Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship


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2014-15 Application Deadline: November 1, 2013



"The AAAS Fellowship is an amazing opportunity for scientists but more importantly, it is the best way to incorporate smart, accomplished scientists into the policy making process for the betterment of the nation."
-Dr. Terry Adirim, 2006-07 AAAS fellow at the Department of Homeland Security


The deadline to apply to the 2014-2015 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship class is quickly approaching. For over 40 years, scientists, social scientists, and engineers have applied their knowledge and technical expertise to policy-making while developing valuable career enhancing skills. Join a network of more than 2,800 current and alumni fellows impacting policy and forging new careers! 

Please share this information with your networks.


DEADLINE
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Apply athttps://fellowshipapp.aaas.org/

ELIGIBILITY 
Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.), in any of the following:
- Social/Behavioral sciences
- Medical/Health disciplines
- Biological, Physical or Earth sciences
- Computational sciences and Mathematics
- Engineering disciplines (applicants with a master's degree and three years of experience also qualify).

All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline.
Visit http://fellowships.aaas.org/04_Become/04_Eligibility.shtml to learn more about eligibility and selection criteria.

BENEFITS 
Stipends range from approximately $74,000 to $99,000. Other benefits include health insurance, travel/training allowance and relocation allocation. For more information about benefits, visit 

DETAILS  
To learn more about the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, visit:http://fellowships.aaas.org.

HAVE QUESTIONS!
Join us on Facebook or Twitter or contact Fellowships staff at fellowships@aaas.org or 202-326-6700.

Monday, September 9, 2013

American Express OPEN Encourages Diversity In Tech as 2013 FOCUS100 Financial Partner


One of the MOST Diverse Tech Conferences on the Planet Kicks Off October 4th in New York City with over 80% of speakers women and people of color 
New York, August 29 2013 – American Express OPEN joins digitalundivided’s FOCUS100 Symposium and Bootcamp as the exclusive financial partner. The 3 day conference, taking place October 4th – 6th, 2013 in New York City, connects tech companies with founders/co-founders who are black women, angel and venture investors, leading corporations, and those interested in the future of tech. 

American Express OPEN offers small business owners products and services to help them grow and run their businesses efficiently. It's a growing community of innovative and successful entrepreneurs and digitalundivided is a proud partner. Valerie Morris, former CNN anchor and financial expert will be leading the OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp session at FOCUS100. Valerie will present a workshop on “Harnessing the Power of Money” designed to help women CEOs better understand how to build the right team and resources to manage their finances and grow their business. 
FOCUS100 continues to bring together diverse leaders in the tech industry. This year, the keynotes include Three-time Grammy award winner, digital pioneer and founder of several Silicon Valley based startups, MC Hammer; MacArthur “Genius” Award Recipient Majora Carter; Lisa Lambert, Vice President of Intel Capital; and Stacy Brown Philpot, COO of taskrabbit.

“FOCUS100 is a great chance to connect with people who have the same mission as me, expansion of opportunity, expansion of job creation, and creating new avenues of promise for our community”, said Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey. 

FOCUS100 redefines the traditional view of “who is tech” by spotlighting top entrepreneurs and innovators who also happen to be women of color. Last year, FOCUS100 reached over 3 million people with 47 million impressions (tweet reach 10/8/12). 30% of the 40 FOCUS FELLOW companies (founded or co-founded by black women) received next step meetings with investors, eight (8) received angel and/or funding. Speakers included Mayor Booker and Majora Carter.

“The Black community, especially black women, are a vital part of the overall tech eco- system, as both consumers and creators” said Kathryn Finney, Founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided. “If you’re looking for diversity in terms of ideas and thoughts around technology and the startup world, then you must attend FOCUS100.” 

digitalundivided’s “…ability to attract high profile leaders in the industry who are willing to engage with new entrepreneurs is the game changer for black women in technology who struggle to be seen.", says FOCUS100 panelist Tracey Solomon, co-founder of Hoseanna, an e-commerce company where women can sign up for deliveries of must- have hosiery, leggings and shape wear, among other necessities. 

