Welcome to the VT Learning & Development Lab!

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 and the Society for Research in Child Development. You can find more information on the Research page.