Join the lab!

At the Yee Lab, like at the University of Connecticut as a whole, our commitment to excellence is facilitated by our commitment to building a welcoming and diverse community. We actively encourage members of minority or under-represented groups, people with disabilities, and women to apply.


Graduate students

Dr. Yee will consider highly qualified applicants to enter the Ph.D program in the Department of Psychological Sciences (Language and Cognition) in Fall 2021.

Here is information about our admissions process.


Undergraduate students

We are looking for people who are interested in, and excited to learn about the cognitive and neural bases of conceptual knowledge (a.k.a. semantic memory). For example, how do we know what a lemon is, or understand the concept of joy?

The Yee lab typically has a few positions available each semester for UConn undergraduates to work as research assistants. Students typically register for three credits of undergraduate research (usually PSYC 3889, independent study) per semester and spend 10-12 hours per week working in the lab. For the first semester, some students register for one credit, which normally involves participating in our weekly lab meetings and some online training.

Undergraduate research assistants assist the PI, postdocs, and graduate students with experiment preparation and data collection. We encourage undergraduate students to participate in the intellectual life of the lab by attending weekly lab meetings. Some students especially honors students or University Scholars, develop their own research projects. Before applying, please read about our research to see if the lab would be a good fit for your interests.

Also, please note that prior lab experience is NOT required to join the lab, so don’t worry if this is your first lab experience!

If you are interested in joining the lab, please fill out the form below.

Yee Lab Undergraduate Research Assistant Application

  • Prior lab experience is NOT required to join the lab, so don’t worry if this is your first lab experience. If you do have prior lab experience please tell us about it (with whom, how long, projects worked on). If none, write "none"
  • E.g. is there a specific method or project that you are interested in?
  • E.g. are there certain skills that you wish to learn?
  • E.g. grad/med school, work in industry, etc. If you don't know yet it is completely ok to just say that.
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