For more information on the event including sponsorship and registration, please visit: 
http://www.digitalundivided.com/ 
For media inquiries, please contact PR Coordinator Amanda Spann at Amanda@digitalundivided.com 

About digitalundivided 
digitalundivided (DID) is a social enterprise that builds forward thinking initiatives that fundamentally change the digital space by increasing the number of urban women digital 
entrepreneurs. Founded in 2012, digitalundivided’s programs and projects, such as the 
START series of national workshops and the weekly DIDTechTalk with leaders in the world of tech, have reached over 4 million people. 


About FOCUS100 
The FOCUS100 (#FOCUS100) is a Startup bootcamp and symposium that connects thought leaders, tech startups founded or co-founded by black women, brand managers, 
and innovators. The symposium features keynotes with game changers like Mayor Cory 
Booker, MC Hammer, Stacy Brown Philpot (taskrabbit), Majora Carter, Erik Moore (Zappos) and more. The event includes, panels on emerging technologies and a PITCH session with top Angel and Venture Capitalists. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

STEM program at NYU-Poly and Northrop Grumman


NYU-POLY PARTNERS WITH HEAF TO OFFER “STEM” EDUCATION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Science of Smart Cities Program Helps Students Prepare for the “Jobs of Tomorrow” by Exposing Them to Hands-On, Project-Based Curriculum and Leading Energy and Aerospace Experts

NEW YORK – April 18, 2013 – Continuing its tradition of offering the most advanced coursework to its middle and high school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and other areas, nonprofit Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) has partnered with the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) to expand NYU-Poly’s prestigious Science of Smart Cities (SoSC) program to HEAF’s seventh and eighth graders. SoSC offers New York City public school students the opportunity to learn and apply advanced STEM knowledge and skills through hands-on instruction, innovative curriculum and field trips with the hope to prepare students to pursue STEM careers.  
NYU Poly’s Center for K12 STEM Education builds on an existing academic relationship with HEAF, the leading supplemental education nonprofit in New York City that turns underserved New York City middle and high school students into high-achieving college graduates. Taught by the university’s undergrad students, NYU-Poly’s SoSC offers HEAF’s middle school students the opportunity to learn and understand how various urban systems, including water, waste management, energy and communications, function and how advances in technology and engineering can improve the world’s cities. 
Applying what they have learned in these specialized classes, the students visited the downtown Brooklyn offices of Northrop Grumman, a leading American aerospace and defense technology company as well as an avid supporter of STEM education among K-12 students. HEAF students received instruction from Northrop Grumman engineers who covered a range of contemporary urban topics, such as traffic engineering and sustainability. In May, the program culminates in final projects for which students will construct their own model “smart city” using real-world materials and technologies.
Programs such as NYU-Poly’s SoSC that expose students to STEM fields early in their academic careers are more important than ever. The demand for STEM education is increasing both at the federal and local levels, as the U.S. competes to reassert its position as a global leader in the science and technology fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 2.1 million new jobs in STEM areas will exist by 2020. However, only 23 percent of college freshmen are entering STEM majors, and only a fraction of these students are African American and Latino.  Both HEAF and NYU-Poly are recognized leaders in educating underserved communities.
“As President Obama recently stated in his State of the Union address and has reinforced through his Administration’s Educate to Innovate campaign, we need to better equip students for the demands of a high-tech economy,” said Ruth Rathblott, president and CEO of HEAF. “In order to do that, we must increase STEM literacy among students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and provide hands-on, real-world experiences that pique their intellectual curiosity and build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through our great partnership with NYU-Poly and our own curriculum, we are arming our students with highly advanced coursework and exposing them to a higher education experience early on, which will prepare them for college, career and a lifetime of learning.”
“We are delighted to partner with HEAF to provide our STEM curriculum to their students and introduce the field of engineering in the context of urban systems and sustainability,” said Ben Esner, director of the Center for K12 STEM Education at NYU-Poly. “NYU-Poly’s Science of Smart Cities program starts with something young people relate to—their immediate environment—and demonstrates how the tools of science and technology can shape the future they’d like to make happen.”
HEAF’s participation in NYU-Poly’s SoSC is just one example of how HEAF is exposing its students to college-level work and direct experience with higher education institutions. Last year, an NYU-Poly graduate student mentored HEAF’s high school students through the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, during which HEAF students designed, built and programmed robots to compete against other high school teams. HEAF frequently partners with a number of other prestigious universities – such as Barnard College, where students have studied humanities including women’s history, and Touro College, where students have studied health education – to expose them to college-level work that is often not available to inner-city students. For more than 20 years, HEAF has an unmatched track record of success with 100 percent of students graduating high school and 98 percent pursing higher education. This compares to 65 percent of all New York City students graduating high school and only 37 percent of African-American and Hispanic male youth completing high school in four years. For more information about HEAF or the Smart Cities program, visit www.heaf.org. For more information on NYU-Poly’s K12 Center for STEM Education, visitwww.poly.edu/k12stem.

