Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Faces of SRAP: Quintoria

From: Mississippi

Quintoria Ingram, a high school senior from Mississippi, is spending her summer studying something she’s always been interested in – psychology.

“I’m researching depression and how it can affect teens,” Quintoria says. “I hope to learn the different effects that depression can have on different types of people.”

Quintoria is working under Dr. Josh Clapp, with Josh Kemp, a graduate student in the Psychology department during the six-week Summer Research Apprentice Program (SRAP).

Josh Kemp and Quintoria
Along with learning about psychology and the effects depression has on various people, Dr. Clapp and Josh Kemp want Quintoria to learn about the research process and find a passion in it.

“I want her to learn how to conduct research using actual search databases, looking through different research articles, and then how to evaluate those articles,” says Josh. “I hope she finds a passion in it and learns that research is a little more fun.”

The experience Quintoria is getting will help her in her future, as she follows her passion.

“I plan on going to Jackson State University and I want to be a therapist,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to do something along the lines of therapy.”

SRAP is a six-week, intensive research program for high school students. It is based at the University of Wyoming and is sponsored by Wyoming EPSCoR. To learn more about the program, click here, or search "SRAP" in the archives.

By Robin Rasmussen
Photo by Robert Waggener

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