Candise Chen (Human Development) and Brian Dillon (Linguistics) were awarded the NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) award. EAPSI’s goal is to introduce U.S. graduate students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering and foster future international collaborations. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, the award covers the round-trip ticket from the U.S. to the host country and housing in the host location. Students also benefit of a pre-departure orientation in the Washington, D.C. Area.
Candise Chen’s project was titled "Development of Prosodic Sensitivity in Young Chinese Children and Its Relation to Reading" and she spent 8 weeks in China from June to August 2009. Brian Dillon studied the "Memory Dynamics in the Processing of Chinese Anaphors" and he was hosted by the National Key Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience at Beijing Normal University in China.
The competition for the 2010 EAPSI award is now open; the deadline for submitting applications is December 8, 2009. More information is available at http://nsfsi.org/.