The Department is pleased to announce the recognition of an outstanding undergraduate psychology major. Kyle Menary, sophomore University Honors Program student, has been named one of twenty 2009-10 CLA Selmer Birkelo Scholarship recipients. To be considered for a Birkelo Scholarship, students must be majoring in fields relating to history, modern languages, classics, or the social and behavioral sciences and must be nominated by their major department. From the slate of nominees, a college-wide selection committee determines Birkelo Scholars, who will receive up to $4,000 to support their studies next year.
Kyle has distinguished himself early on in his academic career. Following participation in Monica Luciana's lab throughout his freshman year, Kyle secured a Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grant last summer for his project, "Correlational Study of IQ and Cortical Thickness". He has continued data collection for this project since last spring and recently presented a poster at CSPR Research Day. Kyle is now working on a manuscript for a scholarly article as he completes his sophomore year. In Monica's letter of support for Kyle she states, "[Kyle] is superstar material, and we will be proud to claim him as one of our own!"
Holly M. Hatch-Surisook
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Coordinator of Advising
Department of Psychology