ASU SIBS Project

Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Faculty Name: 
Kimberly Updegraff
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

-Students must be available 9 hours/week for 3 credit hours (FAS390, FAS499, or SOC499).
-Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (considerations can be made).
-Students must make a 2-semester commitment to the project.
-Bilingual (English, Spanish) students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 
August 1, 2019
Location or Campus: 
Tempe Campus and Mesa School District Elementary Schools
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

The ASU SIBS Project is an afterschool program for children and their families aiming to promote children’s social and emotional development and positive family relationships. Dr. Kim Updegraff is currently seeking highly-motivated and responsible undergraduate students who are interested in working on the project to help administer the SIBS intervention to children and their families, develop and prepare intervention materials, and aid in data collection.

Along the way, undergraduate research assistants will learn about the research process and develop many skills that are essential on a graduate school application, such as program implementation, data management, participant recruitment, codebook development, etc. This position is great graduate school preparation for students aiming to get a graduate degree (MS, MSW, PhD) in Human and Family Development, Psychology, Sociology, or another related field after graduation.

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Please contact Karina Cahill at for an application.