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Informal environments beyond the school day promote flexibility that let children engage in science in the same way they play sports or create art.

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Does more rigorous middle school math coursework change students’ college readiness?

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Jingtao Wang, Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Computer Science, is awarded the Microsoft Azure for Research Award

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Systems Neuroscience Institute

2:00 pm, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3

Richard Apps, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, presents “Cerebellar Zones and Goal Directed Movements”



Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) Open House

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, HERL Bakery Square Office Building, 6425 Penn Ave., 4th Floor, Suite 400

Two wheelchairs — one that runs on compressed air and another that climbs curbs — and an app that controls a robotic arm are just a few of the innovations visitors will see firsthand at the HERL open house on Friday, July 28. Members of the media are welcome to attend. The event will allow people to see what researchers are doing to improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation.



PIER Thesis Defense

10:00 am, Gates-Hillman Center 4405, CMU

Erik Harpstead, graduate student, CMU, will present "Projective Replay Analysis: A Reflective Approach for Aligning Educational Games to their Goals."

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New Publications

  • McKeown, M. G., Crosson, A. C., Sandora, C., Artz, N., & Beck, I.B. (in press). Close encounters of a lexical kind. The Reading Teacher.
  • Wang, M. T., Hill, N., & Hofkens, T. (in press). Parental involvement and African American and European American adolescents’ academic, behavioral, and emotional development in secondary school. Child Development.
  • Zywica, J., Gomez, K., & Matsumura, L. C. (in press). Media literacies as pivots for “opening up” the figured world of English Language Arts. International Journal of Learning and Media.
  • Russell, J. L., Kehoe, S., & Crowley, K. (in press). Linking in and out-of-school learning. In K. Peppler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Allen, L. B. & Crowley, K. (in press). From acquisition to inquiry: Supporting informal educators through iterative implementation of practice. In P. Patrick (Ed), Preparing Informal Educators. New York: Springer.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Making in the museum: Launching a learning trajectory in an informal setting. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds).Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Making sense of making: Defining learning practices in MAKE magazine. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds).Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Allen, L. B. & Crowley, K. (in press). Knowledge is not enough: A learning ecologies approach to climate change education. International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Schunn, C.D., Godley, A.J. & DeMartino, S. (in press). The reliability and validity of peer review of writing in high school AP English classes. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.
  • Nelson, J. & Perfetti, C. A. (in press). Eye movements reveal readers' lexical quality and reading experience. Special Issue of Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • Perfetti, C. A. & Harris, L. (in press). Learning to read English. In L. Verhoeven & C. A. Perfetti (Eds.), Learning to read across languages and writing systems. Cambridge University Press.
  • Brahms, L. & Crowley, K. (in press). Learning to make in the Museum: The role of maker educators. In K. Pepler, E. Halverson, & Y. Kafai (Eds.), Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education: The Maker Movement and the Future of Learning. Routledge.
  • Allen, L. B. & Crowley, K. (in press). Moving beyond scientific knowledge: Leveraging participation, relevance, and interconnectedness for climate education. International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Paletz, S., Chan, J., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Uncovering uncertainty through disagreement. Applied Cognitive Psychology.
  • Cox, C., Apedoe, X., Silk, E., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Analyzing materials in order to find design opportunities for the classroom. In Z. Kabayadondo & S. Goldman (Eds.), Design Thinking.
  • Levine, J. M. & Marques, J. M. (in press). Norm violators as threats and opportunities: The many faces of deviance in groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
  • Levine, J. M. (in press). Member differentiation and group tasks: More than meets the eye. [Commentary on “Are groups more or less than the sum of their members? The moderating role of individual identification," by R. F. Baumeister, S. E. Ainsworth, & K. D.]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Levine, J. M., & Abrams, D. (in press). Membership role and subjective group dynamics: Impact on evaluative intragroup differentiation and commitment to prescriptive norms. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
  • Rottman, B. M. (in press). Searching for the best cause: Roles of mechanism beliefs, autocorrelation, and exploitation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.
  • Rottman, B. M. (in press). The acquisition and use of causal structure knowledge. In M.R. Waldmann (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. Oxford: Oxford U.P.
  • Pailian, H., Libertus, M., Feigenson, L., & Halberda, J. (in press). Developmental changes in visual short-term memory (VSTM) capacity between ages 3 and 8 years. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
  • Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., Dolle, J., Gomez, L. M., LeMahieu, P. & Grunow, A. (2017). A framework for initiation of Networked Improvement Communities. Teachers College Record, 119(7).
  • Childs, J. & Russell, J. L. (2017). Turning around low-achieving schools: Building state capacity to support improvement through Race to the Top. Urban Education, 52(2).
  • Cho, B-Y. & Afflerbach, P. (2017). An evolving perspective of constructively responsive reading comprehension strategies in multilayered digital text environments. In S. Israel (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension, Second Edition (pp. 109-134). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.
  • Chandrasekaran, M. K., Epp, C. D., Kan, M-Y., Litman, D. (2017). Using Discourse Signals for Robust Instructor Intervention Prediction. Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.