Welcome Back!

The CLAIR Student Organization will be holding the annual CLAIR Welcome Toast on Wednesday, 9/7, at 6:20pm. This special gathering will be held in Drs. Turner and Zusho’s Intro to Interdisciplinary Research class (Room TBA). Faculty and CLAIR students are welcome.

Research Celebration Recap

by Mahitot Arnold

Every semester the Research Celebration is held to recognize students’ scholarly endeavors and give students an opportunity to present their accomplishments. Doctoral students showcase their research to an audience of professors, fellow doctoral students and prospective doctoral students. I’ve had the opportunity to attend the Research Celebration for the last six semesters and appreciated its value each time.  

The celebration featured a variety of topics in contemporary learning, including but not limited to flipped learning and iPad and writing technologies. Among the presenters were all the cohorts of CLAIR students. It was a pleasure to see CLAIR cohort students presenting their research and showcasing all the progress they have made. Sean Adcroft, who is currently researching the Pomodoro effect, stated that he enjoys the research celebration because “it gives him an opportunity to connect with others and see what is happening across cohorts.” This celebration is a great networking event. To my surprise I met someone who was interested in the field I’m studying. You never know who you might encounter to help you along the way.

Students at all levels in their research should attend the Research Celebration. Whether you are starting off or presenting your dissertation there was something for you amongst the presentations. The presenters received feedback on their research and provided feedback to their peers. This format offers a great opportunity to interact with faculty and peers about your research. As Susan Chambre stated, “Attending the Research Celebration over the last three years has allowed me to get feedback on my research and also see that others may be experiencing the same struggles as me”.

As a doctoral student, we all know that conducting research presents many problems. Since research is an integral part of your scholarly work, having the opportunity to present in front of your peers can equip you with the skills to conduct research that has the potential add to and change the field you are in. The Research Celebration helps with the many of the research challenges you will face—from choosing a topic, to finding study participants, analyzing data, procrastination, to staying sane throughout the process, and every step in between.

I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to present and/or attend the Research Celebration.

 

Faculty & Students to Present at AERA

Will you be attending the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference? Fordham University faculty and students will be well-represented this year with 20 distinct sessions from April 9-12. CLAIR faculty and students will facilitate the following presentations:

Session Name Presenters Date and Time
The Impact of Mobile Technology Integration on Elementary School Students’ Academic Engagement Sean Adcroft; Susan Chambre; Tomasita Ortiz; Staci Tedrow; Jaymie Greene; Sara Skluzacek; Carmina Marcial; Dr. Kristen Turner; Dr. Akane Zusho Sunday, April 10, 8:15-9:45 am
Integrating Mobile Technology Into Instruction in Elementary Classrooms: Impact on Student Engagement and Learning Jaymie Greene; Sara Skluzacek; Susan Chambre; Tomasita Ortiz; Staci Tedrow; Carmina Marcial; Dr. Kristen Turner; Dr. Akane Zusho Monday, April 11, 7:45-9:15 am
Do-It-Yourself Science: An Urban High School Teacher Develops Student Self-Regulation Dr. Rhonda Bondie; Dr. Akane Zusho Monday, April 11, 2:15-3:45 pm
Assessing Adolescents’ Motivation to Read (Poster Session 13, Motivation in Education, Poster #36) Lauren Zucker Monday, April 11, 4:30-6:00 pm
Institutional Factors Impacting Black Students’ Success at an Elite Private Elementary School (Roundtable #57) Dr. Jane Bolgatz; Tamar Brown; Susan Chambre; Enrique Figueroa Tuesday, April 12, 2:15-3:45 pm

For additional information about these sessions and other presentations, please visit AERA.

Diversity Task Force Forum & Psychological Services Grand Rounds

Have you considered joining Fordham’s Diversity Task Force Forum? If interested, the Forum meets on April 6th at 6 pm in Lowenstein 1104.

Are you concerned with how trauma services are implemented with at-risk populations? The Psychological Services Institute is hosting Grand Rounds every Wednesday from 10 am-12 pm in Lowenstein 1018 where participants can engage in important discussions and presentations about trauma services for diverse, underserved populations.