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: https://blogs.umass.edu/bridge/; twitter: @umassbridge). Scholars are invited to come to campus and give three talks as a part of the BRiDGE program:
- BRiDGE2Science: Traditional technical science talk as part of the department’s invited speaker series.
- 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.
- BRiDGE2Students: An informal mentoring lunch with graduate students.
September 23rd, 2019
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.
12:15pm - 1:30pm
The Math Behind How Your Brain Learns Math
Open to the public.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
How to Put Cognitive Development in Context
Refreshments will be served.
RSVPs are encouraged: https://tinyurl.com/BRiDGEbrain
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.