Researchers from Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and Population Research Institute (PRI) participated in the Population Association of America’s (PAA) Annual Meeting, which took place recently in New Orleans.
This year’s meeting featured several Penn State presenters from a variety of experts on topics including all stages of human life, immigration, health, mortality, demography, education and more. PRI’s reception at the start of the meeting and had over 110 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends in attendance.
The three-day event also offered poster sessions, workshops, and an awards ceremony.
There were several faculty and graduate student poster winners, including PRI associates Ruth Buck, Kendal Lowrey, Ashton Verdery, Lauren Newmyer, Rachel Margolis, Hilary Wething, and Léa Pessin. Additionally, former Penn State students Emily Smith-Greenaway and Sarah Patterson were also awarded.
SSRI cofund and PRI Director SSRI cofund and PRI Director Jenny Van Hook, previous vice president of the PAA, served as MC for the awards ceremony and presidential address. Other Penn State researchers who participated and presented at the meeting can be found here.
PAA is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports high-quality research on population issues. More information on PAA and the 2023 meeting are available here.