LRDC News & Awards

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE), an LRDC project, was cited in the July 2017 issue of School Library Journal in the article "A Maker Space for Little Ones." The article features Peter Wardrip, learning scientist at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and LSAP graduate.    View

July 24, 2017


LRDC graduate student Allison Liu has been awarded $5,000 by the University of Pittsburgh Research Council for her small grants proposal.   

June 19, 2017


LRDC received good press for the summer internship program in the "Diversity in the Psychonomic Society: Now More than Ever," blog by Duane Watson and the Psychonomic Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Duane Watson also gave a Facebook shout out to LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Psychology, Natasha Tokowicz and the entire LRDC community.    View

June 19, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist, Education, Jennifer Russell and her co-authors’ publication “Tennessee scales up improved math instruction through coaching” was featured in a National Association of State Boards of Education press release that accompanied the special issue “Aligning a Standards-based System.”   

May 1, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist, Computer Science, Jingtao Wang’s research on “Understanding and Detecting Divided Attention in Mobile MOOC Learning” was featured in a press release of research presented at the CHI 2017 conference in Denver (May 6-11). The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017) is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.   

May 6, 2017


Charles Perfetti was awarded the Distinguished Scholar award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG): Research in Reading and Literacy for his outstanding contributions to research in reading and literacy.   

May 1, 2017


Lindsay Page, Danielle Lowry, and Aizat Nurshatayeva were cited in Ed Week on April 25th for their report on FAFSA completion rates across the U.S.    View

April 25, 2017


LRDC graduate student Gabriela Terrazas Duarte received a fellowship to the 2017 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience. Each year, the Summer Institute assembles a faculty of distinguished investigators and a group of young, promising scholars (fellows) that represent the many disciplines that bear on the mind-brain sciences. It has become one of the most prized opportunities for promising graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professors and research scientists.   

April 24, 2017


Brian Galla, Assistant Professor, Education, and LRDC research scientist was an invited speaker at the 2017 Learning & The Brain Conference in Arlington, VA.    View

April 7-9, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Jingtao Wang has been awarded the Microsoft Azure for Research Award for building and deploying intelligent mobile learning systems in large scale from 2017 to 2018.   

April 2, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, Lindsay Page was cited in the March 17 New York Times article "Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System."    View

March 17, 2017


The recent PittED Magazine highlighted the work of Assistant Professor, Education, and LRDC research scientist Brian Galla and colleagues on mindfulness with teens.    View

March 15, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and School of Education Associate Professor, Jennifer Lin Russell, has been named to the National Advisory Board of the National Education Researcher Database (NERD).    View

March 1, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education Lindsay Page was featured in the audio link in the NPR article "Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class."    View

March 2, 2017


The research of Jamie Hanson, Assistant Professor, Psychology, and LRDC Research Scientist, was the subject of the March 1 Pittsburgh Post Gazette article “Pitt Study: Abuse in Childhood can Lead to Misbehavior Later.”    View

March 1, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education Lindsay Page has been awarded the (Association for Education Finance and Policy) AEFP Early Career Award. The Award recognizes junior scholars with exemplary early career trajectories whose research substantially contributes to the field of education finance and policy.    View

March 1, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist, Benjamin Rottman, Psychology, has been named a 2016 APS Rising Star. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.    View

February 15, 2017


Ming-Te Wang, LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Education, has been awarded the 2017 Richard E. Snow Award for Early Career Contributions in Educational Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA).   

February 12, 2017


Lindsay Page LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, her student Aaron Anthony and co-author, have been referred to in the Hechinger Report article on low-income students and college affordability, "Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college."    View

February 9, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Jingtao Wang, and his student Xiang Xiao's paper "Understanding and Detecting Divided Attention in Mobile MOOC Learning" has been selected by the CHI 2017 program committee as part of the official press release by ACM CHI 2017 on AttentiveLearner.    View

February 1, 2017


Melissa Libertus, LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Psychology, and LRDC alum Roberta Golinkoff, Professor, Education, University of Delaware, have authored the HeraldNet article "Viewpoints: Improving students’ STEM scores begins at home."    View

January 15, 2017


Recent LSAP and LRDC graduate student researcher Anita Schuchardt has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).   

January 15, 2017


LRDC alum Michael Ranney, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, was interviewed on climate change deniers by his local public radio affiliate and aired on Boston’s WGBH recently.    View

January 13, 2017


Following the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week put together a subset of top ten rankings in different categories. Lindsay Page was Number Five in the junior faculty top ten.    View

January 12, 2017


LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education, Lindsay Page, and Director of Center for Urban Studies, Rich Milner, have been included in the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published by Ed Week.    View

January 11, 2017


Lindsay C. Page has been named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE).    View

January 2017


Lindsay Page's research on college transition was cited in the January 6 New York Times article on “Test Your Way to College.”    View

January 6, 2017


Melissa Libertus, LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, Psychology, and LRDC alum Roberta Golinkoff, Professor, Education, University of Delaware, were published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on-line Philly.com “Commentary: Good Math Skills Begin at Home.” The article was also published in the Virgin Islands Daily News.    View

January 2, 2017


Lindsay C. Page, LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Research Methodology, and Jennifer Iriti, LRDC Research Associate and Director, Evaluation for Learning Group, were featured in the Pitt Chronicle article "Research on Pittsburgh Promise Shows 'Match' Matters."    View

December 15, 2016


LRDC Research Associate and Director of Evaluation for Learning Group Jennifer Iriti has been awarded a grant from the Pittsburgh School District to evaluate the Summer Dreamers Academy.   

December 2016