Inaugural National Living Lab Symposia - Boston, MA

December 1, 2012: National Living Lab's Symposia events bring together museum and academic professionals who were in the beginning, building, and established phases of collaborations for on-site research at museums. 65 professionals participated in our inaugural event - download the Symposia Report.

Living Lab team at the ASTC and NEMA 2012 annual meetings

November 9, 2012: The Living Lab team attended the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. National Living Lab project co-PIs Becki Kipling and Marta Biarnes (Museum of Science, Boston), teamed up with Rita Deedrick (Senior Director of Evaluation, Planning and Research at COSI) and Andrew Scott Baron (Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia) to present the session: “Visitor, Meet Scientist: Onsite Research Collaborations in Science Centers.”

Living Lab at the American Psychological Association conference

August 15, 2012: The Living Lab team attended the American Psychological Association's (APA) annual conference in Orlando, Florida August 2-4, where project co-PI Marta Biarnes served as a presenter for “Promoting psychology as a STEM discipline: Ethnic minority representation and participation”.

National Living Lab team at InterActivity 2012

May 10, 2012: More than 40 museum professionals attended a session at the 2012 InterActivity conference in Portland, Oregon, chaired by project PI Becki Kipling. Project team members shared the benefits of the Living Lab model for museums and academics, discussed the process of translating child development research for museum audiences, and showcased four hands-on activities developed by the project team. Resources introduced at the session are available for download from the Living Laboratory® Tool Kit.

Living Lab at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

April 15, 2012: Living Lab educators from the Museum of Science collaborate with the APA to host a booth at the USA Science & Engineering Expo in Washington, D.C. on April 28-29, 2012. Learn more at the APA website.

January 2012 NLL Project Team Meeting

February 15, 2012: 32 participants attended a “National Living Lab” project team meeting, held over two days in January 2012. A January 2012 Meeting Report summarizes the “big ideas” identified through meeting activities and follow-up communication with participants, as well as follow-up actions for the project team.

Raising Awareness of Psychology as a "STEM" Discipline

December 15, 2011: Project co-PI Marta Biarnes has been working with the APA to help various audiences better understand psychology as a STEM discipline. Learn more in this APA news brief.

Collaboration with ScienceWorld featured in UBS Reports

October 15, 2011: Project adviser Dr. Andy Baron's collaboration with ScienceWorld (Vacouver) was featured in the October issue of UBC Reports. Learn more about the collaboration in this UBS Reports article.

Living Laboratory Brings Psychological Science To The Public

April 15, 2011: Project advisers Susan M. Letourneau and Lisa F. Barret, were guest columnists for the Association for Psychological Science's Observer.

Living Lab Collaborator receives Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering

January 15, 2011: Living Lab collaborator, Dr. Laura Schulz (Professor of Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), was honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering. The awards recognize and support outstanding scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential for leadership in scientific research at early stages of their careers.