- Candise Lin, doctoral candidate in the Human Development program has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. November 2012
- The following HDQM Faculty received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Patricia A. Alexander (Regents Faculty Award for Mentoring); Ann A. Battle (COE Distinguished Outreach Award); Gregory Hancock (COE Distinguished Scholarship Award); Melanie Killen (Director of Graduate Studies of the Year Award); Andre Rupp (AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Research Methodology Award); and both Natasha Cabrera and Meredith Rowe (ADVANCE Award). Summer 2012
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Several graduate students from the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology were recognized for their research and scholarship this spring. They include: Melanie Hong (Summer Research Award); Yoonjeong Kang (Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Educational Statisticians SIG of AERA); Kathryn Leech (IGERT Fellowship Award); Chuchu Li and Candise Lin (Best Student Paper Award); Candise Lin (First Prize — Graduate Research Interaction Day); Jenessa Malin (Mathematica Policy Research Summer Fellowship); Kelly Lynn Mulvey (Ann Wyle Dissertation Fellowship and APF's Elizabeth M. Koppitz Fellowship); Lauren White (Ann Wylie Dissertation Fellowship and COE Outstanding Graduate Student — Honorable Mention); Ting Zhang (AERA Dissertation Grant); and jointly Emily Grossnickle and Alexandra List (Second Place, Graduate Research Interaction Day).
Melanie Hong was awarded a University of Maryland Graduate School's 2012 Summer Research Award. The Summer Research Fellowship provides support to doctoral students at "mid-career," that is, in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy by allowing doctoral students the opportunity to concentrate fully on their own scholarly activities and research, for the duration of a summer. Melanie is a Human Development doctoral student who will begin her third year in August. Her adviser is Dr. Nathan Fox.
Yoonjeong Kang received the 2012 Graduate Student Best Paper Award from the Educational Statisticians Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association. Yoonjeong is a Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation doctoral student who will begin her second year in August. Her adviser is Dr. Gregory Hancock.
Kathryn Leech received an Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Research and Training Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year. The NSF-IGERT Program, Biological and Computational Foundations for Language Diversity, is at the heart of the initiative to develop the language sciences at UMD, acting as a catalyst for interdisciplinary student education, faculty networking, and outreach. Katie is a Human Development doctoral student who will be starting her third year in August. Her adviser is Dr. Meredith Rowe.
Chuchu Li and Candise Lin attended the Speech Prosody International Conference, held in Shanghai, China, May 22-26, 2012. Both of them received second prize for"Best Student Paper Award" at the conference. Out of 189 papers, 4 were awarded the 2nd prize and 1 was awarded the 1st prize. Chuchu Li's paper was "The Activation of Segmental and Tonal information in Lexical Access among Chinese-English Bilingual Speakers", and Candise Lin's paper was "The Role of Lexical Knowledge and Stress Cues in Segmentation in Second Language Learners of English".
Candise Lin received first prize at the University of Maryland Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) for her paper, "The Use of Segmentation Cues by Second Language Learners of English." Candise is a Human Development doctoral student who is entering her fifth year. She is an IGERT Fellow and her adviser is Dr. Min Wang.
Jenessa Malin was awarded a Mathematica Policy Research Summer Fellowship for 2012. Jenessa has completed her first year as a Human Development doctoral student. Her adviser is Dr. Natasha Cabrera. Kelly Lynn Mulvey has received both the University of Maryland Ann Wylie Graduate Dissertation Fellowship and the American Psychological Foundation's Elizabeth M. Koppitz Fellowship. Kelly Lynn is a Human Development doctoral candidate and her adviser is Dr. Melanie Killen.
Lauren White was awarded the University of Maryland Ann Wylie Graduate Dissertation Fellowship and received Honorable Mention as the 2012 College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student. Lauren is a Human Development doctoral candidate and her adviser is Dr. Nathan Fox.
Ting Zhang received the 2012 American Educational Research (AERA) Dissertation Grant. AERA Dissertation Grants are for education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced doctoral students to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Ting is a Human Development doctoral candidate and her adviser is Dr. Judith Torney-Purta.
Emily Grossnickle and Alexandra List both Human Development doctoral students earned second place for this paper " What's the Question?" : Examining the Impact of Question Type on Students' Multiple Source Use." Emily is a doctoral candidate and Alexandra is beginning her fourth year in August. Dr. Patricia A. Alexander is the adviser to both students.