Welcome to the first ever
SPR Student Newsletter!


This newsletter is provided by the SPR Committee to Promote Student Interests, and is being sent to current and recent student members.  In this issue, you will read about:

  • The new SPR Student Website
  • The Student Poster and Tursky Awards
  • Special events for students in the upcoming conference
  • Tips for students about the upcoming conference.

I. The Student Webpage

The SPR student web page is designed to provide student members of SPR with information specific to their needs and goals, and to provide a forum for students to discuss issues related to student life within the discipline of psychophysiology.

The new SPR Student Web can be accessed at http://apsychoserver.psych.arizona.edu/SPRStudent

At SPR Student Web, you'll find

         An online version of this newsletter.

         Membership renewal information.

         Information about upcoming meetings.

         Specific information about student travel grants and awards.

         Instructions for joining the SPR Student Web Discussion List

         Information for students entering the job market.

         Contact information for the SPR offices.

II.  Student Poster Awards and the Tursky Award

These are awards presented to students who are first authors on a poster. Up to 15 Student Poster Awards will be made, each accompanied by a $300 cash prize. Among these winners, up to 3 of those judged to present the very best posters will win a Tursky Award. The Tursky Award comes with a plaque, and the cash prize increases to $500.

Good luck to everyone who will be submitting a poster!

III.  Other events of special interest to students:
      (*Specific details will be in the program or inserts)

Federal Funding Workshop for students and junior members 

 Make sure you sign up for this workshop on funding geared towards students and junior members! The workshop will be on Sunday, October 14, 2001, from 9-10 a.m. Watch out for details in the programs and inserts.

Special interest lunches and dinners

There are to be special interest meals on teaching psychophysiology, women in science, and setting up a psychophysiology lab.  There will also be special interest meals with a focus on a wide variety of research topics.   So keep your eyes open for these events!

Student social

Please join us for the SPR Student Social on Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 10:00 pm, following the poster session.  SPR will host the Student Social at Sharx's Pool Bar, 1606 Ste. Catherine O. (Tel 514-934-3105).  Reports from revelers last year suggested this was a grand time, and with a name like Sharx's it's got to be a good social!  (Last year's social was a blast! So come and join us this year!)  Again, the social will begin at 10 p.m. and drinks will be provided courtesy of SPR. 

Open dinner meeting with the Committee to Promote Student Interests

Come talk to the committee about how SPR is addressing or can better address student interests. The open dinner will be on Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 6:30 p.m. Details will follow.

 IV. SPR Conference in Montreal: Tips for the grad students

This year, SPR will be held in Montreal, Quebec from October 10-14, 2001. If you are looking for a roommate or if you have advice to share with others, the message board on the SPR website can help. Go to http://www.sprweb.org/ and in the left panel, scroll down to Resources and click on Message Board.

Volunteer Student Contact

Pascal Thibault has volunteered to be the student contact person for the SPR conference in Montreal.  You can contact him at thibault@colba.net.

V.    Members of the Committee to Promote Student Interests

Please feel free to contact members of the committee below.