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ODU Psychology Students Win Conference Competition

Old Dominion University psychology students Elaine Kelley and Robby Milletich teamed up to win the "Psychology Jeopardy" competition held at the Carolinas Psychology Conference in mid-April in Raleigh, N.C. (The winners are pictured with their trophy.)

"This was ODU's first try" at the conference's Jeopardy-type quick-response competition, said Bryan Porter, associate professor of psychology and assistant departmental chair, who attended the conference with the university's delegation. "I couldn't have been more proud of our team, who came from behind to take the title away from defending champion, Barton College." Questions ranged from psychology's history and theories to odds and ends such as the names of psychologists, psychology puns and psychology in different languages.

Kelley and Milletich also made oral presentation of their undergraduate research at the conference. Other ODU undergraduates who presented were Brittany Neilson, Mindy Mills, Susan Ocean, Sara-Anna Peoples and Tanesha Washington.

"Our department and faculty should be very, very proud of these students," Porter said. "Their research, professionalism and spirit for the university were fun to witness."

This article was posted on: April 22, 2009

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