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 18, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET, HEAF students will present their Science of Smart Cities projects at HEAF (2090 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, N.Y. 10027). Media are invited to attend.

About Polytechnic Institute of New York UniversityThe Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and the Polytechnic University, now widely known as NYU-Poly) is an affiliated institute of New York University, soon to be its School of Engineering. NYU-Poly, founded in 1854, is the nation's second-oldest private engineering school. It is presently a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a 159-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. It remains on the cutting edge of technology, innovatively extending the benefits of science, engineering, management and liberal studies to critical real-world opportunities and challenges, especially those linked to urban systems, health and wellness, and the global information economy. In addition to its programs on the main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it offers programs around the globe remotely through NYU-Poly. NYU-Poly is closely connected to engineering in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai and to the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) also at MetroTech, while operating two incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.poly.edu.

About HEAF
The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is a high-impact supplemental education and youth leadership nonprofit that turns high-potential but underserved New York City public school students into high-achieving college graduates. HEAF enrolls qualifying students in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to ― and graduate from ― four-year colleges. HEAF offers a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer educational and youth development programs that enable students to develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life. HEAF’s track record of success is unmatched in the industry: 100 percent of HEAF students graduate college, 100 percent go on to higher education and 35 percent obtain advanced degrees. For more information about HEAF or to get involved, visit www.heaf.org.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

National Space Biomedical Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

NSBRI is a NASA-funded, non-profit research consortium charged with developing biomedical countermeasures and technologies for potential health problems that could occur in astronauts either during long-duration spaceflight, on exploration missions, or upon return to Earth.  NSBRI’s current program, aligned with NASA’s exploration objectives, consists of approximately 44 science and technology projects organized into research teams.


NSBRI invites ground-based research applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. Minority.Scientist briefly summarized the details of this fellowship opportunity below, but please review the entire application for more information. Good luck!

Proposals:  Proposals can either address topics of interest to one of the seven existing NSBRI research teams, or the supplemental cross-cutting research area of Food Science, which has importance to both NSBRI and the NASA Human Research Program (HRP). The seven research teams are as follows:

  • Cardiovascular Alterations
  • Human Factors and Performance
  • Musculoskeletal Alterations
  • Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors 
  • Radiation Effects 
  • Sensorimotor Adaptation
  • Smart Medical Systems and Technology


Who can apply: The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents or persons with pre-existing visas obtained through their sponsoring institutions that permit postdoctoral training for the project’s duration.

Duration: Postdoctoral Fellowships will be competitively awarded for two years, with an opportunity for a third year renewal, in any laboratory in the U.S. conducting biomedical/biotechnological research aligned with NSBRI’s goals

Stipend: First year- $42,500; Second year- $43,775

Deadline: June 7, 2013

NSBRI-RFA-13-01: NSBRI Request for Applications Soliciting Postdoctoral Fellows

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dory Yochum Scholarship, $5000


MentorNet to award $5000 to an outstanding woman protege in STEM   
DEADLINE MAY 15, 2013  

MentorNet announced today that it will award $5000 to an outstanding woman protege in honor of its long time champion and Chair of the Board of Directors, Dory S. Yochum. 

