Student Participates in Nat'l Science Foundation Research

Siloam Springs, Ark (May 22, 2001) — Joshua Green, a senior psychology major at John Brown University, has been accepted in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Oklahoma’s Human Technology Interaction Center from June 1 to July 26.

This highly competitive program enables undergraduates in the sciences to participate in an intensive research experience at various centers across the country. Over the eight-week program, Green will conduct individual research in cognitive psychology (approximately 20 hours per week), work in a collaborative research project with ten or so undergraduates, faculty, post-doctorates and graduate students and attend seminars and workshops.

Dr. Rick Froman, the JBU psychology professor who recommended Green for the program, noted that, “Joshua is a very motivated and capable student researcher. This is a great honor and an excellent opportunity for him to develop his research skills. I believe Joshua’s education at JBU, which stresses student-faculty mentorship, writing across the curriculum and critical thinking, has prepared him well to benefit from this experience.”

The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out and to contribute to ongoing research projects. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Students receive a stipend of $2,000 for their participation in the project.

John Brown University is a private Christian university and a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges.