Opportunities in Psychology

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For each seminar, one or two students present research which was conducted on- or off-campus. Offered roughly twice a month during the academic year, these talks are sponsored by the Psychology SEPC. Dates will be announced to majors by email and posted on the science division calendar on GrinnellShare (login required).

The Grinnell College Psi Chi Chapter was installed in October of 2007 and is directed by Janet Gibson, professor of psychology. The chapter meets monthly, and each semester we induct eligible psychology majors. Members carry out service projects and support research in psychology. 

Grinnell students can find current members and events of our Psi Chi chapter in our GrinnellShare space (login required).

You can find general information about Psi Chi on the Psi Chi national website or the Midwest Psi Chi website.

The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department. Elections are held in the spring.

Current Grinnell students are invited to apply to work at the Preschool Laboratory (GrinnellShare login required).

Current Grinnell College students have access to a list of research opportunities on the Science Division GrinnellShare site (requires login). You will find links to off-campus opportunities and descriptions for research projects with faculty on campus (Mentored Advanced Projects, or MAPs).

Some publicly available sites also compile lists of summer opportunities: 

Information for many scholarships can be found on GrinnellShare (login required), including Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships.