Undergraduates can work in the lab as a research assistant for course credit (we offer Zoology 699, Ed Psych 699, and Ed Psych 470). Your major does not have to be Psychology, Education, or Neuroscience to join! You are required to take a minimum of 2 credits (6-8 hours/week) and we highly encourage (and prefer) all undergrads to be a part of the lab for at least a year, although many choose to stay much longer.
The main role of undergraduate research assistants is to run sessions with participants. Depending on the projects that are in need of help and your own research interests, you could be working with children (pre-school through 8th grade) or undergraduates that attend the University. Some of our students also do individual research projects (through classes like Bio 152, or based on their own ambition and interests) and/or work on multiple projects.
We hold weekly lab meetings (with all undergrads and grad students) where we discuss a variety of topics related to Educational Psychology and Neuroscience by reading research articles, having discussions, or attending guest talks/lectures. Additionally, project leaders usually hold meetings once a week (ish) to go over specific details related to the project you are working on. We also do some outreach events, mainly Family Learning Nights, at local elementary and middle schools to get kids excited about science!
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant in our lab, please email our Primary Investigator, Dr. Ed Hubbard (email@example.com) and the lab manager Ashley Ezpeleta (firstname.lastname@example.org). When you email, include a resume or CV and tell us a little bit about yourself (e.g. your grade, major, how you heard about us, your experience with kids). We will then set up a time to meet/talk and give you more information about the lab and projects, and hear more about you too!
We are NO LONGER recruiting undergraduate research assistants for Summer and Fall 2020.
Prospective Graduate Students
Prospective graduate students interested in working with Professor Hubbard are welcome to apply through the University of Wisconsin’s Educational Psychology program with a concentration in Human Development or through the Neuroscience Training Program (NTP). If you are interested in joining the lab, please email Ed directly.
We are NOT currently recruiting any post-doctoral fellows.