Congrats to Jessica Montag on winning her first NSF grant as PI to study early word learning environments and the effects of early picture book reading. Jessica also won a prestigious J. S. McDonnell Foundation Award to develop new simulation methods to understand optimal early word learning environments, expanding on our recent paper in Cognitive Science. Jon and Jessica recently moved to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where they are setting up their new labs.
In collaboration with Jeff Karpicke's Cognition and Learning Lab at Purdue University, the Cognitive Computing Lab has just received a $1.5 million grant from IES to develop a guided retrieval-based practice system for use in elementary classrooms, BeagleGuide.
We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the lab to work on development of the algorithms for automated scoring of open-ended text responses from students in scaffolded learning. Click here for the postdoc ad.
Congratulations to Jon Willits and Jessica Montag, who have both taken faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside.
Also, congrats are due to Brendan Johns, who also begins his tenure-track position at the University of Buffalo in the fall.
Great job guys, and best of luck!!