On December 5, 2010, MentorNet was profoundly saddened to lose Dory. She worked for 32 years at AT&T Labs, rising to the position of Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer. She also served on the Board of Fraser Research and as Chief Administrative Officer of PalmSource. Dory was a leader in research and technology and an exemplar for our protégés and mentors. To honor and promote her legacy, MentorNet has launched this first annual Dory S. Yochum Scholarship.
To be eligible, a  candidate must be a woman currently pursuing any postsecondary degree in any field of science, technology, engineering or math at a partnering campus or society and a current or former protege of MentorNet. 

Apply by May 15, 2013 by sending an email to DoryPrize@mentornet.net with the following:
  • A description of your experience as a MentorNet protégé, your current status and pursuits as a student, and your career ambitions. Your entry can be in any medium:
     video or animation (no more than 2 minutes),
    audio (no more than 5 minutes), or
    text (no more than one page); 
  • Recommendation from a MentorNet mentor;
  • Resume or curriculum vitae, including your contact information
  • DEADLINE MAY 15, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Scientific Conventions April 2013

Interested in a little time away from the lab? Want to meet up with others in your field to talk about your studies? Then check out these conferences happening in April 2013! If you attend, Minority.Scientist would love to hear about your experience.

April 6-10
American Association for Cancer Research- Washington, DC

April 7-11
American Chemical Society, Spring- New Orleans, LA

April 11-14
National Science Teachers Association- San Antonio, TX

April 20-24
Experimental Biology- Boston, MA

April 22-25
BIO 2013- Chicago, IL

April 30-May 2
Food Safety Summit- Baltimore, MD

Friday, March 29, 2013

Summer Science Opportunities for YOUTH

I came across this webpage today that lists many opportunities for young people to get involved with science-related activities for Summer 2013. Opportunities include internships (paid and unpaid) at places like Kaiser Permanente, NASA, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences, and the list goes on. I am so happy to find this resource and be able to share it with you, as you all know how excited I am to expose young people to science. Thank you to the Stanford Office of Science Outreach for putting together this great resource!

Contents of the link as described by website: This is a listing of summer science opportunities for students interested in gaining work experience, extending their lab skills and/or going deeper into science!!! This list is provided for informational purposes only, and does not imply endorsement or recommendation by Stanford’s Office of Science Outreach.


Link to resources: Summer Science Opportunities-Internships, Programs and Camps Summer 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blerdology Hackathon



Blerdology Rallies Brick City Blerds
with Rutgers Business School
 at #BlackHack Newark Charity Hackathon April 6-7





Who:  Blerdology, the woman-led social enterprise dedicated to increasing the number of African Americans in technology and the first organization to produce hackathons specifically for the minority tech community



What: Blerdology will be hosting a hackathon with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Business School, MailChimp, Brick City Development Corp and Initiative Consulting Group to benefit the Center for Collaborative Change April 6-7, 2013. The hackathon will close out a 4-day tech weekend celebrating innovation and the advancement of technology throughout the Brick City.
#BlackHack Newark will bring minority coders and developers to build new and innovative apps and websites in a friendly competition format. #BlackHack attendees are exposed to a wealth of industry insights and business consulting and have the opportunity to get their resumes in the hands of top tech corporations. Building projects on site for little to no costs, #BlackHacks are a novel way for budding entrepreneurs to get their projects off the ground, a fun way to benefit budding tech communities, and an unmatched opportunity to meet and recruit the top minority tech talent from around the world.
Though the event is minority focused, tech enthusiasts from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to come. Blerdology is still accepting student start-up projects and local business participation for the event.

