Language Pod 10th anniversary!

This Stroop Effect cookie comes from our after-hours reception in COSI’s Life exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ohio State’s Language Sciences Research Lab at the Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Guests had opportunities to experience what it’s like to be in a research study about language, ask our computer “Avatar” questions about the pod, and chat with our student researchers. Language Pod Director Laura Wagner spoke about the past decade and on what we hope to accomplish in the future!

Advancing Ohio’s English Learners

The Ohio Department of Education has funded Advancing Ohio’s English Learners (AOEL), a project for which I am a co-PI. The purpose of AOEL is to create a comprehensive system of supports for English learners and their families whose school learning and engagement have been negatively impacted during the coronavirus pandemic. Belinda Gimbert (Education Studies) and Melissa Ross (Center on Training and Education) lead the four-part project. Peter Sayer and I will lead Activity 3, the development and dissemination of digital resources for K12 educators who work with English learners.

Panel on ethics of research with immigrant populations

I just participated in a virtual panel ‘The Ethics of Research with Immigrant Populations’, organized by the Center for Ethics and Human Values’ CARE program, funded by the Office of Research with support from the OSUMC Center for Bioethics and the College of Public Health. My co-panelists were Dr. Arati Maleku (College of Social Work) and Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp (Sonoma State University). 

NAEYC 2021 session

I am part of a session ‘Bridging the gap: Developing accessible STEM programs and building partnerships to support bilingual children & families’ at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC 2021). I am joined by Hardin Englehardt (Marbles Kids Museum) and Grace Sanchez (GrowingGreat). We discuss developing bilingual, accessible, culturally-relevant activities and building community partnerships to reach families. If you are registered for the conference, our session is available through November.

FLRT speaker to demystify IRB process

FLRT’s first invited speaker event of the year features Sarah Hersch from OSU’s Office of Responsible Research Practice (ORRP). She will talk about the IRB application process and share some helpful tips followed by a Q/A session. The event will be held on Zoom on October 29th, 5-6PM and Zoom link will be sent to all members in the upcoming days. If you are not already a member of FLRT and would like to join, email FLRT President Emre Basok at basok.2@osu.edu

Chat with the Chairs faculty panel

Next week I will be on a Chat with the Chairs Faculty Panel in which we talk with graduate students about our own journey through grad school, focusing on professional development and networking.  The event is September 29, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00p.m. via Zoom. Contact Katherine Stottlemyer.20 for the Zoom link. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 27.

Advanced Methods Institute at OSU

The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) and the EHE Office of Research, Innovation, Collaboration’s (ORIC) QualLab are sponsoring a virtual, 3-day institute. The Advanced Methods Institute: Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers runs Wednesday, June 2 through Friday, June 4. I will moderate a panel, Breaking it Down: A Conversation about How Qualitative Scholars Advance Culturally Relevant Research and lead a topical lunch discussion, Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Research. #OSUAMI2021

Language science, pandemic edition

The ¡Aquí se habla español!: Public Outreach at COSI in Spanish team is featured on the Society for Linguistic Anthropology Blog. ‘Language science, pandemic edition‘ tells the story of how we – in particular, graduate research associates Luana Lamberti and Shawntel Barreiro – adapted our science center-based project to conditions created by COVID19.

FLRT event: Building a Versatile Professional Profile

This event features PhD candidates who have built strong professional profiles in various areas (e.g., teaching, research, and leadership). Nicole King (T&L), Tamara Roose (T&L), and Budimka Uskokovic (Germanic) will share their experiences and resources and will also participate in a Q&A session. For more information and the Zoom link, check out the FLRT versatile profile panel flyer.