Hello, and happy Fall 2015!
My name is Matt Lineberry. I'm an assistant professor of medical education, with a Ph.D. in industrial & organizational psychology.
I've had great success working with a few Honors College students as research assistants in my first years here at UIC, and am looking to recruit approximately three new students to work with me and my colleagues, starting this fall.
Our team is conducting exciting research on how to help medical professionals learn to perform complicated medical work. We're especially focused on (1) optimizing deliberate practice of medical skills and (2) using "high tech" computer- and simulation-based technologies to enhance learning. You can see more about the research we do on the Undergraduate Research Experience website listing for me.
Honors College students can apply to work in the lab on a volunteer basis, for course credit, and/or for Undergraduate Research Award funding (if available and awarded).
I'm looking for students who can tentatively make a two-year, 10 hour/week commitment. (I'm looking to mentor students to a fairly advanced level of research skill, and that takes time!)
Ideal students would be majored or minored in one or more of the following: Psychology (especially the Applied track, and especially those with interests in industrial/organizational psychology), Statistics, and/or Pre-med.
If you're interested, please:
(1) Send an e-mail, with the subject "YourLastName Undergraduate RA", to MattL@uic.edu
(2) Attach your up-to-date resume, including most recent GPA and major(s)
(3) Attach a brief letter (2 paragraphs is fine) describing (a) your career goals; (b) any particular interests you have in medical education, the psychology of learning, and/or educational technology; and (c) how you imagine yourself contributing to an applied educational research team
(4) Optional: Attach 1-2 examples of scholarly and/or professional work you've done, e.g., a course paper, a website you designed, etc.