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IPA has three competitive programs to offer psychology students, both graduate and undergraduate, an opportunity to present their work at our Annual Convention.  Two are part of The Dr. Mark Roberts' IPA Student Research Presentations:  1) An Oral Presentation Opportunity for Graduate Students and 2) A Poster Presentation Competition.  The third is a Student Ethics Essay Contest coordinated by IPA's Ethics Committee. 

We encourage you to review the details on each program and find one that fits for you.   We hope to see you presenting soon!

THE DR. MARK ROBERTS'
IPA STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS




Oral Presentation Opportunity for Graduate Students


IPA has two openings at its Annual Convention for students to make oral research presentations.  This competitive opportunity is reserved for Idaho's psychology graduate students.    

Acceptable Topics:  Experimental Research, Clinical Research, and Applied Projects

To Apply:  Please submit an abstract with the following headings and information:

  • Presentation title (limit to 10 words);  
  • Purpose, methods, results & conclusions (limit to 250 words); 
  • Presenting author’s information (please include full name, undergraduate or graduate status, snail mailing address, e-mail address & phone numbers); and
  • Name of psychology faculty advisor.

Please indicate on your submission if you wish for this project to be considered for the poster competition, too.   You will not need to bring a poster, unless you are participating in the poster contest.

Applicants for this competition are not required to be student members of IPA; however, we'd welcome your interest in membership.

Award:   $75 will be awarded to each of the selected presenters.  

Submission Deadline & Information:  Abstracts will be accepted starting at noon on March 1 and must be received by noon on March 27.  Submissions should be sent in pdf format to the IPA Office at IPAoffice@idahopsych.org.

Notification of IPA's Decision:  IPA will provide feedback to applicants by April 10.  IPA reserves the right to adjust the number of oral presentations, depending upon the quality of abstracts received and/or time available in the Convention schedule.   

Presentation Details:  If selected, you will be asked to submit a 3-4 sentence biography.  This may include where you are from, where you are in your training, what your dream job would be in psychology and what attracted you to this research topic.  Send this information to the IPA Office by April 24.  This information will be used to introduce you to the audience.  Presentations should be 5-7 minutes in length, accompanied by PowerPoint slides and followed by a 3-minute question and answer period.  A laptop, LCD projector and wireless lapel mic are provided.  Please bring your PowerPoint presentation on a thumb drive.  

Day of Presentation:  Typically, these presentations are scheduled after the lunch break on Friday at the Convention (please check the Convention event schedule, when available, to confirm.)  Students should arrive 30 minutes before the start time and check-in at IPA's registration desk for setup instructions.  Business attire is recommended.


Student presenters are encouraged to register and attend the entire Convention, as the topics are ones that most will come across in their professional work.  Student registration fees vary depending upon the location of the Convention because our costs change (e.g. a breakfast is less expensive in a hospital meeting room than at a Resort or hotel).  For planning purposes, early registration rates for students should be $70-110 for both days of Convention.  IPA student members get a discount, so their rates would be on the lower end of that range.  One day Convention rates are also available for students.  Learn more about scholarships for Convention registration here.  If you are not able to attend the full Convention, we hope you will make every effort to support your fellow students by attending the other student presentations (e.g. the poster competition).   

It is our goal that you find your experience with IPA supportive and welcoming, as you are the future of the psychology profession.  If you have any questions about the above, about student membership or about the Convention, please contact us here.   

 

 Poster Presentation Competition for Undergraduate &      
 Graduate Psychology Students


The poster competition at IPA's Annual Convention has two categories:  undergraduate and graduate.  

Acceptable Topics:  Experimental Research, Clinical Research, and Applied Projects

To Apply:  Please submit an abstract with the following headings and information:

  • Presentation title (limit to 10 words);  
  • Purpose, methods, results & conclusions (limit to 250 words); 
  • Presenting author’s information (please include full name, undergraduate or graduate status, snail mailing address, e-mail address & phone numbers); and
  • Name of psychology faculty advisor.

Applicants for this competition are not required to be student members of IPA; however, we'd welcome your interest in membership.

Awards:  $75 will be awarded to the winner of each competition category: undergraduate and graduate.

Submission Deadline & Information:  Abstracts will be accepted starting noon on March 1 and must be received by noon on March 27.  Submissions should be sent in pdf format to the IPA Office at IPAoffice@idahopsych.org.   

