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Jamie Amemiya Awarded Outstanding Presenter at Pitt Graduate Student Organization Exposition

Congratulations to Jamie Amemiya who was awarded Outstanding Presenter at the 2016 University of Pittsburgh Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization Exposition.  The award was given for presentation of her work with Tara Hofkens and Ming-Te Wang titled “Teacher Theories of Math Ability, Instructional Style, and Student Math Outcomes during High School”.  The Grad Expo

Undergraduate Student Kaitlin Bodnar to Present at 2016 Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Congratulations go out to undergraduate lab member, Kaitlin Bodnar, who has been selected to present her work with graduate student, Tara Hofkens, titled “Strengths and Limitations of Girl Power: An Examination of Mindset and Stereotype Belief on Science Achievement” at the 16th Annual Stanford University Undergraduate Psychology Conference.  The mission of the Stanford Conference is

Graduate Researcher Jamie Amemiya Awarded the Tim Post Award for Excellence in Research

Congratulations to Jamie Amemiya on being awarded the Tim Post Award for Excellence in Research for her paper titled: Leaders and followers in juvenile offending: Distinguishing correlates and adjustment to incarceration. The award is given to a psychology graduate student to recognize research excellence. Tim Post was a graduate student in cognitive psychology who earned

Here’s What Learners Have to Say About Student Engagement

This article was recently written up about how seeking student’s input is indispensable when gauging student engagement. The article cites our lab’s research findings and quotes from Dr. Wang throughout! Here’s What Learners Have to Say About Student Engagement

Daniela Chmielewski Accepts Teaching Position at Wissahickon Charter School

Congratulations to Daniela on accepting a teaching position at Wissahickon Charter School in Philadelphia! Daniela recieved her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Spanish and certificate in Western European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is working on getting a Masters in Special Education with dual certification in special education and English for

Undergraduate Student Nancy Mangels Named a Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations to Nancy Mangels on receiving the Fulbright Scholarship! Nancy Mangels is an undergraduate student in the Psychology in Education Department. Studying Economics with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology, she is currently an undergraduate researcher in the Developmental and Motivation Research Laboratory. Beginning in January 2016, Nancy will study and work as an English

Newsletter Spring 2015

Our Spring Newsletter focuses on some of the most important influences on student academic performance, mental health, and over- all well-being—parents. To learn more, click on the link below. Newsletter Spring 2015

Congratulations, Dr. Wang!

Dr. Ming-Te Wang was awarded with an Early Career Research Award from the Society for Research in Child Development at their 2015 Biennial Meeting. His award, for contributions to Child Development, was presented for helping to cross-fertilize developmental and educational research, for advancing the conceptualization and operationalization of student motivation and engagement within and across

Newsletter Fall 2014

Click Here to view the newsletter Our Fall Newsletter highlights the STEM and School Engagement Projects.

DMR in the Media: Rethinking the Causes for Women Straying Away From Stem Fields

What Exactly Is Drawing Young Women Away From STEM Fields?