2017 Media Coverage
12/13/17 - Yakima Herald
I-LABS research highlighted in the Yakima Herald Christina Zhao, an I-LABS postdoctoral fellow, studies the influence of early music exposure.
11/27/17 - Univision
Sí, los bebés sí pueden aprender dos idiomas al tiempo y las ventajas son numerosas Naja Ferjan Ramírez, an I-LABS research scientist, describes the science behind why early childhood is the best time to learn multiple languages.
11/27/17 - Slate Magazine
I-LABS Outreach work featured in Slate magazine I-LABS Outreach Specialist Anna Waismeyer, Ph.D., gets inside the mind of a toddler in "What Is It Like to Be 2 Years Old?" Whether it's language, social interaction or self-esteem, Waismeyer provides an in-depth look at the developmental milestones happening in children between 24 to 36 months of age.
11/16/17 - Seattle Times
I-LABS mentioned in Seattle Times article about Bill Gates I-LABS is mentioned in the Seattle Times article about Bill Gates' recent donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund, to fight against dementia.
10/18/17 - Stern Magazine
I-LABS research was featured in Stern, one of Germany's biggest weekly print news magazines.
10/13/17- Blog on Learning and Development
Stereotypes, STEM, and a sense of belonging: How psychological science can improve children's education Dr. Andrew Meltzoff is a featured guest on BOLD, an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn. Dr. Meltzoff writes about his research designing evidence-based interventions that are effective for helping children engage with STEM.
9/25/17- LA Times
The gender gap in tech isn't set in stone. Read about how positive experiences in scientific disciplines can counteract the negative effects of gender stereotypes.
7/28/17- Christian Science Monitor
Beyond flattery: Why imitation could be humanity's most distinctive feature
The Christian Science Monitor featured I-LABS Co-Director Andrew Meltzoff's and his "like-me" theory of children's imitation. Imitation is “a chief channel for learning to be a human,” Meltzoff says. “[Children] become little members of their culture by imitating those around them.”
7/19/17- Seattle Times
UW team shows a way to teach babies second language if parents only speak one
The Seattle Times highlighted an I-LABS study that sent 16 tutors to help infants in Spain learn English as a second language. The children developed strong English skills that lasted after the program ended.
5/27/17- NSF Science 360
Can early experiences with computers, robots bring girls into STEM?
The National Science Foundation's video program featured I-LABS research on sparking girls' interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
5/10/17- Education Week
Gender Stereotypes About Coding Ability Start as Young as 1st Grade, Study Finds
Education Week reported on Allison Masters's new study. Findings indicated that experience programming robots can make young girls more interested in technology and more confident in their abilities in related subjects.
4/28/17- King 5
UW study: STEM strategies for girls Watch an interview with I-LABS co-director, Dr. Andrew Meltzoff, about his recent study.
By age 6, kids already think boys are better than girls in programming and robotics
A special series of GeekWire magazine featured Allison Masters's study on encouraging confidence in STEM activities for young girls. The issue focused on important community issues and solutions to societal challenges
4/24/17- Hindustan Times
Parents, take note! Here's why the playground swings are your child's best friends
Hindustan Times covers Tal-Chen Rabinowitch's finding that swinging in synchrony can enhance peer cooperation.
How early do girls decide math isn't for them?
Andrew Meltzoff discusses findings that stereotypes are engrained by second grade-- before children even learn their multiplication tables.
3/8/17- Madrid Actual Educación
Estereotipos culturales, género y matemáticas en los niños de cinco años, un estudio de la URJC [Cultural stereotypes, gender and mathematics in 5-year-old children, a URJC study].
Dario Cvencek's research on math stereotypes featured in MadridActual. An English translation is available through the website.
Cultural stereotypes, gender and mathematics in children aged 5 years, a study of the URJC
Dario Cvencek's research on math stereotypes has been featured in Madrid Actual Educación.
What happens if you expose babies to 6 weeks of waltzes?
Patricia Kuhl discusses how children who have had early experiences keeping time to music, might have an easier time learning a foreign language.
2/21/17- New York Times
Language Lessons Start in the Womb
I-LABS scientists were cited in a New York Times article covering new research about language learning in the womb.
Those Who Swing Together, Stay Together
Andrew Meltzoff gives us insight into the kinds of activities that help children get along with each other.