APA Science Student Council Meets

Special Science Issue of APAGS Newsletter Planned


The APA Science Student Council (APASSC) held its fourth meeting, June 17-18, 1995, in Washington, DC. APASSC advises the Science Directorate on new ways that APA can serve science-oriented graduate students and encourage these students to become involved in APA science activities. APASSC comprises representatives from nine areas of psychological science.

The Council met with representatives from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to discuss how APAGS and the Council could work together to promote science student interests. An exciting development of this discussion was an invitation to APASSC to coordinate a science issue of the APAGS newsletter for November 1995. APAGS also asked the Council to submit a regular column to the newsletter on issues affecting science students. The science issue of the APAGS newsletter will feature articles on a variety of issues, including technological advances, research ethics, and career information.

During its meeting, the Council reviewed several nominations for five available slots on APASSC. The following students with their corresponding subject area were selected to serve on the Council beginning in the 1995-1996 academic year: Debra Gill, University of California, Los Angeles (clinical); Dean Cruess, University of Miami (health); Don Operario, University of Massachusetts (social); Rick Gilmore, Carnegie Mellon University (neuroscience); and Fred Morgeson, Purdue University (industrial/organizational). APASSC members serve for 2-year terms.

Matthew Cordova of the University of Kentucky was named Science Editor for the APAGS newsletter effort and will serve in that capacity for 2 years.

The Council will meet again in the fall to make final plans for the science issue of the APAGS newsletter.

For more information on APASSC, contact Marybeth Hanley in the Science Directorate at (202) 336-6000; FAX: (202) 336-5953; e-mail: mbh.apa@email.apa.org.




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