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SPSPotlight: August 2018

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So You’re Thinking about Doing a Postdoc? (Part 2)

SPSPotlight asked postdocs from the SPSP community about the highlights and nitty-gritty details they don’t share with you in grad school.

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Staying Productive During the Summer

With the Fall semester just around the corner, here are some tips for making summer progress easier.

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A Lifesaver in a World of Messy Data

OpenRefine is a free open-source desktop application that can help with cleaning and transforming datasets.

#SPSP2019 Convention Announcements

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Registration for SPSP 2019 is now open

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and register today. Save $25 on your Preconference when you bundle it with your SPSP Convention registration.

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Undergraduate Poster Submission is Live

The deadline for undergraduate students to submit posters is September 19th.

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Explore Portland

Hear from SPSP Ambassadors to get the inside track on the best parts of Portland. Learn from the locals on what to do, where to eat, and how to get the most of Portland.

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Single Presenter and Symposium submission acceptance notifications will be sent out mid-September.

SPSP Announcements

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ICYMI: This month, our panel shared valuable tips and advice for navigating the advisor/advisee relationship.

Mark Your Calendar for #SPSPchat 11

Join us on Monday, September 17 from 1-2pm EDT when we discuss “navigating the postdoc” with guests Jon Goh, Evelyn Carter, Kira McCabe and Peter Mende-Siedlecki.

Grad Students: Apply to Become a Peer Reviewer

Looking to gain experience in the peer-review process? Consider becoming a reviewer for the Outstanding Research Award and the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Poster Awards.

Heritage Dissertation Research Awards Now Open

These $1,000 grants can assist with the costs of conducting dissertation research. At least two grants are awarded each in personality psychology and social psychology. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2018.

Upcoming Dates of Interest for the 2019 Convention

Mid-September  – Acceptance emails sent for convention programming
(except Undergrad Posters)

September 19  – Deadline for Undergraduate Poster Submissions and
Diversity Undergraduate Registration Awards

September 13 - 28  – Submission period for Outstanding Research Awards and Graduate Student Poster Awards

October 15 - 31  – Submission period for Undergraduate Student Poster Awards

Mid-October  – Acceptance emails sent for Undergraduate Posters submissions

December 5  – Early Bird deadline for discounted registration fees

February 7 - 9, 2019  – SPSP 2019 Convention in Portland

February 7, 2019  – OMSI After Dark (Student Social @ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

February 8, 2019  – SPSP 5K Fun Run & Walk in Portland

February 8 & 9, 2019  – Student Mentoring Lunches (12:30-1:45 PM)

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Other Upcoming Dates of Interest

October 11 - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) applications open

November 1 - Applications for SISPP 2019 Open