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RMPA Research Projects

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Project ended on April 10, at 11:59 PM MST
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Send NAU Students to RMPA!


The Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) was created in 1930 for the purpose of advancing and advocating for psychology as a science, a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare in the states of Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Every year RMPA holds a conference at various locations throughout the region for members, professionals, and students to present research. RMPA conferences also include other presentations, such as presentations helping student researchers with the graduate school application process. This year's conference is in Denver, Colorado, from April 11th-13th. This year's student research groups from NAU have chosen to research the relationship between the attendance at Greek-affiliated events (fraternity events) and the nature of sexual harassment, as well as the relationship between college student's attention spans and their usage of the app TikTok. Both groups are actively collecting data for their projects and will present their research in poster-format at the RMPA conference. 


Our goal is to raise $3000 to cover any expenses our students will have to pay out of pocket for attending the conference. This includes fees for lodging, transportation, and presentation supplies. It will help ensure that all our student researchers have the opportunity to attend this research conference, regardless of their own personal financial status.


Your gift will support the ability for undergraduate students to both complete and present their research at a conference. As an undergraduate student, obtaining research experience is crucial for gaining insight into the scientific process and developing critical thinking skills essential for graduate-level study. Graduate programs highly value applicants with hands-on research experience, as it demonstrates commitment to the field and the ability to contribute to the field of psychology. By donating to our student researchers, you are empowering them and helping them pursue their goals.

A message from this year's RMPA Coordinator:

Hi! My name is Sage Kaminski and I am currently a junior at NAU majoring in psychology and minoring in political science. I hope to one day become a professor or an attorney. 

This is my first year in the RMPA coordinator position, which I have thoroughly enjoyed so far. As the RMPA coordinator, I am responsible for recruiting and selecting student researchers for both research teams, creating a schedule for our research to follow, and coordinating our funding, traveling, and lodging for the conference. I have also completed other research on legitimacy and procedural justice in law enforcements as well as research on COVID-19. This conference is important to me because I have seen how hard myself and the other student researchers have worked on our research, and presenting at the RMPA conference will be incredibly rewarding. I also love that the RMPA conference provides us the opportunity to network and get to know other professors and student researchers from other universities.

Choose a giving level


Snack Distributer

Your gift of $5 will go towards buying our student researchers snacks for their conference.


Creativity Supplier

Your gift of $10 will go towards buying our student research groups supplies for their presentation.


Executive Chef

Your gift of $20 will go towards buying one of our student researchers a meal.


Head Barista

Your gift of $50 will go towards buying our student researchers a round of coffee.


Assistant Fuel Engineer

Your gift of $75 will go toward buying our student researchers a tank of gas to drive to Denver.


Ticket Master

Your gift of $80 will go towards paying the conference fee of one of our student researchers.


Personal Concierge

Your gift of $100 will pay for a night of lodging for a student researcher.


Fuel Engineer

Your gift of $250 will go towards getting both research groups a one-way trip to presenting our research.


Ultimate Caterer

Your gift of $500 will go towards helping the student researchers afford meals throughout the conference.

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