MARCH 21-22, 2019 — Faculty, students, and alumni of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) gathered at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Conference last week to share their research and reconnect with others in their field.
Dr. Kenneth Rubin gave a keynote presentation, entitled "How I Got to the First Peers Conference in 1983 and Beyond..." at the SRCD Preconference Workshop on Peer Relations. He also shared a dinner with his academic family of former PhD students and postdocs.
Dr. Geetha Ramani and her students (Claire McCown, Nicole Scalise, Mary DePascale, and Nadia Tavassolie) from the Early Childhood Interaction Lab shared their research on "My Child's Math Ability Will Never Change": Relations Between Parental Beliefs and Preschoolers' Math Skills.
Dr. Brenda Jones Harden enjoyed reconnecting with three former graduates of the HD program at SRCD.
Dr. Nathan Fox received a huge turnout at his Child Development Lab dinner with former graduates of the HD program and postdocs of his lab!
Lara Turci represented HDQM's Motivation in Education Research Group with the poster, Family Ties: Examining Multidimensional Development of Children's Math Self-Concept Using a Latent Change Score Approach.
Dr. Melanie Killen co-hosted a dinner with Adam Rutland's Developmental Research Group (Goldsmiths, University of London) to include UMD PhD alumni Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Alaina Brenick, Aline Hitti, and Laura Elenbaas; current PhD grad students Jacquelyn Glidden, Amanda Burkholder, and Riley Sims; with postdocs Lenka Kollerova, Luke McGuire, and Sally Palmer; and UMD Lab manager Bonnie Woodward.