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Michelle Indarjit Receives Outstanding Poster Award

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Congratulations to Michelle Indarjit, Class of 2017, for receiving the Outstanding Poster Award at the Student Research Symposium on April 28, 2017. Her research is titled “Effects of Aspect and Telicity on Sentence Comprehension in Young Adults.” David Townsend, professor in the Department of Psychology, served as her advisor.

Indarjit, a Psychology major, is also pursuing minors in both Women’s and Gender Studies and Russian.

In the fall of 2016, Indarjit presented at two other conferences. She received a prize for outstanding presentation the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Tampa, Florida (picture adjacent). Then at the Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium she received a certificate for second place in the poster presentations.

Indarjit has worked in research labs at Montclair State, including those of Laura Lakusta and David Townsend. She also spent the summer at Ohio State University as part of a research program at the Center of Science and Industry with Laura Wagner, associate professor of psychology. For the summer of 2017, Indarjit has an internship with the Centre for Cognitive Development at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

In future, Indarjit plans to her cognitive and developmental psychology research at the graduate level.