Faculty & Student News
Faculty Awards and Accomplishments
Marina Umaschi Bers spoke at the White House,
representing the "Technology" in STEM at the
White House Symposium on Early STEM. Her research has been
included in the White House Fact Sheet: A Year of Action Supporting
Computer Science for All!
Julie Dobrow is now officially full-time at
Eliot-Pearson – as Eliot-Pearson's expert in children and the media.
She has already brought the successful Life, Animated event
to the department and will award the 2017 Eliot-Pearson Award for
Excellence in Children's Media to the executive vice president and
creative director at Sesame Workshop, Brown Johnson.
David Henry Feldman, Professor and Chair of EP,
recently returned from a meeting in Utrecht, the Netherlands, with
the Presidents of several developmental science societies (SRA,
SRCD, ISBDD and others). The meeting was intended to form a
consortium of developmental science groups (labeled the
International Consortium of Developmental Science Societies) to
focus on some of the world's most serious issues facing children and
Richard M. Lerner has been given the 2017 Society
for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Distinguished Contributions
to Public Policy and Practice in Child Development Award.
Tama Leventhal's co-authored book, Debating Early
Child Care: The Relationship between Developmental Science and the
Media, was released by Cambridge University Press.
George Scarlett was invited to spend time at the
Falk School of Sustainability working with faculty to better
understand ways to support the environment movement in general, and
to focus on how to get children involved in caring for the natural
Maryanne Wolf received two awards for her research:
The Dyslexia Research Hero Award from the Windward School in New
York, and Eminent Researcher of 2016 from the Learning Disabilities
Council of Australia, for which she will give three lectures and
receive the award in Melbourne in 2016. Maryanne has also been asked
to give a keynote at SRCD on Neuroscience and Child Development at
their next meeting.
Student Awards and Accomplishments
Elana McDermott received one of the American
Psychological Foundation's 2016 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research
Scholarships. Elana's research focuses on racial and socioeconomic
inequality in adolescence and the transition to adulthood,
specifically individual use of control strategies like self-control
Amanda Sullivan's research on teaching robotics in
early childhood was included in the White House Fact Sheet: A Year
of Action Supporting Computer Science for All!
Jessica Pappagianopoulos and Sarah Coburn
are presenting at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
on their paper titled "Medical Encounters for Youth with Autism
Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review of Environmental
Considerations and Interventions."
Sarah Grill presented at the Graduate Research
Symposium. Her presentation was titled, "Gender-Differences in
Repots about Attitudes/Beliefs about Avoiding Alcohol Use and
Receipt of Clinical Guidance among Adolescents with Chronic Medical
Sarah Gottleib has been published for the third
time as result of her internship through the Pediatric Headache
Program at Boston Children's Hospital. Her latest publication is
titled "Headache Tools to Stay in School: Assessment, Development,
and Implementation of an Educational Guide for School Nurses."
Emily Zhang and HeeJae An
presented at the Graduate Research Symposium and plan to present at
the Association for Psychological Science conference. Their poster
is titled, "Neighborhood Matters: Understanding Adolescent
Mental Health in a Community Context."