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Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Melissa DeWoody ('19)

I really enjoyed the opportunity to gain more research experience with real world data and learn about the difficulties of math applications to longitudinal datasets.

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Laura Shillingsburg ('19)

As a result of the research and clinical opportunities I have had, I plan to apply to graduate programs in child clinical psychology.

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Jennifer Phillips ('19)

I plan to study the connection between parents and their children’s psychological functioning.

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Emily Ellis ('19)

I would like to continue investigating the influence of genetics and the environment on the development of children.

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Lucas Vankeuren ('19)

As a non-psychology major, one of the best parts about working in the Child Study Center is the use of an amazing technology, eye-tracking, which allows us to gain insights that could not be found before.

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Heidi Fanton ('19)

Through working as an undergraduate research assistant in Drs. Teti and Caron’s labs, I have discovered that I really enjoy doing research.

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Jenelle Richards ('18)

For being such a large campus, Penn State has a way of making everyone feel like an individual. There is something here for everyone!

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Tucker ('18)

Research has allowed me to explore my interests further and to enhance my education outside of the classroom.

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Chang (Jenny) Zhao ('17)

By working with Dr. Dawn Witherspoon, I learned that valuable qualities of a developmental scientist are self-initiation, detail orientation, and accomplishing things in a timely manner.

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Tim Groh ('16)

My favorite thing about Penn State is the breadth of opportunities that it has and the challenge it presents in leaving it up to you to pursue those opportunities and forge your own experiences.

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Alyssa Palmer ('16)

I’ve definitely learned the value of mentorship and having multiple mentors.

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Gretchen Perhamus ('16)

It has been extremely rewarding to work directly with children and see their progress over time. I feel like I'm making a difference with them.

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Jennifer Daniels ('14)

Working in Dr. Neiderhiser’s lab has been a great experience because it is a good balance between my psychological and medical interests.

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Joonyoung Park ('14)

As an international student, in addition to learning research skills, working in the Context and Development Lab has helped me improve my communication skills as well as helped my adjustment to studying abroad.

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Stephanie Tarle ('13)

I have enjoyed being part of a longitudinal study because it allows me to stick with the same kids and see how they progress over time. My research experience at the Child Study Center not only helped me academically, but also shaped my research interests and future career plans.

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Michael DePaul ('13)

I knew I needed research experience, but didn’t expect to enjoy it so much! Working under graduate students is something every undergraduate should do.

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Anjali Gowda ('10)

My work with maltreated children and children with various mental health disorders taught me to be so patient. It’s an amazing experience. I love it! My experiences at the Child Study Center heightened my interest in the field and I feel I couldn’t get these clinical experiences in many other labs [and] never imagined having them as an undergrad!

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