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Rebecca Spencer on the Importance of Sleep for Kids in School

Dr. Rebecca Spencer, Family Research Scholar 2010-2011, was featured on Mass Appeal, providing insights on the sleep needs of students and offering advice for parents on how to ensure their child is getting enough sleep. How much sleep does a child really need, and why is it important for learning? Tune into Dr. Spencer’s interview here to learn more.  

Nilanjan Dasgupta’s Research Outcomes on Making STEM Inclusive

Nilanjan Dasgupta, CRF Family Research Scholar 2006-2007 and 2012-2013, authored an article,  sharing the results of over 25 years of research on educational environments. Dasgupta offers solutions on how certain features of educational environments can act as “social vaccines” to protect against social identity threat, specifically for female-identifying students, students of color, and working-class students in STEM classrooms. To learn more about the ways that educators can protect these students and help them find their place in the field, read the full article here. 

Former FRS Tatishe Nteta on MA Primary Elections

Former CRF Family Research Scholar 2014-2015, Tatishe Nteta, was recently interviewed on GBH news, weighing in on the effects of early voting in the recent Massachusetts primary elections and forecasting outcomes for the upcoming November election. Watch the news story here to hear more of Tatishe’s insights.  

Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, FRS 2017-18 and Associate Professor, Selected for the 2022 Distinguished Community Engagement Award

Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, FRS 2017-18 and Associate Professor in the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, is one of two faculty members selected for the 2022 Distinguished Community Engagement Award. The award, presented by the Provost's Office, comes with a $1,000 monetary prize and has been given annually for more than two decades. According to the call for nominations, “This award recognizes individuals within our campus community for their outstanding contributions to community-engaged scholarship and teaching, and campus/community partnerships, with impacts at the local, regional, national or international level.” Learn more about Dr. Poudel-Tandukar's research and the award here.

Adam Grabell, FRS 2019-20, Awarded Seed Funding from the University's Technology Development Fund

Adam Grabell, FRS 2019-20 and assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Science is a recent recipient of a $25,000 Technology Development award from the Technology Development Fund. The funds were awarded to support work in Dr. Grabell's lab, The SEED Lab, which created a lab-based game and algorithm that detects the presence of psychological disorders in preschool children called EarlyScreen.  The tool performed with a high degree of accuracy when detecting emerging signs of psychological disorders. Learn more about the award and their awardees here.