2022 Conference Recap

The 3rd annual Western New York Undergraduate Psychology Conference was held in-person on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 in Davis Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. There were 22 poster presentations and 7 oral presentations. Students and faculty from 7 different institutions across WNY were in attendance (Alfred University, Buffalo State College, D’Youville University, Houghton College, Niagara University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and University at Buffalo)!

Presentation Award Winners

The award for the “Best Oral Presentation” goes to…

Connor Carrow

for their presentation
“Demystifying Psychedelic Mysticism: A Correlational Analysis of Psychedelic-Induced Mystical Experiences with Beneficial Outcomes”
(University at Buffalo, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Meyer)

The award for the “Best Poster Presentation” goes to…

Gabriel Santos

for their presentation
“Changes in Locomotor Activity during Intermittent-Access Cocaine Self-Administration”
(University at Buffalo, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Meyer)

The award for the “Best Poster Presentation Runner-up” goes to…

Tyree Langley

for their presentation
“Social preference of male and female vasopressin-deficient Brattleboro rats”
(University at Buffalo, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Paul)

Thank you to our faculty judges!

Dr. Rebecca Houston (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Dr. Beth Johnson (Alfred University)
Dr. Susan Mason (Niagara University)
Dr. Matthew Paul (University at Buffalo)
Dr. Manpreet Rai (D’Youville University)
Dr. Howard Reid (SUNY Buffalo State College)
Dr. Pamela Schuetze (SUNY Buffalo State College)
Dr. Alexis Thompson (University at Buffalo)

Conference Schedule

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

08:30 – 09:00 am: Check-in Time
09:00 – 09:15 am: Opening Remarks
09:15 – 10:50 am: Poster Presentations
10:50 – 11:00 am: {Break}
11:00 – 11:50 am: Oral Presentations: Session 1
12:00 – 01:00 pm: Lunch {provided for registered attendees}
01:00 – 01:50 pm: Oral Presentations: Session 2
01:50 – 02:00 pm: {Break}
02:00 – 02:45 pm: Keynote Speaker
02:45 – 03:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Awards

*All times are EST

A list of presentation titles and presenters can be found here.

Keynote Speaker

Parveen Attai, B.S., B.A., MPH Candidate 

Parveen Attai is a Research Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is currently a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology candidate at the University at Buffalo. Parveen is pursuing further education in medicine. She will be speaking on how her psychology and research background has influenced her to seek a career as a clinical and public health professional.

About the WNY Undergraduate Psychology Conference

The goal of this conference is to provide an affordable and convenient opportunity for undergraduate psychology students to present their scientific findings at a research meeting. This conference is specifically designed to be open and inviting to undergraduate students and is a great transition to larger national conventions. Additionally, this conference provides an opportunity for local WNY students and faculty to meet and network. 

Registration costs

Registration is free!

Presentation formats

Students can give one of two types of presentations: 1) a poster presentation or 2) an oral presentation (10 minute maximum). Presenters must indicate which presentation format they would prefer in their abstract submission. For more details on the presentation formats and requirements, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.


The deadline for abstract submissions has past. We are no long accepting submissions. General registration is also closed. Due to limited space, registration is required in order to attend the conference.

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The University at Buffalo’s Department of Psychology
The University at Buffalo’s Experiential Learning Network
The University at Buffalo’s Psi Chi Chapter
The University at Buffalo’s Undergraduate Psychology Association (UPA)