Dean’s Research Award
According to Terina Metoyer, her research in working memory and performance showed her “that research is what I want to do with the rest of my life. The feeling achieved from getting a significant result after hours of data collection and analysis makes the whole experience worthwhile.”
Since entering Dr. Marian Berryhill’s lab as a research student (as part of the requirement for her Psychology major), Terina has “tirelessly volunteered” in the lab. According to Professor Berryhill, Terina has been working closely with a graduate student “on a series of studies examining attentional operations in working memory. In other words—how we shift our ‘mind’s eye’ among the items we’re holding on-line.”
As a result of her research, Terina earned co-authorship on a recent manuscript submission: “The temporal dynamics of internal attention in working memory.” She also presented several posters at local research fairs.
In addition to holding several jobs outside of school, Terina was active on campus as president of Golden Key Honor Society and as an alcohol and drug counselor. As an undergraduate teaching assistant for Psychology 101, she proctored examinations, graded quizzes, aided with lectures, and assisted students.
The first of her family to graduate from college, Terina is a Trio Scholar, Dean’s List student, and member of Psi Chi, the Psychology honorary society. She has served as a Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor, NAACP Youth Advisor, and UNR Student Conduct Board member.