Lab News

Early Learning Lab at the Family Carnival Night!

On April 13th, the Early Learning Lab team held a math booth at the Family Carnival Night hosted by the Community Child Care Center in Pullman. Children and their families played a shape tossing corn hole game and a roll and jump game with dice. Big thanks to Katelyn Kessinger for planning our activities and prizes! We loved spending time with the kids and sharing our love of fun math games!

Isabella receives the Auvil Scholars Fellowship!

Undergraduate Research Assistant Isabella Santiago was awarded the 2023-2024 Auvil Scholars Fellowship from the Office of Undergraduate Research. She will lead a survey study exploring undergraduate students’ experiences in their high school mathematics classrooms and associations with their current math anxiety and achievement. Congratulations, Isabella!

Launch of Early Math Learning and Interest Study!

As of April 10th, we have officially launched our online early mathematics learning and interest study! This study is for children aged 3-6 years old attending Head Start or ECEAP programs in Washington. Children will complete 8 online sessions of fun math activities from home. Please contact us with any questions at

Morgan celebrated at the IGNITE Scholars Celebration Dinner!

On April 6th, Morgan Conway and Dr. Scalise attended the 2022-2023 IGNITE Scholars Celebration Dinner. Morgan is an IGNITE Scholar, a program sponsored by the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS). The IGNITE program provides an opportunity for paid undergraduate research experiences for first-year students in a CAHNRS major. Congratulations, Morgan!

New publication in Journal of Numerical Cognition!

Dr. Scalise co-authored a new publication in the Journal of Numerical Cognition entitled, The Real Preschoolers of Orange County: Early Number Learning in a Diverse Group of Children. This study was led by Dr. Barbara Sarnecka at the University of California, Irvine. We found that controlling for SES, there were no negative impacts of bilingualism to preschoolers’ numerical skills. Furthermore, Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers performed equivalently well on math measures when assessed in English and Spanish. Read the full article here.

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