People

 

Michele Mazzocco

Michele Mazzocco

Professor Michele Mazzocco is the primary investigator leading the research, and is the Director of the Math and Numeracy Lab.

Jenny Yun-Chen Chan

Jenny Yun-Chen Chan

Jenny Yun-Chen Chan, is a graduate student in the Institute of Child Development and is involved in studies of child and adult numerical cognition.

Taylor Praus

Taylor Praus-Singh

Taylor Praus-Singh, a research assistant in the Math and Numeracy Lab, graduated with a Bachelor's in child psychology from University of Minnesota (UMN). A research assistant in the lab since her sophomore year at UMN, she is the primary project coordinator for several ongoing preschool studies.

Nicole Prokes

Nicole Prokes

Nicole Prokes, a research assistant in the Math and Numeracy Lab, graduated with a Bachelor's in psychology from University of Minnesota. A research assistant in the lab since her junior year at UMN, she is the primary research coordinator for our Turner syndrome and early childhood math research.

Sarah Lukowski

Sarah Lukowski

Sarah Lukowski is a postdoctoral fellow primarily interested in math and science development. She is principally involved in Turner syndrome and early childhood math research.

Bunchung (Liam) Ly

Bunchung (Liam) Ly

Bunchung (Liam) Ly, a research assistant in the Math and Numeracy Lab, graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the research assistant for the NSF Turner syndrome and early childhood math research.

Rachel Voit

Rachel Voit

Rachel Voit is a graduate research assistant in the Math and Numeracy Lab and is involved with multiple projects. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and educational studies from Macalester College Currently, she is working on completing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.

Lab Alumni

 

Allison

Allison Bock

Allison Bock was a postdoctoral fellow and was principally involved in preschool early mathematics research.

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown was a graduate student in educational psychology. He was involved in studies of adult numerical cognition.

Jenna Ward

Jenna Ward

Jenna Ward is a formal doctoral student in educational psychology. She was the project coordinator for a critical analysis of children's counting book features that has since been published (Ward, Mazzocco, Bock, & Prokes, 2016).

Former Students

Gena Nelson

Gena Nelson

Gena Nelson is a graduate student in educational psychology-special education. She was involved in studies of early numeracy and executive functioning.

Tara K

Tara Kulkami

Tara Kulharni is a doctoral student in School Psychology. She has been involved in data management and analysis for the GopherMath study focusing on the influence of whole number knowledge on fractions knowledge in 3rd to 5th graders.

Stacey Brandjord


Stacey Brandjord is a doctoral student in School Psychology. She has been involved in data management and collection for the GopherMath study in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, focusing on the influence of whole number knowledge on fractions knowledge in 3rd to 5th graders. 

Michayla Kuechenmeister

Michayla Kuechenmeister

Michayla Kuechenmeister, undergraduate child psychology major, was a research assistant in the Math and Numeracy Lab.

 

 

 

 

MNLTeam at SRCD

SRCD 2017

MNLab and friends at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, Texas.

 

Choices Study Team 2015

The 2016 Math and Numeracy Lab Team

(left to right)

Nicole, Taylor, Allison, Jenny, Michele, Gena, Emily, and Noah

 

MNL Lab Team

The 2016 Math and Numeracy Lab Team

(left to right)

Noah, Nicole, Jenny, Taylor, Allison, Gena, and Emily

 

Collecting Data at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

Math on a Stick at 2016 Minnesota State Fair

Allison Bock (Left) and Taylor Praus (Right) volunteering at Math on a Stick at Minnesota State Fair in 2016.

 

Collecting Data at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

Collecting Data at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

(left to right)

Taylor Praus, Gena Nelson, President Kaler of the University of Minnesota, and Nicole Prokes

 

Wrapping up data collection at the State Fair, Labor Day, 2015

Wrapping up data collection at the State Fair, Labor Day, 2015

(left to right)

Jenny Yun-Chen Chan, Taylor Praus, and collaborator Hoa Nha Nguyen from Boston College

 

MNL Outing at Northrop.

Michele Mazzocco, Allison Bock, Nicole Prokes, and Taylor Praus at a fall outing at Northrop Auditorium.

 

Ethan Brown presents poster.

Ethan Brown presenting a poster at the Third Annual Midwest Meeting of Mathematical Thinking in 2015 (Brown et al., 2016, Journal of Numerical Cognition).

 

Jenny Yen-Chen Chan presents paper.

Jenny Yen-Chen Chan presenting a paper at the Third Annual Midwest Meeting of Mathematical Thinking in 2015.

 

Taylor Praus presenting a poster at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2015.

Taylor Praus presenting a poster at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2015.

 

Driven to discover Lab Team

The 2014 Math and Numeracy Lab at the Minnesota State Fair: Driven to Discover!

(left to right:)

Taylor, Ella, Ethan, Jenny, Michele, and Jenny

 

Choices Study Team 2015

2015 Choices Study Team:

(left to right:)

Taylor Praus, Ethan Brown, Franky Chun Hei Li, and Noah Scanlon

 

Summer 2014 Lab Team

The Summer 2014 Math and Numeracy Lab team:

(left to right:)

Janhawi, Ella, Ethan, Jenny, Taylor, Anastasia, and Sabine

 

Undergrad Students Summer 2013

Summer 2013 undergraduate team of research assistants:

Taylor Praus, Bryanna Sowers, and Fatima Fareed, Ella Coben (not pictured).