Welcome to the VT Learning & Development Lab!

Current Project

Participants needed!

Right now we are recruiting families with children in 3rd-6th grade to participate in a study on math skills and vocabulary. This study will take place on Virginia Tech's campus in our lab in Wallace Hall. See the flyer on the left for more information.

If you are interested, fill out this form to get in contact with our team, or email us at learnlab@vt.edu.

About Us

In the Virginia Tech Learning and Development Lab, we conduct research to understand mechanisms of learning and determine how to optimize the learning environment to improve children's understanding of key concepts. The lab's primary focus is within the domain of mathematical cognition in early and middle childhood. We also conduct research on the application of cognitive science principles within educational settings, broadly.

We are committed to conducting high-quality research and using what we learn from research to help children, families, and teachers. Our research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the EF+Math Program of the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund. You can find more information on the Research page.

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