History of the Conference:
GURP is a day-long conference that fosters development of new researchers. Historically, presenters have been undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and high school students from the southeast. In 2012, we began inviting junior graduate students (within the first two years of study) to submit abstracts in order to give graduate students a venue for their first conference presentations and give undergraduate students an opportunity to network with graduate students to learn more about graduate school.

 

GURP 2014:
During GURP 2014, we welcomed approximately 175 attendees from 27 colleges and universities in six states. We are pleased to report that students delivered 11 oral and 60 poster presentations at that conference.

 

GURP 2014 Award Winners:

Oral Presentations

First Place
Fear Learning Deficits in Women with PTSD
Author: Aiyana Batton
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ebony Glover
Affiliation: Spelman College, Biology Department; Emory University School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Estrogen Modulates Attention Bias to Emotional Faces in Women
Authors: Kayla Greene, Ebony Glover, Negar Fani, Kristina Mercer, Erin Tone, Kerry Ressler, and Tanja Jovanovic
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ebony Glover
Affiliation: Spelman College, Biology Department; Emory University School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Second Place
Perceived Parental Rejection and Intimate Partner Violence: Are They Connected?
Authors: Brittany Starr and Carrie M. Brown
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Carrie M. Brown
Affiliation: Agnes Scott College


Poster Presentations

First Place
What Would You Do? Factors Affecting Blame-Taking Behaviors
Authors: Geena Washington, Oscar Mendez, and Jennifer Willard
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Willard
Affiliation: Kennesaw State University

Second Place
Development of a New Measure for Undergraduate Stress
Authors: Loryn Beachell and Taylor Hawkins
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Heather Meggers-Wright
Affiliation: Birmingham-Southern College

Third Place
The Role of Font Size and Stimuli Size in Older Adults' Metamemory Judgments and Recall Performance
Authors: Barbara J. Wright, Kelsey McElroy, Amanda Grate, Cassie White, Alan Harrison, Brenda Taylor-Moody, and Jodi Price
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jodi Price
Affiliation: University of Alabama in Huntsville