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Why Public Engagement?

As citizens and as scholars, we have an interest in today’s debates about public policy, conversations about the state of the world, and imagining a different future. Read more about the Public Engagement Projects' Mission and Vision

Upcoming Events

U.S. Supreme Court Justice
A conversation with a member of our nation’s highest court 
9.9.15 | 7:30 p.m., MassMutual Center, Springfield
*Free and open to the public*

2015 Fellow Nilanjana "Buju" Dasgupta Joins New NSF Initiative to Increase STEM Participation

NSF INCLUDES is a multi-year comprehensive national initiative to catalyze improvement in the preparation, participation, advancement, and potential contributions of those who have been traditionally underserved in the STEM fields.

As a member of the National Science Foundation's Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners that have been Underrepresented for Diversity in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES), Nilanjana "Buju" Dasgupta, (Psychological and Brain Sciences - left), summarized the first planning meeting's discussions and breakout sessions for France Cordova (right), the new director of the NSF and founder of the new initiative.


Save the Date! -- "Putting the Education Back in “Educational” Apps" with Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek

September 11, 12:30pm
Campus Center, Room 162-175

Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series welcomes Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek Ph.D, Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and Director of the Temple Infant and Child Laboratory. 

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University where she serves as Director of the Infant Language Laboratory. She is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the


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