Published on 3/28/2012 7:00:00 AM
LSAP doctoral student Zahid Kisa
has recently been selected to participate in the Educational Testing Services (ETS) Summer Internship Program. Interns in ETS work under the guidance of senior ETS members in research areas such as educational measurement and psychometrics, teaching and classroom research, statistics, international large-scale assessments. Zahid will work with Geoffrey Phelps and Nathan Jones in Research & Development Division in a research project examining mathematics professional development using the Teacher Knowledge Assessment System (TKAS).
, an LSAP doctoral student, has been selected to participate in RAND’s Summer Associate Program, a selective internship awarded to a small set of PhD students across the United States. During the summer, she will work at RAND in Pittsburgh with Catherin Augustine in a research project on evaluation of summer learning programs in six school districts throughout the United States. Her dissertation has also recently been identified as one of 49 finalists (among 400 candidates) for the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. This program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. Recipients will be chosen from among the finalists by the end of May.
It was announced that LSAP professor Chris Schunn
and doctoral student Sam Abramovich
, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Academy, were one of the winners in the MacArthur Foundation's 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition. Winners were selected from a highly competitive pool of 91 finalists. This year's competition theme, Badges for Lifelong Learning, aims to link designers, entrepreneurs, technologists, and educators with leading business and industry organizations to build digital badge systems and explore the ways badges can be used to help people learn, demonstrate skills and knowledge, and unlock job, educational, and civic opportunities. The contest is held in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation and the HASTAC network. Their winning project, the Computer Science Student Network, uses badges to visually documents progress to establish concrete curricular trajectories from introductory-level tutorials to industry-recognized certifications.
, LSAP doctoral student, received the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Cultural Diversity Grant for first-time presenters at the annual convention in November of 2011.
LSAP professor Lindsay Clare Matsumura
was awarded the Council of Graduate Students in Education’s (CGSE) Extra Mile Award on March 23, 2012.
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