Aiman Waris Receives Stamps President’s Scholarship


Stamps President's Scholarship


The Adult Cognition Lab wants to congratulate Aiman Waris, an undergraduate research assistant, on becoming a recipient of Georgia Tech’s prestigious Stamps President’s Scholarship!

Out of 15,000 applicants every year, the Stamps President’s Scholars Program selects 40 students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service to join the program for the entirety of their undergraduate education at Georgia Tech. Along with a full tuition waiver, Stamps President’s Scholars also receive one-on-one guidance from faculty guides, opportunities to represent Georgia Tech internationally, and $15,00 in funding for academic enrichment over 4 years. Upon graduation, Stamps President’s Scholars become a part of an elite network of alumni with connections to the world’s top businesses and graduate schools. You can read more about the Stamps President’s Scholarship at the program’s website.

Aiman is also a recipient of the President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) which provides opportunities for undergraduates at Georgia Tech to engage in research while also receiving payment to do so. She will be continuing her research with the Adult Cognition Lab in the spring with funding by the PURA grant.

Congratulations again, Aiman! We are very proud to have you as a member of the ACL.

Recruiting Lab Undergrads for Spring 2017

Are you a Georgia Tech undergraduate who is looking to become a research technician for credit, experience, or both? Do you have a passion for working with older adults in the community? Look no further!

The Adult Cognition Lab (ACL) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is recruiting undergraduate research technicians for the fall semester. Students will be able to participate in high-level psychological research in exchange for 1 – 3 credit hours (Research Assistantship) with time commitments dependent on the number of credit hours signed up for.

As an undergraduate research technician with the ACL, you will have the opportunity to gain experience with (but not limited to):

  • Research in aging, memory, metamemory, and intelligence
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Statistical analysis (SAS, R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Interview techniques
  • Coordinating participants and sessions

Our current projects are exploring:

  • How university students’ casual reasoning is impacted based on knowledge and thinking styles.
  • How aging affects memory and whether it also affects older adults’ learning strategies and monitoring of memory performance.
  • Assessing older adults’ reported experiences with everyday memory failures, their common memory complaints, and the strategies they use to compensate for age-related changes in memory by conducting interviews.

If you are interested in working with us, please send an e-mail to Emily Lustig at