Norma Slepecky Memorial Lecture & Undergraduate Research Prize Award Ceremony

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Apr 4, 2018, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Schine 304 ABC

Nora Newcombe, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University and President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences will be giving this year's Slepecky Lecture.

The talk will be on Spatial Learning for STEM Success.

Spatial thinking concerns the locations of objects, their shapes, their relations, and the paths they take as they move. Spatial skills are as important as literacy and numeracy and play a central role in achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This talk will review research showing that (a) spatial thinking and STEM learning are related, and (b) spatial thinking is malleable. It will go on to evaluate two strategies for using these findings in education. Strategy 1 involves direct training of spatial skills. Strategy 2 involves spatializing the curriculum, using tools including spatial language, maps, diagrams, graphs, analogical comparison, physical activity that instantiates scientific or mathematical principles, gesture and sketching. Research continues to evaluate the effectiveness of the efforts and explore mechanisms.

25th Annual Poster Session

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May 2, 2018, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center

Poster Session is an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to share their hard work with fellow classmates. During Poster Session, participants present their research projects in the areas of clinical, cognitive, social and school psychology. Attendees are able to network and ask questions regarding each research poster.  All posters must be registered with the Department of Psychology.

 If you want to showcase your work at the 25th Annual Poster Session, please request a registration form from Registration forms due April 19th.