Notification of IPA's Decision:  IPA will provide feedback to applicants by April 10.   

Poster Details:   Posters should be 3 ft height x 4 ft length (i.e. landscape orientation).  If you don't include your references on the poster, please have a handout available for judges and attendees.  In 2020, posters will be affixed to a wall with a special putty (provided by IPA).   NOTE:  The method of display will be different for future IPA Conventions.

Evaluation Criteria: Professionalism (visual presentation & audience interaction), conceptualization (theoretical foundation & clear hypotheses), methodology, conclusions, and overall value to the field.   

Day of Presentation:   The student poster competition is held during the Welcome Reception at the end of the continuing education programming on Friday at IPA's Annual Convention (approx 5PM...please check the Convention event schedule, when available, to confirm).  Students should arrive 30 minutes before the reception start time and check-in at IPA's registration desk for setup instructions.  Business attire is recommended.

Student presenters are encouraged to register and attend the entire Convention, as the topics are ones that most will come across in their professional work.  Student registration fees vary depending upon the location of the Convention because our costs change (e.g. a breakfast is less expensive in a hospital meeting room than at a Resort or hotel).  For planning purposes, early registration rates for students should be $70-110 for both days of Convention.  IPA student members get a discount, so their rates would be on the lower end of that range.  One day Convention rates are also available for students.  Learn more about scholarships for Convention registration here.  If you are not able to attend the full Convention, we hope you will make every effort to support your fellow students by attending the other student presentations (e.g. the poster competition).   
 

It is our goal that you find your experience with IPA supportive and welcoming, as you are the future of the psychology profession.  If you have any questions about the above, about student membership or about the Convention, please contact us here

THE IPA ETHICS COMMITTEE'S
STUDENT ETHICS ESSAY CONTEST



The IPA Ethics Committee created a contest for the best ethics essay in psychology.  Both undergraduate and graduate students may enter.  Participants must be student members of IPA.

Criteria:

  • Empirical or theoretical in nature.
  • Examines ethics and psychology in relation to science or research, practice, education, public interest or theory of ethics.
  • Explains why the particular focus is worthy of attention.
  • Maximum of 25 double-spaced pages, including tables and references.
  • Includes an abstract.
  • Publishable quality.
  • Originality of ideas - clarity of analysis/expression - appropriate literature review - not previously published in any venue.
  • If the essay was previously written for a class assignment, the details (class name, date, professor & grade) must be mentioned when submitting for review; transparency about the etiology & history of the essay is essential.

Award:  $200 will be awarded to the contest winner.  A certificate, waiver of early registration fee for IPA's Annual Convention and the opportunity to orally present your abstract at the Convention are included.  If the winning student desires, the essay may be posted on IPA's website.

Submission Deadline & Information:  A paper may be co-authored, but only one award will be given.  Submissions will be accepted starting at noon on January 15 and must be received by noon on February 15.  Submissions should be sent in pdf format to the IPA Office at IPAoffice@idahopsych.org.

Notification of IPA's Decision:   IPA will provide feedback to applicants by March 15.  IPA reserves the right to determine whether or not the overall quality of the essay(s) received meets the high standards established to be chosen as the winner of this contest.  If no essay is determined to meet that standard, a winner may not be designated for the contest that year.

Presentation Details:   If selected, you will be asked to submit a 3-4 sentence biography.  This may include where you are from, where you are in your training, what your dream job would be in psychology and what attracted you to this essay topic.  Send this information to the IPA Office by April 15.  This information will be used to introduce you to the audience.  The winner's 7-9 minute presentation will address the main parts of the essay; if preferred, a clear, concise and well-developed abstract may be presented.  Either option may include PowerPoint slides, to be followed by a 3-minute question and answer period.  A laptop, LCD projector and wireless lapel mic are provided.  If choosing this option, please bring your PowerPoint presentation on a thumb drive.  

Day of Presentation:   Typically, this presentation is scheduled after the lunch break on Saturday at the Convention (please check the Convention event schedule, when available, to confirm.)  Student should arrive 30 minutes before the start time and check-in at IPA's registration desk for setup instructions.  Business attire is recommended. 

It is our goal that you find your experience with IPA supportive and welcoming, as you are the future of the psychology profession.  If you have any questions about the above, about student membership or about the Convention, please contact us here 

Thank you for your interest in IPA!










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