Candy Boerwinkle is studying Psychology and Education at Southern Oregon University. She anticipates graduation in June 2015.
Candy’s interests include child development, adolescent cognition, educational neuroscience and intergenerational mentoring.
She has worked in the Southern Oregon University Research Center as a data analyst involving a Head Start health literacy project for the past year and a half. She is also an active member of the gerontology research group on campus that traveled to the Western Psychological Association Convention in Portland, Oregon and presented research on aging baby boomers.
She is an editor for the Rogue Journal of Undergraduate Research at SOU, a member of the planning committee for the School of Education’s Holistic Teaching and Learning conference, an Osher Reentry scholar and a Ronald E. McNair scholar. In the summer of 2014, Candy was nationally recognized from the University of Massachusetts, Gerontology Department, and given the Francis G. Caro Student Paper Award.
Candy has also served as a teaching assistant in the Psychology department, helping to lead a research lab group and grading student research papers. She conducted her own original research in the summer of 2013, uniting an elderly group with a young child group to see if negative stereotypes among children might be reduced after a four week intervention. As a research intern in the summer of 2014, she conducted an extensive literature review on the “#selfie brain” and adolescent cognition while engaging in online social networks.
McNair Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Russell-Miller, Professor of Psychology
McNair Faculty Co-Mentor: Dr. Younghee Kim, Professor of Education
SOU McNair Scholars Journal 2013
2013 McNair Scholar Symposium
Presentation Pamphlet: The Effects of Intergenerational Relationships on Children's Perspectives Toward Aging
2014 McNair Scholar Symposium
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