I-LABS Outreach Resources Now Available in Four Languages

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Many of our I-LABS Outreach Resources are now available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. We invite you to explore our new translated materials, including select modules, discussion guides, handouts, and infographics.  Click here for resources in English Click here for resources in Spanish Click here for resources in Vietnamese Click here for resources in Somali

Research Reveals How Gender Stereotypes Steer Girls Away From STEM Starting in First Grade

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teens computers

Women are underrepresented in STEM careers. A new publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that gendered stereotypes about these fields may be an early childhood contributor to this underrepresentation. I-LABS researchers found that many children as young as six already believe that boys are more interested in computer science and engineering than girls. This belief … Read More

People of UW: I-LABS Chantel Prat

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Chantel Prat

I-LABS faculty member Chantel Prat is featured in this People of UW story. Prat is not only a Professor in the Department of Psychology, but a lauded mentor, published author, fiercely proud parent, menagerie owner, and more, which you can read about here.

I-LABS research adapted for teen readership

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Social Science Journal for Teens

The Science Journal for Kids and Teens has recently published I-LABS work on gender stereotypes, and how they negatively impact girls’ motivation to pursue computer science and engineering careers.  The Journal’s goal is to adapt scientific articles that have already appeared in peer-reviewed publications, but make them more accessible to middle and high school audiences. They use easy-to-understand language, and develop PDF and YouTube resources to accompany them. … Read More

KC Lee comments on the soundscape experienced by pioneers

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Auditory soundscape experienced by American pioneers may have contributed to mental health issues  I-LABS faculty member and auditory neuroscientist Adrian KC Lee offers scientific rationale behind a new account of early settlers and the silence surrounding them in the vast landscape. This article describes the incidence of “prairie madness” among rural farm families in the Great Plains.  Read the article here.

Chantel Prat to discuss her new book at Elliott Bay Books on Aug 3

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Chantel Prat, who will be presenting her new book, The Neuroscience of You, at Elliott Bay Book company next week in conversation with Jevin West, author of Calling Bullshit, to celebrate the book’s launch. https://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/chantel-prat-jevin-west CSPAN Book TV will be filming the event. Chantel’s book has been nominated as a finalist for The Next Big Idea Club. From this list, … Read More

Learning to read online is possible and doable

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Yael Weiss-Zruya, Ph.D.

Early Learning Nation spotlights I-LABS research on teaching early literacy skills online Because reading is a foundational skill for participation in the modern world, educators and researchers are keenly aware of the urgency in finding solutions to early literacy learning. While online learning seems like an attractive possibility, scant research existed to see if that was even possible. The I-LABS … Read More

Babies act altruistically – when they know you need help

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infant offers fruit

I-LABS researchers wanted to test whether human infants were able to act beyond self-interest, when faced with one of the most fundamental biological needs: food. Dr. Rodolfo Cortes Barragan’s work on the roots of altruism in children is featured in this article by Early Learning Nation, a magazine devoted to early learning, the science of the developing brain, and more. … Read More