LRDC News & Awards

The McDonnell Foundation awarded a grant to Principal Investigator Mary Kay Stein 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."   

November 6, 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


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.   

September 25, 2017


Kevin Binning, Psychology, received a Course Transformation Award for his project, “Developing and Testing a Classroom-based Social-belonging Intervention to Address the Effects of Stereotype Threat on Female Physics Students.”   

September 11, 2017


Amanda Godley, Professor, Education, and LRDC Center Associate, is co-PI on a recently awarded NSF Cyberlearning grant entitled “Cyber-enabled Teacher Discourse Analytics to Empower Teacher Learning” with Sidney D’Mello, PI (University of Colorado), Sean Kelly, co-PI (University of Pittsburgh) and Patrick Donnelly, co-PI (California State University, Chico).   

September 11, 2017


The Atlantic cited a recent publication by Lindsay Page, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, in the article "A Simple Way to Bring Down College-Application Costs."    View

September 11, 2017


The National Science Foundation (NSF) IIS Division of Information and Intelligent Systems awarded a grant to Principal Investigator Rebecca Hwa, Associate Professor, Computer Science, and co-PIs Diane Litman, Faculty, Intelligent Systems Program, Professor, Computer Science, and LRDC Senior Scientist, and Amanda Godley, Associate Professor, English Education and Language, Literacy & Culture, and LRDC Center Associate, for "Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising."   

September 5, 2017


Lindsay Page was cited in Cosmopolitan, a women's magazine, in the article "More and More Women Are Drowning in College Debt - Meet 5 of Them."    View

August 23, 2017


Fast Company, an online and in print magazine with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design, referenced a paper written by Tim Nokes-Malach, Associate Professor, Psychology, and LRDC Research Scientist, and Joel Chan, Research Fellow, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, CMU, in the article "Can Steelcase's Office of the Future Make Corporate America Rethink the Drab Modern Workplace?"    View

August 22, 2017


Brookings featured a blog co-written by Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, and Paul Scott, Ph.D. student, School of Education, Research Methods Program, titled "Could 'With a Little Help from My Friends' become the next college access anthem?"    View

August 18, 2017


The Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center (Db-SERC) awarded a Mentor-Mentee Award to Melissa Libertus, Associate Professor, Psychology, and LRDC Research Scientist, and Emily Braham, LRDC graduate student, for "Students in cognitive development learn to apply knowledge and communicate effectively through blog posts for parents."   

August 16, 2017


The Wall Street Journal cited Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, in the article "College Admissions Officers Won't Just Chill About 'Summer Melt'."    View

August 11, 2017


The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded one of only 19 grants given to cross-disciplinary teams across the United States to Melissa Libertus (P.I.), Associate Professor, Psychology, Marc Coutanche, Assistant Professor, Psychology, and Julie Fiez, Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience, CNBC and Communication Sciences and Disorders, to conduct innovative research on neural and cognitive systems.    View

August 8, 2017


Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and LRDC Director Charles Perfetti has been elected to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) "In Honor Of...” program. The “In Honor of..." program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Only two other University of Pittsburgh faculty members have been honored in this program, Robert Glaser and Lauren Resnick, making a trifecta of LRDC directors honored by FABBS.    View

July 31, 2017


The 74, a news website focusing on education issues in the United States, published an article that features one of Lindsay Page's recent research studies. The article is titled "New Tools to Fight 'Summer Melt': How One University's Texting Campaign is Keeping Incoming Freshmen on Track."    View

July 31, 2017


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


NPR highlighted Lindsay Page's work in a July 17, 2017 Hidden Brain podcast. "Why Aren't Students Showing Up for College?" explores the surprisingly high rate of college-intending students that do not make it in the fall.    View

July 24, 2017


Jamie Hanson's research was discussed in Vice Magazine in the article "The Science of How Poverty Harms the Brain," which was posted to their website on July 14, 2017.    View

July 14, 2017


Marc Coutanche, Assistant Professor, Psychology, and LRDC Research Scientist, was quoted in the July 11, 2017 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the article "Using Brain Patterns May Be First Step to Reading the Mind, CMU Study Shows."    View

July 17, 2017


Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, was cited in a July 11, 2017 article on The Incline titled "This Pittsburgh City Councilman Wants Student Loan Relief for Homebuyers."    View

July 17, 2017


Aaron Anthony, LRDC graduate student, was featured in a radio interview on 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, and also on their website in the article "Meet Aaron Anthony, The Shaler English Teacher Who Wants To Flip Pennsylvania's 12th." This story is part of an occasional series following the 12th Congressional District.    View

July 17, 2017


Vocabulary Assessment to Support Instruction: Building Rich Word-learning Experiences is now available from Guilford Press    View

July 2017