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Rachel Stuck Presents at PETRA

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June 23, 2017

Rachel Stuck presented "Understanding Older Adults' Perceptions of Factors that Support Trust in Human and Robot Care Providers" at the Assistive Robots: Technological Challenges and the User Perspective Workshop at the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments on June 23rd, 2017 in Rhodes, Greece. The conference program can be found here.

Ranjani Sundaresan Receives Undergraduate Research Award

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June 2017

Ranjani Sundaresan received a President's Undergraduate Research Award which will support her future research on Spatial Presence in Virtual Reality during the Fall 2017 semester. Ranjani is a second year undergraduate Psychology major at Georgia Tech. This research will be done in collaboration with Sean McGlynn on his dissertation project.

Sean McGlynn Receives Travel Awards

Sean McGlynn

June 2017

Sean McGlynn recently received a 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Award for his submission on Spatial Presence in Virtual Reality. He was also selected to receive the Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarship, which was awarded by the American Psychological Foundation to the top seven submissions. Sean will be presenting this research at the 2017 APA Conference in Washington, DC.

TechSAge selected as a finalist for the Atlanta Ground Breaker Awards

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September 8, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

TechSAge has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta Ground Breaker Awards. The center focuses on devices and designs that aim at helping people who age with different capabilities and limitations. Click here to learn more about featured projects in Atlanta Magazine. Congratulations!

Tracy Mitzner featured

Tracy Mitzner

August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Tracy Mitzner has been featured in an article on TechRepublic! She discusses tips for technology companies and older job hunters.

Kenneth Blocker receives the Best Paper Award

Kenneth Blocker

August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Kenneth Blocker and his colleagues’ paper “The Gamification of Cognitive Training: Older Adults’ Perceptions of and Attitudes toward Digital Game-Based Interventions” has been selected to receive the Best Paper Award of the 2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Congratulations!

Sean McGlynn receives a scholarship

Sean McGlynn

August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Sean McGlynn was selected for the Georgia Gerontology Society’s (GGS) Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Award. This award is given to one graduate student per year to promote students’ interest in age-related issues and to promote professional development in gerontology. Congratulations!

Wendy Rogers awarded GSA fellow status

Wendy Rogers

August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Wendy Rogers has been awarded fellow status with The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA fellowship is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Congratulations!

Wendy Rogers’ research included in White House Report on Aging

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August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Lab Director Wendy Rogers and her research were included in a new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) titled “Independence, Technology, and Connection in Older Age.” Press release here.

Akanksha Prakash featured

Akanksha Prakash

July 4, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Akanksha Prakash has been featured in an article on robotics in Inverse! This article discusses her Master’s Thesis work. Congratulations, Akanksha!