Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sandra Webster, professor of psychology, presented a preconference workshop in March at the Southeast Teaching of Psychology annual conference in Atlanta.
The interactive workshop was titled "Undergraduate Research: Strategies for Avoiding, Overcoming or Circumventing the Obstacles." The participants identified the obstacles to excellent undergraduate research in their institutions, which were time, money, priority, space, and skills. Webster summarized relevant characteristics of excellence in undergraduate research from the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) on which she serves. The workshop participants then brainstormed and evaluated specific strategies to overcome the obstacles.
Webster was a 2000 Fulbright Lecturer in psychology at Korea University and Sungshin Women's University in Seoul.
Webster, who has been with Westminster since 1983, earned undergraduate and master's degrees and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She specializes in research and design and is the author of the textbook Hand in Hand: Research Design and Statistics for Behavioral Sciences.
Contact Webster at (724) 946-7359 or email for additional information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.