Mount Psychology student, Angel Eastman, has been awarded this year’s Jeanne Sauvé Research Assistantship for Women in Science. The summer assistantship is to mentor and encourage promising female students who are studying in the fields of science and technology.
Angel will spend the summer working alongside psychology professor Dr Angie Birt studying the effects of emotion on memory. In September, she will begin her third year towards her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology.
Dr Birt nominated Angel for the award for her academic excellence but also for her obvious enthusiasm for the study of psychology. “Angel is very intelligent and very competent,” says Dr Birt. “She earned the highest grade in my Introductory Psychology course and showed great understanding of the subject matter.”
“When we needed a student to be the head co-ordinator for the annual APICS Psychology Student Research Conference our department hosted, she worked tirelessly and enthusiastically on the preparations.”
The recipient of the Jeanne Sauvé Research Assistantship for Women in Science is chosen by a committee consisting of the Chairs in the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and psychology.
The Jeanne Sauvé Endowment for Women in Science was established through the Mount’s Learning and Leading capital campaign and supports the Jeanne Sauvé Research Assistantship for Women in Science.
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