Newark Tech Weekend:
WEDNESDAY, April 3rd

·         Tips for Entrepreneurial Success with Mike Michalowicz , Author of The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Business in any Field

Rutgers Business School, 6:30 pm, Register at http://rbsaa.org



 THURSDAY, April 4th

·         TEDxNJIT

NJIT, 5-9pm, TEDxNJIT.com/register



FRIDAY, April 5th

·         STEM Day at St. Phillips Academy

·         The Future of Newark Tech: A Policy Discussion

NJIT, 12-2pm

·         Newark Tech Happy Hour

Loft 47, 5-8pm, RSVP at NewarkTechHappyHour.eventbrite.com



SATURDAY- SUNDAY, April 6-7

·         Brick City Blerds: #blackhack NWK

Rutgers Business School, 9am-9am, Register at blackhacknewark.eventbrite.com



For additional information on Blerdology please visit: Blerdology.co



For sponsorship inquiries or interview requests, please contact Amanda Spann, CMO at 904-476-8003 or  pr@blerdology.co

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Upcoming Conferences!


Check out the upcoming conferences! Thank you to the New York Academy of Sciences for this information!


The Bone Marrow Niche, Stem Cells, and Leukemia:
Impact of Drugs, Chemicals, and the Environment           
May 29-31, 2013 (New York City)

* Register by April 26, 2013 for discounts on registration!
* Oral Presentation & Poster Presentation Opportunities! Deadline: April 5, 2013.
* Early Career Investigator and Underrepresented Minority Travel Fellowship and Family/Child-Care Grant Applications! Deadline April 5, 2013
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Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium
June 5, 2013 (New York City)

* Oral Presentation & Poster Presentation Opportunities! Prizes will be awarded! Deadline: May 10, 2013.
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Nanotechnologies in Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention  
June 11-13, 2013 (Moscow, Russia)

* Register by May 22, 2013 for discounts on registration!
* Oral Presentation & Poster Presentation Opportunities! Deadline: April 24, 2013.
* Early Career Investigator and Underrepresented Minority Travel Fellowship and Family/Child-Care Grant Applications! Deadline April 24, 2013
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Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation
June 12, 2013 (New York City)

* Register by April 5, 2013 for discounts on registration!
* Oral Presentation & Poster Presentation Opportunities! Deadline: March 22, 2013.
* Early Career Investigator and Underrepresented Minority Travel Fellowship and Family/Child-Care Grant Applications! Deadline March 22, 2013
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopthy   
June 19-20, 2013 (New York City)
      
* Register by May 13, 2013 for discounts on registration!
* Oral Presentation & Poster Presentation Opportunities! Deadline: April 29, 2013.
* Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowships Available. Deadline: April 29, 2013

Professional Development Workshop at Carnegie Mellon University!


Call for Participation
2nd Annual Learning Science Workshop
Research and Innovation for Enhancing Achievement and Equity
June 22-23
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA
Applications Due May 5, 2013

