APA Science Student Council Meets in June

The APA Science Student Council (APASSC) held its most recent meeting June 8-9, at APA headquarters in Washington, DC. Established 3 years ago, APASSC serves as an advisory group to the Science Directorate on issues of importance to science-oriented psychology graduate students. The Council reports directly to the Board of Scientific Affaris (BSA).

To prepare for its first column in the APAGS (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students) newsletter, which will appear in the fall, APASSC discussed content ideas received from other science-oriented graduate students. The Council decided that the fall issue will feature information on research technology and career development issues relevant to science-oriented students.

The Council also generated several ideas about how APA can broaden its reach to the science-oriented student population. Suggestions included developing a student web page, submitting information to APA division newsletters, and expanding the distribution of material at conferences.

Council members reviewed nominations for open positions on the Council. The new APASSC members will be announced in the next issue of Psychological Science Agenda.

One of the students rotating off the council is Randall Rule, current APASSC Chair. Council member Frederick Morgeson will replace Rule as Council Chair beginning with the fall meeting. Morgeson is an industrial/organizational psychology graduate student at Purdue University.

For more information about the APA Science Student Council, please contact Marybeth Hanley in the Science Directorate via e-mail at mbh.apa@email.apa.org or by telephone at (202) 336-6000.

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