Max Benezra ’15 (Psychology, Sociology, Disaster Studies) represented SUNY New Paltz with the results of his research at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 31-Aug. 4. Along with his mentor, Professor Kathleen Tillman (Psychology), they presented their work, “Factors influencing whether or not school counselors report childhood physical abuse,” and won an award from their division on their poster presentation. “As an undergraduate, this experience is invaluable. It means so much to me, for my future, and for all that will come my way,” Benezra wrote in an experience statement that he submitted upon his return.
Benezra received a Student Travel Award (STA) from Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA). For more information about the STA, or to review the STA application with detailed instructions, visit the Conference Travel Funds section of the Undergraduate Research webpage.