|John W. P. Ost Undergraduate Research Competition|
What is it? Each year the department hosts an Undergraduate Research Competition that honors the memory of Professor John W. P. Ost. Professor Ost served as chair of the Department of Psychology from 1973 until 1977, and continued to serve as an active faculty member until his untimely death in 1988. The John Ost Undergraduate Research Competition in particular commemorates John's dedication to undergraduate research training. John was a popular teacher of the Research Methods course and supervised many students on individual research projects in a variety of topic areas.
At the Ost competition, each student presents a poster representing the research that s/he has conducted with a faculty mentor. The poster competition is public, and is always attended by both faculty and other students. A panel of faculty judges picks the winner (and sometimes second place).
Ost 2012 Applicant Requirements