology majors are encouraged to apply to present their empirical psychology research at the L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference at the University of Virginia.

Abstract proposals for talks or posters may be submitted until March 9,
2016 for the Reid Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference at
U.Va. For submission and registration instructions, please visit
http://cacsprd.web.virginia.edu/Psych/Conference.

Geoffrey Cohen, Professor of Psychology and James G. March Professor
in Education and Business at Stanford will deliver the keynote address.

Modest funds to defray some travel expenses may be available for out-of-state presenters.

For questions please contact John B. Rudder, Undergraduate Coordinator, UVA Department of Psychology at psych-info@virginia.edu 

Don't wait till it's too late! Act now on these FREE Tutoring Resources!


FREE Tutoring and other Academic Resources! 
Flyer:  http://ter.ps/freetutoring

Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ASTS) offers free peer tutoring for the campus'most challenging courses. To make an appointment for individual and small-group sessions, sign up directly at https://umdtutoring.mywconline.com/. Contact Christine Duchouquette at cduchou@umd.edu or 301-405-4745 for questions.

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) is a free, walk-in tutorial program that covers most key courses in Writing, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and more (including PSYC 100). Individual and small group tutoring consisting of 2-4 students per group is available each semester. Stop by or call today to see if help is available in your course. Contact Miriam Osborne Elliott at omsetutoring@umd.edu or 301-405-4100.

Learning Assistance Service of the Counseling Center offers services to help students strengthen their study skills. Assistance is provided with time management and organization, study plan development, effective reading, exam skills, managing exam anxiety and more. Services are provided through individual and group academic coaching, learning skills courses, math learning support, and workshops. Go to www.counseling.umd.edu, email las-cc@umd.edu, or call 301-314-7693 for more information.

Yale Cognition and Development Internship! Application due March 4th!

Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship
 
The Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental psychology and adult cognition. Complete information about this research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded at this link, http://cogdevlab.sites.yale.edu/joining-lab.

The internship will run from Wed., June 1 to Fri., July 29, 2016, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 4, 2014.

Questions not covered online about the program may be directed to Sam Johnson at samuel.johnson+si@yale.edu.

Feb 3, 2016

Research Assistant position with The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt!

Research Assistant Position 
Sheppard Pratt
The Center for Eating Disorders
Unpaid Position

The Research Coordinator at the Center for Eating Disorders is seeking an assistant to help with the program’s research projects, including treatment efficacy studies, program development evaluations, and outcome measurement studies. 

Responsibilities:
-Assisting in the maintenance, data collection, and result presentation of online surveys
-Completing procedural demands of research studies
-Assisting with literature reviews as necessary.
-Ability to handle and protect confidential and sensitive data and integrity
-Participate in supporting with the design, execution, analysis, and/or evaluation of research projects initiated at the Center
-10 Hours Per Week (hours each week can be flexible)

The Research Coordinator can work with a candidate’s institution to determine if field work credits may be available for the experience. 
 
Qualifications:
-Candidates from graduate institutions preferred, though undergraduate candidates will be considered
-Detail-oriented
-Organized
-Ability to follow specific, detailed instructions
-High personal motivation
-Self-Management
-Ability to take responsibility
-Motivated to engage in a wide range of duties, including taking part in data entry tasks
-Ideal candidate will be able to make at least a one-year commitment

How To Apply:
To apply for this Position: Please send your resume and cover letter via email (Lsproch@sheppardpratt.org), fax (410-938-5250), or mail (Laura Sproch, Ph.D. at 6535 N Charles St, Suite 300, Baltimore MD, 21204). An ideal candidate would be able to start in late Spring 2016 and would commit to one year. Start date can be flexible. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is found.

Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity! Application deadline February 10th!

Summer Research Initiative
University of Maryland
Behavioral and Social Sciences
May 30-July 22, 2016
UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI): 
This program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Program Details: 
The 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from May 30 - July 22, 2016. Students are required to arrive on campus on Saturday, May 28th for mandatory Saturday and Sunday program orientation, but SRI programming will officially begin on Tuesday, May 31st due to the Memorial Day holiday. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments (visit http://www.bsos.umd.edu for department list). The program also supplements the research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students are provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in university on-campus housing and $3,150 (before taxes – amount includes stipend and meal allowances).

Basic Eligibility:
-Junior or senior status by Fall 2016
-U.S. citizen or permanent resident status
-Intent to pursue a Ph.D. in the social and behavioral sciences
-This initiative especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences

Questions? Visit the following website http://ter.ps/BSOSSRI or contact us bsossri@umd.edu

To apply, visit the CIC SROP website, click “Campus Profiles,” and select University of Maryland
http://www.cic.net/students/srop/introduction

Application deadline: February 10, 2016