The School of Education has a new post out about the NICHD R01 grant that we received. The story describes the broad picture of our five-year longitudinal study to examine the neural and behavioral predictors of fractions abilities in 2nd and 5th grade children, who we will follow until 5th and 8th grade, respectively. For additional details on the project, see our lab webpage and the other posts.
The Ed. Neuro. Lab and the MELD lab have received official word that we have jointly been awarded an R01 grant from NICHD (1R01HD088585 project description on NIH Reporter). This five-year project will follow two groups of children from 2nd-5th grade, and from 5th-8th grade, to explore the behavioral and neural foundations of fractions to test the relationships between basic cognitive skills and fractions processing, and how these, in turn, support the development of higher-order math, including algebra. We are hiring a post-doc for this project (see ad here) and will begin recruitment this Fall!
Welcome to the beginning of the 2016-2017 Academic Year, everyone!
As we say goodbye to summer, I just want to take a quick moment to congratulate our PhD students for their accomplishments this summer:
- Radhika Gosavi for proposing her Master’s Thesis
- John Binzak for proposing his Master’s Thesis
- Liz Toomarian for passing her Preliminary Exam (prelims).
Each of these students has carried out significant work in the lab, and are making excellent strides towards completing their PhDs!
The Ed Neuro Lab will be in Toronto, ON Canada for the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) meeting from September 15-17. Ed will present as part of a symposium titled “MBE perspectives on the learning of fractions and their magnitudes” on Saturday, September 17, and Liz and Radhika will present their posters on Friday evening. We’re excited to catch up with old friends and new!