The PBS Research Assistant Mentoring Program (RAMP) aims to introduce Psychology majors, especially those from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in our field (e.g., first generation college students and students of color), to laboratory research early in their college careers.
This semester, sixteen labs from five research programs within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences are opening their doors to RAMP students. Twenty-seven students in total were given research assistant positions. Each student will receive one credit, attend weekly lab meetings, and shadow a junior, senior, or graduate student mentor already established in a lab. In addition, the RAMP cohort will meet several times throughout the semester to reflect on their lab experiences and discuss professional development in research. Both first year and transfer students are eligible for the program and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Stay tuned for more updates from this beneficial new program!
Our participating labs:
Clinical Affective Science Lab (CASL)
Cognition Across Development (CAD) Lab
Developmental Milestones Lab
Dynamic Memory Modeling Lab
Family Relationships, Affective Science, and Minority Health (FAM) Lab
Individual Differences in Development Lab
Language, Intersensory Perception, and Speech (LIPS) Lab
Neurocognition and Perception Lab
Reasoning, Decision Making, And Computational Modeling Lab (RDCL)
Violence and Trauma Across the Lifespan (ViTAL) Lab
Work and Family Transitions Project