Research News

Mon
Jul
15
Study suggests pricey football helmets don’t lower concussion risks
The newest and most expensive football helmets won’t lower an athlete’s risk of suffering a concussion, research presented by a UW-Madison alumnus at last week’s annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine indicates.
Mon
Jul
15
VARC’s early warning indicator helps Milwaukee address dropout rates
UW-Madison's Value-Added Research Center develops and implements education analytics to support educators and improve student learning. It’s housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Mon
Jul
15
King presents at national Cognitively Guided Instruction Mathematics Conference
The presentation was called, “CGI & Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW): Building School-wide Instructional Coherence.” Cognitively Guided Instruction was developed at UW-Madison by Elizabeth Fennema and Thomas Carpenter. King presented with Carrie Clark of the Gilbert (Iowa) School District and Zack Gotto of the Humboldt (Iowa) School District.
Wed
Jun
26
WISCAPE well represented at AEI conference on financial aid
The American Enterprise Institute recently held a conference, entitled “The Trillion Dollar Question: Reinventing Student Financial Aid for the 21st Century,” that in five panels meditated on ways to improve and re-envision student financial aid.
Mon
Jun
24
Attending an elite college can benefit even those less academically prepared
Based on data from the University of California system, professors Michal Kurlaender of the University of California-Davis and Eric Grodsky of UW-Madison find that those relatively weak students who were admitted to elite University of California institutions under an unusual arrangement typically fared about as well as their better-prepared peers.
Tue
Jun
11
State teachers to showcase action research projects on campus June 14
Three cohorts of teachers -– two from rural Wisconsin and one from the Milwaukee area -- have spent much of the 2012-13 academic year engaged in provocative and informative action research projects under the direction of Mark Dziedzic from the School of Education’s Education Outreach and Partnerships Office. The teachers will be sharing their findings from 9 a.m. to noon in room 259 of UW-Madison’s Educational Sciences Building.
Mon
Jun
10
New paper looks at ways to boost community college student success
Sara Goldrick-Rab’s latest paper, "Clearing the Path to a Brighter Future: Addressing Barriers to Community College Access and Success,” was released Monday on Capitol Hill.
Fri
Jun
07
Campus group studies physical activity following knee injuries in females
The paper, which was coauthored by Andrew P. Winterstein, who directs the Kinesiology Department’s Athletic Training Education Program, is titled, “Changes in Self-reported Physical Activity Following Knee Injury in Active Females.”
Fri
May
03
Wisconsin Injury in Sport Lab examines balance in patients following knee surgery
UW-Madison researchers with the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory recently published a paper, authored by Dr. David Bell, titled “Postural Control is Negatively Affected after ACL Reconstruction as Measured by the Balance Error Scoring System.”
Sat
Apr
27
Art students participating in WID’s Frontier Fellows program
In its first year, Frontier Fellows has recruited curious students from a range of backgrounds to pursue research beyond the classroom, creating mentorship opportunities and the chance to share their research with influential contacts on campus.
Thu
Apr
18
DiME Center, Carpenter honored with Henry T. Trueba Award
Division G (Social Context of Education) of the American Educational Research Association has announced its award winners for 2013, and the Diversity in Mathematics Education Center for Learning and Teaching (DiME) was honored with the Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education.
Thu
Apr
11
UW researchers explore efforts to bolster math, science instruction at college level
The article is titled, “Exploring the Role of Instructional Technology in Course Planning and Classroom Teaching: Implications for Pedagogical Reform,” and it indicates that attempts to improve math and science instruction in higher education by utilizing instructional technology need to carefully consider faculty's pre-existing teaching goals and habits when designing interventions.
Wed
Apr
10
WCER director candidate talks now available online
Recordings from the public talks of the four finalists in a search for the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). One will succeed Adam Gamoran, who will assume duties as president of the William T. Grant Foundation beginning in September.
Sat
Apr
06
Paper co-authored by Chan, former student nets top honors at conference
The lead author of the paper -- titled “Predictive Ability of Pender’s Health Promotion Model for Physical Activity and Exercise in People with Spinal Cord Injuries: A Hierarchical Regression Analysis” -- is former UW-Madison Ph.D. student John Keegan.
Thu
Apr
04
Kalish named to newest class of UW-Madison Vilas Associates
The Graduate School announced the winners, who will receive salary support and flexible research funding to advance new and ongoing projects.
Mon
Mar
11
Hubbard to give this week’s Wednesday Nite at the Lab presentation
An assistant professor with the Department of Educational Psychology and the Waisman Center, and the director of the newly formed Educational Neuroscience Lab, Hubbard will deliver a talk titled, “Experimental Epistemology: ’Twas the Night Before Pi Day.”
Wed
Mar
06
Winn’s new book, ‘Humanizing Research,’ is released
Work includes selected essays written by top scholars in education on humanizing approaches to qualitative and ethnographic inquiry with youth and their communities.
Wed
Mar
06
King delivering presentations at University of Newcastle
The faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis currently is away from UW-Madison as a visiting research fellow at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
Wed
Mar
06
Vigdor, a candidate to become next director of WCER, speaking March 19
His presentation will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 259 of UW-Madison’s Educational Sciences building.
Tue
Feb
26
UW student co-authors report in American Educational Research Journal
UW-Madison student Caitlin Brecklin, who is a graduate student within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, worked with Angela Calabrese-Barton, a teacher education professor at Michigan State University, and a team of other researchers to produce an article titled, "Crafting a Future in Science: Tracing Middle School Girls’ Identity Work Over Time and Space."