Category Archives: Research

Wearable sensor technology to measure physical activity

Researchers from Michigan State University’s departments of Electrical Engineering and Kinesiology are teaming up to create a new wearable sensor network to assess a person’s physical activity and overall well-being. Using technology developed by engineering professor Subir Biswas, participants will wear three small, wireless sensors – on their wrist, upper arm and lower leg –… Read More »

IEA honors Amita Chudgar for research paper

Amita Chudgar, assistant professor of educational administration and education policy, has received the 2010 Dick Wolf Memorial Award for an outstanding published paper from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The paper she co-authored with Thomas F. Luschei, National Income, Income Inequality, and the Importance of Schools: A Hierarchical Cross-national Comparison,… Read More »

Ph.D. student Min Sun wins AERA Dissertation Grant

Min Sun, a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Measurement and Quantitative Methods programs at MSU, has received a $20,000 AERA grant to support her dissertation research in the coming year. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) awards up to 15 Dissertation Grants each year to researchers who are addressing important education policy issues… Read More »

Minorities face barriers to effective ADHD treatments

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Several barriers prevent minority children with ADHD from receiving the most effective treatments, according to a new study by Michigan State University researchers. In the May issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders, the researchers argue schools and communities should do a better job of getting information to minority families about… Read More »

Youngs receives Outstanding Reviewer Award

Peter Youngs, assistant professor of teacher education, received a 2009 Outstanding Reviewer Award from AERA for his work reviewing Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Youngs received the honor from the journal’s editor during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Denver this spring.