Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Family Research Scholar 2003-04 & 2014-15
Steering Committee

David Arnold's research addresses how mobile technology could foster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) success in young children from low socioeconomic status (SES) families. 

Arnold will be developing a grant proposal entitled “Fostering STEM Success in Underrepresented Groups with Educational Apps.” Arnold’s proposed project will evaluate the benefits of existing educational apps (e.g., for smart phones) for preschoolers, and examine the processes by which children learn using mobile technology. Smart phones are rapidly penetrating even the poorest communities, and this project will provide the first causal evidence regarding best practices in utilizing this ubiquitous technology. His program could eventually provide an important tool to help build critical early math skills and support STEM participation in underrepresented groups.

CRF Grants:
Ford Foundation

Minority Training Award

Grant Status: Past
David Arnold
National Science Foundation

"Fostering Emergent Math Skills and Interest in Diverse Low-SES Preschoolers using Educational Apps"

Proposal submitted February 3, 2015.

Grant Status: Pending
David Arnold