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Children's Memory and Learning

News and Presentations


Good N‌ews!

‌With our partners at Northwestern University, Evanston Public Library, and Chicago Children’s Museum, we received one of four awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through its STEMeX initiative. See information about these awards at https://www.imls.gov/news-events/news-releases/imls-announces-22-million-new-stemex-grant-initiative



Dr. Maria Marcus presented her poster, "Marcus, M.,Tõugu, P., Haden, C.A., & Uttal, D. H. (October, 2017). Using photo-narrative reflections to foster children’s learning and remembering" at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting, Portland, OR. Marcus,2017 CDS Poster

Graduate student Lauren Pagano presented her poster, "Pagano, L.C., Nesi, D., Johnson, D. A., Acosta, D.A., Haden, C. A., Uttal, D. H., & Gamez, P. B. (2017, April). Tinkering and Telling:Reminiscing about STEM Learning Experiences in a Children’s Museum" at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX. Pagano,2017 SRCD Poster

Graduate student Diana Acosta presented her poster, "Acosta, D. I., Marcus, M., Pagano, L. C., Sadoun, M., Crowe, A. N., Haden, C. A., & Uttal, D. H. (October, 2017). Children’s narrative reflections reveal engineering learning during tinkering activities in a children’s museum" at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting, in Portland, OR. Acosta,2017 CDS Poster




We received  new NSF Funding for our research at Chicago Children's Museum. See the write up about the grant on the Loyola University Chicago webpage. Also the public abstract is available at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1516541 

On December 4, 2015, Dr. Catherine Haden was one of four presenters at the Early Childhood Open House hosted by the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings - Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation. 


On May 7, 2013, Dr. Catherine Haden, along with collaborator Dr. David Uttal (Northwestern University), presented at a Congressional exhibition and reception on Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation. The Society for Research in Child Development sponsored our participation in this Capitol Hill event. The event was attended by a number of lawmakers and their staff. A handout copy of the poster we presented at the Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception is available here. Further information about the event is available on the SRCD website


Clever Apes: First Memories. http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/2011-12-13/clever-apes-23-first-memories-94877 (December, 2011)   


How to build and keep a memory. Loyola Magazine (Fall/Winter, 2010) PDF