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Student Oriented Programming at the Convention

Exciting and inspirational convention programs for graduate students

By Alexa Lopez

Are you a student attending Convention this year in Honolulu, Hawaii and trying to sort through the website to map out what talks and programs you're going to attend? The website can be complicated and you may be overwhelmed over the variety of programs that are being offered, therefore I have outlined some of the APAGS [American Psychological Association of Graduate Students] and Science Student Council-sponsored programming that may be of particular interest to students.

Wednesday, July 31:

  • "Making the Most of APA Convention- An Introduction for Graduate Students and First-Time Attendees"
    Convention Center 315
    9 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
  • Flying Solo Social
    APAGS Suite
    4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • APAGS 25th Anniversary Social
    Modern Honolulu Hotel; 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.
    6 p.m.-8 p.m.
    Join APAGS members in a sand covered courtyard complete with a wading pool, food, drinks, and fantastic views of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. You must pick up a free ticket from the APAGS booth at Convention and IDs will be checked at the bar.

Thursday, August 1:

  • "Translating Neuroscience Findings into Practical Drug Abuse Prevention"
    Convention Center 302A
    8 a.m.-9:50 a.m.

Friday, August 2:

  • "Publish or Perish! What Grad Students Need to Know About Publication and Peer Review"
    Convention Center 323A
    8 a.m.-8:50 a.m.
  • "Deployment Stress and Military Families' Health- A Focus on Health-Risk Behaviors and Physiology"
    Convention Center 303A
    8 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
  • Graduate Student Research Poster Session
    Convention Center Kamehameha Exhibit Hall
    9 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
  • "Psychology Without Borders- International Teaching, Research, and Service"
    Convention Center Kalakaua Ballroom A
    10 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
  • "We're in the Money: Helpful Hints from Psychological Scientists about Securing Research Funding"
    Convention Center 323B
    11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Saturday, August 3:

  • "Giving Yourself an Edge- Frank Advice on Funding for Graduate Research"
    Convention Center 321B
    8 a.m.-8:50 a.m.
  • "How to Earn a Salary that you Deserve"
    Convention Center 318B
    8 a.m.-8:50 a.m.
  • "Use of Behavior and Social Science Volunteers to Reduce Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations"
    Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Honolulu Suite I
    9 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
  • Cutting-Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists Poster Session
    Convention Center Kamehameha Exhibit Hall
    10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
  • "Adolescent Substance Abuse- State of the Science in Four Evidence-Supported Approaches"
    Convention Center 313C
    10 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
  • "Succeeding in Horizontal Collaborations: Tips and Advice from Interdisciplinary
    Researchers in Psychological Science"
    Convention Center 323A
    12 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
  • "Breaking the Academic Mold: Nontraditional Career Options"
    Convention Center 323A
    1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Sunday, August 4:

  • "Financial Literacy for Graduate Students- Student Loans, Starting Salaries, and Loan Forgiveness"
    Convention Center 301A
    8 a.m.-8:50 a.m.
  • "From STEM to STEAM- Challenges in Guiding Creative Students into Scientific Careers"
    Convention Center 303B
    11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.