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Drs. Carla Abad, Rosalie Odean and Shannon Pruden recently published an article called: Sex differences in gains among Hispanic pre-kindergartners’ mental rotation skills. For more information please visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304362/ and download the article for free!

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Dr. Pruden is recruiting new graduate students to start the Developmental Science Ph.D. program in Fall 2019! If you are interested in the development of language and spatial abilities in preschool aged children, please contact Dr. Pruden to learn more about her research, the graduate program at FIU and living in South Florida!

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Dr. Shannon Pruden was recently featured on National Public Radio's podcast, Academic Minute. To hear this radio spot please visit: https://academicminute.org/2018/04/shannon-pruden-florida-international-university-gender-gap-in-stem/ https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2018/04/02/gender-gap-stem

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Congratulations to graduating doctoral student, Carla Abad, on winning the best dissertation award from the College of Arts, Sciences and Education at FIU! She also received the Academic Achievement award too! Way to go Carla!

Congratulations to graduating doctoral student, Rosalie Odean, on winning the academic achievement award from the College of Arts, Sciences and Education at FIU! Way to go, Rosalie!

Congratulations to graduating undergraduate student, Daniela Alvarez, on being selected an FIU Worlds' Ahead Graduate! Only a handful of FIU graduates are recognized as Worlds' Ahead graduates at the graduation ceremony! Dani was selected because of her academic, personal and community achievements! Way to go, Dani!

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Congratulations to Rosalie Odean, graduate student in the PLSD lab! She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the University Graduate School's (UGS) Dissertation Year Fellowship! This fellowship allows Rosalie to buy out of teaching responsibilities in 2017-2018 and focus exclusively on writing of her dissertation.

Congratulations to Carla Abad, graduate student in the PLSD lab! She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Psychology Department's Dissertation Year Fellowship! This fellowship allows Carla to buy out of teaching responsibilities in 2017-2018 and focus exclusively on writing of her dissertation.

Congratulations to our very own graduate student, Carla Abad, on winning the College of Arts, Sciences and Education award for Best Thesis in Psychology. PLSD is proud of your hard work!

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Congratulations to our very own undergraduate research assistant, Elsa Bravo, on her admission to FIU's Developmental Science Doctoral Program. Elsa also received graduate school offers from Temple University and the University of Delaware. Elsa has decided she will be staying at FIU to train with the PLSD lab and Dr. Pruden as a graduate student. Congrats!