Congratulations 2014 Living Laboratory Stipend Recipients

October 15, 2014
The National Living Laboratory team is pleased to announce 18 partnerships that received funding to establish or enhance their Living Laboratory collaborations. View Awardees

2014 Living Laboratory Stipend Application Available

May 30, 2014
The National Living Laboratory team is pleased to offer a limited number of stipends to professionals engaged in a collaboration based on the Living Laboratory model and would like to increase the educational impact of their partnership.

To apply, a museum and academic institution must be engaged in an existing collaboration - or intend to establish a collaboration - in the spirit of Living Laboratory in calendar year 2014.

Due Date: July 30, 2014.

Living Laboratory at AAM’s MarketPlace of Ideas

MarketPlace of Ideas attendees learn about NLL resources

May 22, 2014
The National Living Lab project team participated in AAM’s MarketPlace of Ideas to showcase Living Laboratory resources for the EdCom community. Project Co-PI, Marta Biarnes, presented with Suzy Letourneau (Providence Children’s Museum), Melissa Harding (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens) and Dean Watanabe (Phoenix Zoo) at the session “Grown-Ups Welcome: Engaging Adults in Early Learner Spaces” to discuss ways to engage adults alongside children in early learner exhibits.

Living Laboratory returns to ACM's Interactivity conference

Making Learning Visible at ACM

May 17, 2014
Living Laboratory staff from Madison Children’s Museum, Maryland Science Center and Museum of Science, Boston presented new research toys and resources, connected with old friends and welcomed new children's museum professionals to the Living Laboratory community at our “Ask! Play! Learn!” booth in the 2014 Interactivity MarketPlace.

Living Laboratory and APA collaborate for 2014 USA Science & Engineering Expo

USA Science & Engineering Festival team

April 29, 2014:
In April, educators from Living Laboratory at Maryland Science Center and mentors from the Museum of Science, Boston’s Teen Psych program, worked with the American Psychological Association to return to the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Over 2,000 festival goers stopped to learn about psychology and the science of child development. To learn more, visit the APA website.

Living Laboratory welcomes new community members to Madison, WI and Portland, OR

West Coast Regional "group greeting"

April 23, 2014
In April, Living Laboratory welcomed new and veteran community members to regional meetings in Oregon and Wisconsin. Read more about spring regional meetings.

Teen Psych participants represent Living Laboratory at the Cambridge Science Festival

festival goers explore the Novel Toy

April 19, 2014
Living Laboratory's “Ask! Play! Learn!” booth returned to the Cambridge Science Festival’s Science Carnival for a second year. Participants and mentors in the Museum of Science, Boston's Teen Psych program showcased research toys for festival-goers. Almost 200 attendees stopped by to talk with the team about child development and careers in psychology or cognitive development.

Update from Living Laboratory at the CT Science Center

Wesleyan students at CT Science Center

April 15, 2014
On March 2, 2013, students from the Cognitive Development Labs at Wesleyan University packed up their supplies and traveled to the Connecticut Science Center (CSC) in Hartford, CT to experience their first day as researchers in a newly established Living Laboratory. One year later, the collaboration has flourished. Learn More about the collaboration.

Johns Hopkins collaborators find 5 year olds can do algebra

algebra in action

March 11, 2014
Living Laboratory collaborators from Johns Hopkins University found that most preschoolers and kindergarteners can do basic algebra naturally. The studies, published this week in Developmental Science, were conducted in Living Laboratory at Maryland Science Center. To learn more, visit Johns Hopkins University online.

Mid-Atlantic/Southeast Hub welcomes new community members to Baltimore

MSC educator shares "Stickers" research toy activity

March 7, 2014
The Living Laboratory team was excited to welcome community members from 14 science centers and children's museums to Baltimore this week. Following the regional meeting, new members from Delaware Children's Museum, the Franklin Institute, Kentucky Science Center, AMNH, Children's Museum of Houston, and DaVinci Science Center (along with veteran community members) came together to explore research toys in a half-day workshop.