Newsletter Article

Hello to Our New Graduate Students!

In September, 2015, 22 new graduate students joined the Psychology Ph.D. Program. This is one of the largest cohorts in recent history!  The group includes five pairs of students who were admitted to work in the same labs. Our new students arrived from as far away as China and India and from as near as right here in Seattle.

Many in this group earned their previous degrees from schools on the east coast (Boston University, Duke, NYU, Wesleyan, Yale). A handful completed studies in California (Stanford, UC Berkeley), while several others previously attended schools in the middle of the US (Ohio University, Purdue, UT Austin). A few students who are joining us have previous affiliations with UW, as students or research staff.

The group is already receiving recognition for their outstanding potential. Several students received recruitment awards from our Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and even the National Science Foundation.  Our thanks goes to the Graduate School who helped us recruit this great group by providing Top Scholar and GO-MAP Diversity Awards.

Incoming students attended a weeklong orientation before the official start of Fall quarter. Orientation is organized by an advanced graduate student who has been selected as the Department’s Lead TA. This year's Lead TA is Nicole Stettler (Child Clinical with Lynn Fainsilber Katz).


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