Dr. Lisa Scott Named Fellow for Learning Sciences Exchange

On July 1st, 2018, Dr. Lisa Scott was officially named an inaugural Fellow for the newly formed Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) program. The Learning Sciences Exchange program is funded by the Jacobs Foundation, New America, and the international Congress for Infant Studies and was constructed to enhance communication and outreach across several professions, including journalists, researchers, entertainment producers, and policy influencers. The purpose of this first-of-a-kind program is to work together on the science of early learning. Overall, they aim to develop new approaches for spreading research findings to the public and create the standard for interconnecting different fields together in order to achieve a shared goal. For more information about the Learning Sciences Exchange, read here: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/learning-sciences-exchange-names-12-fellows-first-its-kind-program/

Dr. Lisa Scott has worked the majority of her career researching brain development and early learning in infants. Dr. Scott stated this regarding her Fellowship with the LSX: “The LSX program is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with some amazing people in order to move the science of early learning from the laboratory and into the hands of parents, educators, and policy makers.” Dr. Scott is the director of the UF Brain, Cognition, and Development (BCD) Research Lab. Here is a news clip from the BCD Lab’s latest research: https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/education/books-with-named-characters-could-help-babies-learn-faster/513773193