Growing up digital

New lab in Calit2 looks at the smartphone generation

UCI to lead national study on value of liberal arts education

Mellon Foundation-funded project will identify ways to improve student experiences, outcomes

Better parenting is in the cards

UCI startup incubator helps doctoral student market innovative game promoting life skills

UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

Participants will be provided academic support from middle school through freshman year

College makeover artist

UCI alum reboots Compton campus after fraud scandal

UCI receives $14.7 million grant to expand its successful literacy outreach project

Secondary school intervention program will spread from California to six other states

Most preschool math, literacy apps not designed to help children learn, UCI study finds

Few incorporate evidence-based features that align with best practices for teaching

UCI leads NIH-funded study of education’s effects on healthy transitions to adulthood

UCI faculty members Andrew Penner, associate professor of sociology; Emily Penner, assistant professor of education; and Paul Hanselman, assistant professor of sociology, are co-principal investigators on a study examining the relationship between education and childrens’ healthy transitions to adulthood. “This project assesses how exposure to different courses and teachers shapes students’ futures: their labor market […]

Professor gets John Templeton Foundation grant to study effect of after-school activities

Sandra Simpkins, UCI professor of education, has been awarded a John Templeton Foundation grant to study how organized after-school activities support character virtue development from childhood through young adulthood. “Little research exists on the issue of the kinds of experiences needed to help keep youth on a virtuous path,” Simpkins said. “Our findings will describe […]

Skills-focused preschool programs better at boosting school readiness

Widely used ‘whole-child’ curricula do not yield superior benefits, UCI-led study finds