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2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research
Joey Lee, Assistant Professor of Communication, Computing and Technology in Education, receives TC’s annual Strage Junior Faculty Prize, funded by Alberta G. Strage (M.A. ’62) and her husband Henry Strage. lee applies principles of games to the development of creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

A study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, co-authored by TC psychologist Jeanne Brooks- Gunn, finds that during lean economic times some mothers impose harsher discipline on their children.

A study by Shanna Smith Jaggars, Assistant Director of TC’s Community College Research Center, finds that community college students prefer face-to-face rather than online courses in subjects they consider difficult, interesting or important.

At the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting in San Francisco, TC economist Thomas Bailey, political scientist Jeffrey Henig and sociologist Amy Stuart Wells are named 2013 AERA Fellows.

Funded by the federal institute of Education Sciences, TC economist Henry Levin and his Center for Benefit-Cost Studies launch a project to demonstrate how to conduct cost-effectiveness analysis in education and promote its use to improve the productivity of resource allocation decisions.

A study in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, co-authored by TC psychologist Robert Carter, finds that black Americans may have adverse mental health effects from perceived racism, including psychological responses similar to trauma symptoms.

Education Next’s 2012 “Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings” includes TC’s Henry Levin, Jeffrey Henig, Susan Fuhrman, Thomas Bailey, Amy Stuart Wells, Priscilla Wohlstetter and Luis Huerta.

TC’s Campaign for Educational Equity characterizes the educational resources to which students are constitutionally entitled and documents the lack of these resources in 33 high-need schools in New York State.

TC and new york public media provider WNET are funded by the National Science Foundation to develop prototypical mobile games to teach fractions. The mobile apps will incorporate characters and content of Cyberchase, WNET’s Emmy Award-winning math multimedia project. TC’s John Black will serve as Principal Investigator and doctoral student Michael Swart will lead app development and field testing.

A research team led by Yeon Soo Kim, a visiting scholar in TC’s Departments of Biobehavioral Sciences and Health & Behavior Studies, finds that people who exercise from 2.5 to 7.5 hours per week are likelier to report better mental health than those who do not. The study, published in the September 2012 issue of Preventive Medicine, was co-authored by TC faculty members Carol Ewing Garber and John Allegrante.

TC’s Xiaodong Lin, an expert on technology, cognition and culture, receives a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to probe the motivations that lead students to pursue STEM subjects.

Published Monday, Jan. 13, 2014


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