Aaron Nealy ’17

Aaron Nealy is a psychology major from Chicago, Illinois.


Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Social Psychology (In memory of Merlin "Pat" Dreibelbis '39)

Ft. Hays State University | Hays, Kansas

Week 7 – There’s No Place Like Home


July 31, 2017 | This past week was my last week in Hays, so now I’m back in Chicago. The drive back wasn’t as long as I remember it being, but I feel like that’s always the case. I ended up staying in Mt. Vernon for a night, which was fun because I saw some of my friends and […]

Week 6 – Where the Buffalos Roam


July 16, 2017 | It’s been another slow week here in Hays, but nonetheless, an exciting one. Dr. Bonds-Rackee has left for the rest of July so sadly I won’t be working with her anymore while I’m here, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet and work with her this summer. It’s good to know that we will […]

Week 5:
Lightning Bolts and Fireworks


July 5, 2017 | Wow, week five! Time sure does flys when you’re filling out IRB forms. It’s actually been kind of a slow week. Completing the IRB form was really all I had on my agenda for the week. There are still a few things I have to tweak here and there with the forms, but for the most […]

Week 4 – I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore


June 29, 2017 | Well, another week has flown by here in Kansas. This week I focused on the steps for designing my study. This required me to look up scales and questionnaires that would be relevant to my topic as well as come up with a procedure for the study. It was pretty exciting deciding all the little details […]

Week 3 – Research and Rocks, But I’m Not a Geologist


June 17, 2017 | I can’t believe I’ve been in Kansas for three weeks now. I guess my mind is still on “Cornell time” because this would mean that the end of the block is coming up. Lucky for me, I still have another five weeks to look forward to. This week has had some major developments for the […]

Week 2 – Follow the Red Brick Road


June 10, 2017 | This week has been a pretty busy one for me and for my mentors. Apparently, this was the first week of summer classes for grad students, which meant that my mentors would be busy handling their students. Fortunately, the students were only on campus for this one week and would continue their classes online. As […]

Week 1 – Getting the Lay of the Land


June 6, 2017 | After a four-hour drive from Chicago to Mt. Vernon, and then an eight-hour drive from Mt. Vernon Iowa, I finally made it to Hays, Kansas. I was greeted by my very welcoming housemate, Tommy. After Tommy helped me unpack my car, he took me out to dinner and introduced me to some of his friends. […]