Schreyer Scholar Rebecca Slomowitz received the Undergraduate Student Research Award at Brandywine’s annual Academic Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday evening, March 24th. The senior psychology major was recognized for her outstanding research on infant cognitive development and working memory. In addition to the Academic Achievement Award, which is given to all students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher each semester, this honor is awarded each year to a Brandywine student whose research efforts demonstrate an exceptional level of academic integrity.
Slomowitz, who will defend her thesis later this spring, is already preparing for the next big step in her career. This past week, she was also accepted for a Clinical Research Assistant position at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She will be studying within the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) at the Center for Autism Research (CAR), where researchers will be longitudinally following infants who are at high risk for developing autism.
Excited to begin this study after graduation, Slomowitz says, “Being able to complete infant development research at Brandywine has confirmed my passion for infant development research and has also given me the research experience necessary to join the IBIS team within CAR at CHOP.”
We wish luck and success to Becca as she completes her degree and begins this prestigious research assistantship.