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Undergraduate research assistants receive poster award

CYFS undergraduate research assistants, from left: Laura Domet, Zac Egr and Madison Warrick.
CYFS undergraduate research assistants Laura Domet, Zac Egr and Madison Warrick present their poster at the 2017 UNL Spring Research Fair. They earned an award that recognized outstanding posters from each college. View photos.

Three CYFS undergraduate research assistants have received a top research poster award from the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Laura Domet, Zac Egr and Madison Warrick received the $250 award, which recognizes outstanding posters that were presented at the UNL Spring Research Fair. The award is funded by the College of Education and Human Sciences. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Jared Stevens

Jared Stevens
Jared Stevens

Name: Jared Stevens

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Major/program: Quantitative, Qualitative, Psychometric Methods

Graduate assistantship: CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics

Anticipated date of graduation: 2019

Educational background: Bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Full Article

Arthur receives student paper, travel awards

Ann Arthur
Ann Arthur

Ann Arthur, CYFS graduate assistant, has earned student paper and travel awards from the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing.

During the Nov. 9-13 conference in Miami, Florida, Arthur will present her paper, “Advances in Questionnaire Design for Youth.” She developed the paper while working on a project with CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Analytics, Psychometrics and Analytics (MAP Academy). Full Article

Moen earns dissertation grant to study partnerships

Amanda Moen
Amanda Moen

Preschool represents many firsts in a child’s education. For parents, it is often their first interaction with a classroom teacher.

CYFS graduate assistant Amanda Moen is studying preschool teachers’ influence on these early partnerships. With dissertation grant awards from the University of Nebraska’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute and the Society for the Study of School Psychology, Moen will test a measure used to assess teachers’ confidence in promoting family-school partnerships. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Benjamin Baumfalk

Benjamin Baumfalk
Benjamin Baumfalk

Name: Benjamin Baumfalk

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Major/program: Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods in the Department of Educational Psychology

CYFS graduate assistantship: CYFS’ Bureau for Education Research, Evaluation and Policy, and the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics Full Article