History and Mission
The Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference (SUPC) was founded by Stanford undergraduate George Slavich in 2001 and it has been run by undergraduate Stanford students ever since. SUPC's mission is to promote psychological science and the professional development of psychology students by facilitating professional networking and the sharing of high-quality psychological research. It accomplishes these goals by serving as a showcase for undergraduate research, as well as by providing an opportunity for participating students to make valuable contacts with each other, and with Stanford faculty and graduate students.
In addition to supporting the advancement of undergraduate psychology students, SUPC is proud to promote the educational advancement of future psychology majors by inviting up to 100 high school students to attend the Conference each year, free of charge. SUPC also donates up to $1,000 annually to an underserved high school psychology program. These funds are typically used to purchase new academic materials, such as textbooks and audio visual items, or to support psychology-related educational programming. Information about this award is on the SUPC Educational Advancement Award page.
Since its inception in 2001, SUPC has hosted nearly 3,000 undergraduate student presenters and more than 900 high school psychology students from 90 schools, 37 states, and 8 countries. Its sustained level of success has helped raise more than $55,000 to support undergraduate and high school level psychology programs, making SUPC the premier international conference for undergraduate psychology students.
All persons (i.e., both presenters and spectators) must register for the Conference with this form:
- Presenters are persons whose name is listed as an author on an abstract
- Spectators are all other individuals, including friends, family, and all other interested attendees.
In addition to the Saturday conference, we will be hosting a banquet Friday May 18th at 5:00 pm where we welcome all attendees to enjoy a speech by a Stanford professor and the opportunity to meet their fellow Psychology students from universities both nationally and internationally. The banquet will be structured as to allow students to meet other attendees and faculty members from universities other than their own and to form meaningful bonds lasting throughout their professional and academic careers.
We're looking forward to welcoming you at the conference!