No Cost To Attend
Overview
LearnLab, an NSF Science of Learning Center (SLC) at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, has an exciting summer research opportunity available to early career researchers in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies.
The workshop is targeted to senior graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty. The workshop seeks broad participation, including members of underrepresented groups as defined by NSF (African American, Hispanic, Native American) who may be considering a research or faculty position in the learning sciences.
This two-day workshop immediately precedes the LearnLab Summer School (www.learnlab.org/opportunities/summer/).  Our research theme is theresearch and innovation for enhancing achievement and equity, including these five areas:
·      Enhancing Achievement through Educational Technology and Data Mining.  Using domain modeling, and large datasets to discover when learning occurs and to provide scaffolding for struggling students. Seewww.learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/Computational_Modeling_and_Data_Mining.
·      21st Century Skills, Dispositions, and Opportunities. Re-examining the goals of education and assessment and considering transformative changes in how and where learning occurs. 
·      Opening Classroom Discourse.  Studying how classroom talk contributes to domain learning and supports equity of learning opportunity.  See LearnLab's Social-Communicative Factors thrustwww.learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/Social_and_Communicative_Factors_in_Learning.
·      Course-Situated Research.  Running principle-testing experiments while navigating the complex waters of real-world classrooms.  Seewww.learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/In_vivo_experiment.
·      Motivation Interventions for Learning. Implementing theory based motivational interventions to target at risk populations to improve robust student learning. Seehttp://www.learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/Metacognition_and_Motivation
The substantive focus of the workshop is the use of current research and innovations to enhance achievement and equity at all levels of learning. Activities will include demonstrations of the diverse set of ongoing learning sciences research projects at LearnLab, and poster presentations or talks by participants. Participants will also meet with LearnLab faculty in research groups and various informal settings. We will provide information about becoming a part of the Carnegie Mellon or University of Pittsburgh learning science community.
In addition to these substantive themes, the workshop will provide participants with opportunities for professional development and the chance to gain a better understanding of the academic career ladder. These include mentoring that focuses on skills, strategies and "insider information" for career paths. Sessions will include keynote speakers and LearnLab senior faculty discussing professional development topics of interest to the attendees. These may include the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, proposal writing, among other topics.  There is no cost to attend this workshop
We are very pleased to announce that the workshop will have two distinguished keynote speakers:
Nora S. Newcombe, Ph.D. is the James H. Glackin Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Psychology at Temple University. Dr. Newcombe is the PI of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), headquartered at Temple and involving Northwestern, the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania as primary partners. Dr. Newcombe was educated at Antioch College, where she graduated with a major in psychology in 1972; and at Harvard University, where she received her Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Relations in 1976. She taught previously at Penn State University.
A nationally recognized expert on cognitive development, Dr. Newcombe's research has focused on spatial development and the development of episodic and autobiographical memory. Her work has been federally funded by NICHD and the National Science Foundation for over 30 years. She is the author of numerous scholarly chapters and articles on aspects of cognitive development, and the author or editor of five books, including Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning (with Janellen Huttenlocher) published by the MIT Press in 2000.
Tammy Clegg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the College of Education with a joint appointment in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. She received her PhD in Computer Science at Georgia Tech in 2010 and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2002. From 2010-2012 Tamara was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland with the Computing Innovations Fellows program. Her work focuses on developing technology to support life-relevant learning environments where children engage in science in the context of achieving goals relevant to their lives. Kitchen Chemistry is the first life-relevant learning environment she designed along with colleagues at Georgia Tech. In Kitchen Chemistry, middle-school children learn and use science inquiry to make and perfect dishes. Clegg uses participatory design with children to design these new technologies. Her work currently includes creating new life-relevant learning environments (e.g., Sports Physics, Backyard Biology) to understand how identity development happens across these environments. From this analysis, she aims to draw out design guidelines for life-relevant learning activities and technology in various contexts (e.g., sports, gardening).
About LearnLab
LearnLab is funded by the National Science Foundation (award number SBE-0836012).  Our center leverages cognitive theory and computational modeling to identify the instructional conditions that cause robust student learning.  Our researchers study robust learning by conducting in vivo experiments in math, science and language courses. We also support collaborative primary and secondary analysis of learning data through our open data repository LearnLab DataShop, which provides data import and export features as well as advanced visualization, statistical, and data mining tools. 
To learn more about our cognitive science theoretical framework, read our Knowledge-Learning-Instruction Framework.
The results of our research are collected in our theoretical wiki which currently has over 400 pages. It also includes a list of principles of learning which are supported by learning science research. The wiki is open and freely editable, and we invite you to learn more and contribute.
Application Process
Applicants should email their CV, this demographic form, a proposed presentation title and abstract, and a brief statement describing their research interests to Jo Bodnar (jobodnar@cs.cmu.edu) by May 5, 2013. Please use the subject Application for LearnLab Summer Workshop 2013. Upon acceptancewe will let you know if you have been selected for a talk or poster presentation. 
Costs
There is no registration fee for this workshop.  However, attendance is limited so early applications are encouraged.  Scholarships for travel are available. Scholarships will be awarded based on your application, including your research interests, future plans, and optional recommendation letter.

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