Author: Stefanie Dion Jones




Fulbright Recipients. Top Row: Elizabeth Clifton, Karli Golembeski and Chloe Murphy. Bottom Row: Simran Sehgal, Jessica Stargardter and Candace Tang.

Six UConn Students Receive Fulbright Program Grants

May 18, 2021

Six UConn students have been selected as recipients of a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year. The program provides grants for individually-designed study and research projects or for English teaching assistantships around the world. Students meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.



Computational Thinking in High School Biology: $1.4M NSF Grant

May 13, 2021

Neag School assistant professor of learning sciences, Ido Davidesco, has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a month-long computational thinking unit in high school biology classes. Davidesco will work with Neag School colleagues Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead, Christopher Rhoads, and John Settlage, as well as Aaron Kyle from Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.



The Show Must Go On

May 6, 2021

Allison Lombardi, an associate professor in the Department of Education Psychology, discusses College and Career Readiness for Transition (CCR4T), a five-year measurement study that aims to evaluate high school students’ preparation for their next steps.


What Can Teachers Learn From Students’ Brainwaves?

May 6, 2021

It’s a bit of a mystery what goes on inside the brain when students learn. But thanks to relatively new breakthroughs in portable EEG devices, which can measure the brain’s electrical activity in what are known as brainwaves, researchers are able to run experiments in classrooms as never before.