Andrew Luu is a graduating senior at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). He is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Data Analytics. He joined the George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory in the Fall of 2017 under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Rosen. He is the Vice-President of the CSUDH Psi Chi chapter and has been on the Dean’s List since Fall 2016. He is trained with various data analysis tools such as SPSS, R, Alteryx, and Tableau. As a laboratory technician, he also has been trained to use the functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIR), the Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), and the heartrate monitor (PPG). Andrew was awarded 1st and 2nd place at the annual CSUDH Student Research Day Conference for Outstanding Oral Presentation. He was also awarded for his Outstanding Poster Presentation at the 2018 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference. In addition, he has presented at the 2018 Western Psychological Association Conference and Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research. Andrew was awarded Student Researcher of the Year 2018 by the Department of Psychology. He has completed an independent research project which examined the impact of text format on reading comprehension and retention. His current project examines the impact of digital metacognition and cellphone use on course performance. Besides his research, Andrew is also passionate about helping his campus community. He is a Supplemental Instruction Leader and Tutor for statistics at the Toro Learning and Testing Center and Peer Advisor for the Department of Psychology. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Cognitive or Experimental Psychology. He wants to examine differences in memory, attention, and decision-making to improve learning outcomes for students of all ages. He plans to become a researcher and professor of Psychology.
Darcinea Moore is a full- time senior undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business. Administration. She is committed and engaged member of the
campus community who serves as a student researcher in the George Marshall Applied Cognition (GMAC) and the Organizational Leadership Effectiveness (OLE) lab. There she assists on various research projects, works closely with mentors, and participates in conferences throughout the year. With focus in the field of Industrial Organizational Psychology her research projects are usually hybrid in nature. Current projects include a campus wide assessment of the supportive services for the student parent population. The results will be used to guide the formation of a student parent organization and other programs and services. Another project is the formation of a organization that will be associated with the national Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). The goal of this organization is to foster, encourage and guide black psychology students to academic success through mentoring, research experiences, presenting at conferences and discussing hot topics the black communities face today. Her hobbies include spending time with her two children, swimming, cooking vegan dishes and celebrating 5 years remission in her victory against breast cancer. Her Top 5 strengths are: Strategic, Communication, Futuristic, Activator and, Ideation.