Summer Vertical Integration Program (VIP)

May 16 - July 14, 2017

VIP is the annual summer research program for Psychology majors, the intent of which is to give participants a head start on work that may culminate in a senior thesis.  VIP students conduct research with both a graduate student and faculty mentor, attend a semi-weekly seminar series, attend a biweekly statistics workshop, and finally present their work to their peers, mentors, and (via poster session) the wider University community.  Program participants receive a stipend to assist with living expenses over the course of the program. Read through the Summer 2017 VIP application form, and contact Angie Vieth, Associate DUS for Psychology, at azvieth@duke.edu, with questions.


2017 VIP Participant Photos


Back Row (L-R): Jack Dolgin, Taylor Ikner, Albin John, Kenzie Jackson, Anna Petterson, Christine Townsley, Abby Muehlstein, Bridget Wallace, Phoebe Caplin, Isaac Serrano, Jacqueline Emerson
 
                               Front Row (L-R): Aishwarya Nag, Aleksandra Czarkowska, Samantha Neal, Karen Young, Estelle He, Reena Jasani, Sonali Biswas, Stefanie Gaudio, Aquinnah Fox, Ann Marie Asamoa, Afua Ansah



Phoebe Caplin and her mentor, Dr. Rita Svetlova, practice an experimental procedure designed to test social skills in preschoolers.



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Social time at the Parlor in downtown Durham (L-R): Anne Marie Asamoa (Duke), Afua Ansah (Duke), Issac Serrano (Adams State University),  Karen Young (Duke), and Stefanie Gaudio (Marist College)



Dr. Scott Swartzwelder, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, gives an overview of his research during the semi-weekly seminar series



Taylor Ikner explains his research during the University-wide poster session, the culminating event of VIP.