PBS mentors promising students during summer programs

Each summer, PBS department members mentor students, helping them perform specialized research projects. The William Lee Science Impact Program (Lee SIP) is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program designed to expand and broaden participation in undergraduate research. Lee SIP scholars are mentored directly by research faculty, work within a research team, and participate in professional development workshops.

The Summer Pre-College Research Intensives place high-achieving high school students in professional working labs alongside distinguished faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Participants gain valuable UMass experience and complete a research project of their own. Check out these posters from some of our talented student researchers, summing up their awesome projects!

Lee SIP

Sari Saint-Hilaire and Alexis Edozie posing with their posters
L-r: Alexis Edozie (Mathematics and Statistics) and Sari Saint-Hilaire (PBS)

Sari Saint-Hilaire

Evaluating Correlations Between Riskiness, Risk-Assessment, and Risk-Taking Measures Across Different Pubertal Ages

Individual Differences in Development Lab directed by Kirby Deater-Deckard

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Sherley de la Rosa Mejia posing with poster

Sherley de la Rosa Mejia

Effects of Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication on Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood

Self-Regulation, Emotions, & Early Development (SEED) Lab directed by Adam Grabell

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Rebecca Williams posing with poster

Rebecca Williams

Examining the Links between Acculturative Stress and School Belongingness

Family Relationships, Affective Science, & Minority Health (FAM) Lab directed by Evelyn Mercado

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Research Intensives

Amulya Jonnalagadda posing outdoors

Amulya Jonnalagadda

Examining Structural Reasoning and Political Ideology as Predictors for Modern Racism and Sexism

Cognition Across Development Lab directed by Tara Mandalaywala

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Katherine Wang

Katherine Wang

Assessing the Correlation Between Parent-Child Relationships and Brain Development and Cognitive Functioning in Early Adolescents

Individual Differences in Development Lab directed by Kirby Deater-Deckard

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