|Lacius (left) and Nohely (right) with graduate students|
Elizabeth Ferguson and Chelsea Ordiway.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Faces of SRAP: Nohely and Lacius
The Summer Research Program has officially come to a close, but we will still be featuring a few SRAP participants on our blog. Stay tuned!
Nohely Najera Mora, a senior from Denver, and Lacius Caddle, a senior from Jackson, Mississippi, spent their time at the University of Wyoming in the Psychology department.
Nohely worked in Dr. Sean McCrea’s lab, studying mindsets and goal phrases.
“I’ve read a lot of articles that pertain to my research,” she says. “I think it’s really cool, because I didn’t know a lot of this stuff and I just think it’s really interesting.”
Lacius worked in Dr. Ben Wilkowski’s Psychology lab, learning the different ways that psychology and law interact.
“My project is about jury decision making,” Lacius says. “The research I’m doing is exciting because I’ve never really done research like this before.”
Nohely and Lacius enjoyed their time at SRAP, and both enjoyed learning new things while conducting research.
“It’s a good learning experience,” says Lacius. “I learned something new every day.”
Nohely agrees, saying “I hope to learn whether research psychology is something I want to do or if I still want to do clinical psychology.”
Both Nohely and Lacius have a passion for psychology and would like to study psychology after they graduate from high school.
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 Waggoner