SGS Student Resources
SGS Student Representative: Jennifer Bellingtier
Jennifer started working on her PhD in Lifespan Development at North Carolina State University in the fall of 2014. Prior to coming to NCSU, she completed her BA at the University of Southern California, and her MA in Social Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently a member of the Daily Well-Being in Adulthood Lab under the supervision of Dr. Shevaun Neupert.
Her research interests focus on individual’s attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about their own aging, as well as how those beliefs develop and impact well-being. Her research has been featured by Time Magazine, CBS News, Fox News, and Reuters. She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Psychological Association, and the Southern Gerontological Society.
As the student representative for SGS, Jennifer hopes to be a voice for students’ interests including ways to highlight their work at the annual meeting, increase their networking opportunities, and enhance their access to mentorship programming.
SGS Student Representative Elect: Debby Yoder
If you wish to speak to or otherwise contact your SGS Student Representatives please request contact information from our SGS Association Manager. Thank you.
Submit An Abstract
A wide variety of topics will be considered, including presentations reporting innovative research, research/practice collaborations, model programs for the future, and public policy discussions. If appropriate, correspondence of the proposed presentation to the conference track(s) should be indicated.
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SGS Student Paper Award
SGS encourages student submissions and offers a $500 award for the best paper(s) authored principally by a student. To be eligible, students should submit an abstract using the on-line submission procedure, indicating that they want their work considered for the SGS 2017 Student Paper Award. Upon notification of acceptance for a presentation at the Annual Meeting, students who wish to be considered for the award must then submit a letter of support from a faculty advisor/mentor and an electronic version of the complete paper by February 12, 2017.
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SGS Student Poster Award
In 2010 SGS awarded its first SGS Student Poster Award to encourage student poster submissions. Any SGS Student Member submitting scholarly work for presentation at the SGS Annual Meeting in Poster format is eligible and will be recognized at the SGS meeting. To be eligible, students should submit an abstract using the on-line submission procedure, indicating that they want their work considered for the SGS 2017 Student Poster Award. Upon notification of acceptance for a presentation at the Annual Meeting, students who wish to be considered for the award must then submit a letter of support from a faculty advisor/mentor and an electronic version of the complete paper by February 12, 2017.
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The Southern Gerontological Society Student Support Scholarship Award was established in 2014 to support student members of SGS who have been accepted to present at the SGS annual meeting and can be used for SGS meeting related expenses. The funding for the award comes from the proceeds of the SGS Annual Meeting Silent Auction. This funding has allowed SGS the resources to provide an award of $250.00 to two selected award recipients who are presenting research at our annual meeting.
- Eligibility: Any active SGS Student Member
- Availability: Funds will be dispensed directly to the awardee through the mail
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