LRDC News & Awards

Research conducted by LRDC graduate student Paulette Vincent-Ruz and faculty advisor Chris Schunn is featured on an infographic on the Wiley International Women's Day website. Their research on gender differences in STEM fields is highlighted under "Affirm her competency,” taken from the original article "The Increasingly Important Role of Science Competency Beliefs for Science Learning in Girls.”    View

March 13, 2018

Xioping Fang and Emily Braham were awarded Mellon fellowships from the University of Pittsburgh. Mellon fellows are awarded to students in programs leading to the Ph.D. in various fields of the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Awards are made on an annual basis.    View

March 12, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Lindsay Page in the article "You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here's How." Page is first mentioned in the 12th paragraph for her collaborative research on "summer melt" with Ben Castleman.    View

February 18, 2018

EdSurge featured an article by Jen Iriti and co-author Justin Aglio titled "What Every City Can Learn from Pittsburgh's Pioneering K-12 Research Partnerships."    View

February 12, 2018

Jamie Hanson is featured in the Pittwire accolades alongside Tristen Inagaki for having been named 2017 APS Rising Stars.    View

February 12, 2018

Lindsay Page participated in the TEDx talk series "Education Possible" in Wilmington, Delaware on February 9, 2018. The title of Lindsay's talk is "Proactively Supporting Students To and Through College."    View

February 9, 2018

Ming-Te Wang is a featured grantee on the Spencer website for having been awarded the Lyle Spencer Research Award. His work is titled "In Spite of Parents? Exploring the Value of Family Involvement in Educating African American Adolescents."    View

January 29, 2018

Diane Litman, Director, Intelligent Systems Program, and Professor, Department of Computer Science, is featured in the Pittwire Accolades for her election as an Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) Fellow.    View

January 24, 2018

The American Psychological Society has selected Jamie Hanson as a Rising Star. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.    View

January 22, 2018

TMC News featured an article on Mary Kay Stein and LRDC colleagues for being among the recipients of the James S. McDonnell Foundation's new program in educational research, which has awarded $24.5 million for studies of Teachers as Learners.    View

January 17, 2018

Diane Litman has been elected to be an Association of Computational Linguistics Fellow for her key contributions to dialog systems research, especially the application of reinforcement learning and multimodal analysis to tutoring dialog    View

January 2018

Harvard Business Review featured an article by Lindsay Page titled "How Georgia State University Used an Algorithm to Help Students Navigate the Road to College."    View

January 16, 2018

EdNext featured an article on the Dell Scholars program written by Lindsay Page and Stacy Kehoe, titled "Bridging the College Completion Gap with Comprehensive Systems of Support."    View

January 9, 2018

The Washington Post featured an article written by Lindsay Page, titled "America's Teacher Shortage Can't be Solved by Hiring More Unqualified Teachers."    View

January 9, 2018

The 74 featured an article on that covers the Dell Scholars Program paper by Lindsay Page and Stacy Kehoe, titled "How One Program is Closing the College Persistence Gap for Needy Students with Financial Aid, Social Supports, and a Powerful Data Tracker."    View

January 2, 2018

Canadian Science Publishing posted a blog related to a physics paper by Tim Nokes-Malach, Chris Schunn, Chandralekha Singh, and co-authors Emily Marshman and Zeynep Y. Kalender, titled "The Experiences of Female Students in an Introductory Physics Course" on December 29, 2017. The paper referred to in the article is "A Longitudinal Analysis of Students’ Motivational Characteristics in Introductory Physics Courses: Gender Differences." S   

December 29, 2017

The James S. McDonnell Foundation has awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant to Principal Investigator Mary Kay Stein, LRDC Associate Director for Educational Research and Practice, and Co-Investigators Chris Schunn, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Jennifer Russell, and Richard Correnti for their research, entitled "Teacher Learning to Enact Productive Discussions in Mathematics and Literacy."    View

December 15, 2017

Ally Shay Thomas was appointed Visuals Editor for Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education.   

December 11, 2017

The International Journal of STEM Education published a special edition edited by Mary Kay Stein and her previous graduate student Miray Tekkumru-Kisa. The issue is about the design and facilitation of video-based professional development in science and mathematics.    View

December 1, 2017

Pittwire featured an accolade that highlights Jamie Amemiya, Allison Liu, and Emily Braham entitled "3 Learning Research and Development Center Grad Students Awarded University Research Grants."    View

October 31, 2017

Inside Higher Ed refers to Lindsay Page's FAFSA research in "Peer-to-Peer Networks Increase College Attainment."    View

October 27, 2017

Brian Galla, Psychology in Education, participated in the October 27 BrainHub conference, and is cited in the article "Neurons to Neighborhoods Focuses on the Teen Brain," which is featured on Carnegie Mellon University's website.    View

October 27, 2017

Lindsay Page, Education, is cited in The 74’s "Behind That Nobel Prize for Economics, an Innovation for Schools? How ‘Nudge Theory’ Is Already Being Tested in Classrooms."    View

October 23, 2017

Natasha Tokowicz, Psychology and Linguistics, and graduate student Caitlin Rice won Best Poster Award at the 2017 Second Language Research Forum for "Teaching Translation-Ambiguous Words: Simultaneous or Consecutive Order of Presentation."   

October 23, 2017

Diane Litman, Intelligent Systems Program, Computer Science, and LRDC Senior Scientist, is one of six newly elected Executive Committee members of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (IAIED).    View

October 16, 2017

Research and evaluation conducted by Jennifer Iriti, LRDC Research Scientist, and her Research Assistant, Courtney Long, has been published in the 2016 Pittsburgh Promise Annual Report.    View

October 10, 2017

Melissa Libertus is featured in the October 6 PittWire story “Psychology Researcher Wants to Figure Out How Adults and Children Learn Math.”    View

October 6, 2017

Danielle Lowry spoke at an event held in Washington D.C. and sponsored by College Access Network on her work with Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and fellow graduate student Aizat Nurshatayeva, entitled "An Analysis of the Relationship between School District Poverty and FAFSA Completion in June 2016 and June 2017."    View

October 5, 2017

Inside Higher Ed highlighted a report written by Lindsay Page and graduate students Danielle Lowry and Aizat Nurshatayeva titled "Ongoing Barriers to College Aid" on October 4.    View

October 4, 2017

The National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Program funded a project to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue STEM education and careers. Jen Iriti, LRDC Research Scientist, is an investigator in collaboration with ten partners from five Pitt schools.    View

September 25, 2017