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EMPOWER Youth Lab

2018

Lab affiliated graduate student Selamawit successfully defended her thesis “Skin Tone and Academic Achievement Among Five-Year-Old Mexican-American Children.”Selamawit Hailu poses with her thesis committee [View Image] Lab graduate students Chloe and María share information about our lab at the Psychology Undergraduate Recruitment Fair.Two lab students pose in front of a poster at a recruitment fair [View Image] Over spring break the EMPOWER Youth Lab attended the Southeastern Psychology Association (SEPA) conference in Charleston, S.C. where Chloe participated in a symposium alongside three other psychology doctoral students.Chloe Walker gives the presentation [View Image] Members of the lab pose with members of partner labs in the Department of Psychology [View Image] It was a pleasure to spend time with the PROGRESS and SHIELD labs!Members of the lab pose with members of partner labs in the Department of Psychology [View Image] Members of the lab pose with members of partner labs in the Department of Psychology in a silly manner [View Image] Writing group Fridays at the library!Dr. Derlan poses with grad and affiliate students in the lab [View Image]


2017

Chloe, Dr. Derlan and two other Ph.D. students represent VCU at the Institute for Teaching and Mentoring conference! This conference is attended by talented scholars from science fields across the country, and focuses on learning how to succeed in academia and beyond!Chloe, Dr. Derlan, and 2 other PhD students represent VCU at the Institute for Teaching and Mentoring conference [View Image] A presentation slide hangs on a curtain in a ballroom and reads [View Image] A behind-the-scenes look during filming for the EMPOWER Youth Lab’s part in the Developmental Psychology Program's promotional video.Chloe Walker sits in the lab and is being interviewed by a videographer. Various a/v equipment is being used to record her answers. [View Image] The Developmental Psychology Program welcome event. We are excited to be part of such an amazing group of graduate students and faculty!Dr. Derlan and Chloe pose together in front of a fence. [View Image] Faculty members in the developmental psych program pose with new students in front of a fence. [View Image] Our new lab space is up and running!An office with bright yellow curtains, tables, chairs, and inspirational quotes hanging on the walls. [View Image] An office with bright yellow curtains, tables, chairs, and inspirational quotes hanging on the walls. [View Image]


2016

VCU Department of Psychology representing at the Society for Research in Child Development’s Babies, Boys and Men of Color Special Topics Conference!A group of six students and faculty members from the VCU Department of Psychology [View Image] Dr. Derlan and doctoral student Krystal Thomas talk with psychology undergraduate students about the EMPOWER Youth and SHIELD labs!Dr. Derlan and a student lab member sit at a table full of information about the lab to hand out to students at the fair. [View Image] A graphic designer put together Dr. Derlan’s vision for our lab logo! We love it!Lab logo that says [View Image]
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