BRIDGE Scholar | Dr. Richard Prather | University of Maryland

Monday, September 23, 2019 10:30am


Tobin 423

This semester, PBS will be host to the expanded BRiDGE program. BRiDGE is a student-led initiative to highlight early career researchers from underrepresented groups with exceptional broader impacts (web:; twitter: @umassbridge). Scholars are invited to come to campus and give three talks as a part of the BRiDGE program:

  1. BRiDGE2Science: Traditional technical science talk as part of the department’s invited speaker series.
  2. BRiDGE2Impacts: This ‘impacts’ talk can be a traditional lecture or follow a different format. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, discussions on pedagogy, participation in outreach, and/or narratives on identity in STEM.
  3. BRiDGE2Students: An informal mentoring lunch with graduate students.

September 23rd, 2019  

Tobin 423
10:30am - 11:30am
Join BRIDGE Scholar, Dr. Richard Prather, for lunch!
Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
Lunch will be served.

Tobin 423
12:15pm - 1:30pm
The Math Behind How Your Brain Learns Math
Open to the public.

Tobin 423
4:00pm - 5:00pm
How to Put Cognitive Development in Context
Refreshments will be served.
RSVPs are encouraged:

Dr. Richard Prather received a S.B. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Cognitive & Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Prather is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. From 2009-2014, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.