Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistants on receiving Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) awards for this year! Ali Benda and Nate McQueen received Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences funding for 2021 summer year! Isis Burks, Peyton G., and Haley W. received funding for the 2021-2022 academic year! We are so excited to work with them on their research projects.
Lab members Rachelle Johnson, Amyia Harris, NaKeysha Olson, Vivian Nguyen, Kimia Akhavein, and Emily Starr have been accepted and will be presenting independent research projects at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in April 2021. Dr. Finch will be leading a symposium titled, Unpacking the Complexities of Bi-Directional Associations between Executive Functions and Math, in which Kimia will be giving a talk addressing the unique contributions of executive functions and math abilities to sign switching in mathematics. Dr. Finch will be leading a second symposium titled, The Importance of Executive Functions and Social-Emotional Skills for Students’ Academic Success in Sub-Saharan Africa, in which she will be giving a talk on executive functions and motivation uniquely predicting children’s academic development in Côte d’Ivoire.