We’re excited to report that from April through June:
- 1,148 children participated in studies
- 1,830 visitors engaged in educational interactions with Living Lab members
- 108 interactions between staff and Living Lab members took place
Since its inception, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:
- 8,766 participants
- 13,824 educational interactions
- 955 staff-Living Lab interactions
Photos from the 2016 Living Lab Symposium
This year at the first Living Lab Symposium, members of the program discussed their current research projects and their experiences with the University of Michigan’s Living Lab. Here are a series of photos from the different presentations. Thank you again to all the community members, museum affiliates, and researchers who came out to support our the symposium! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Students from the University of Michigan participate in the Research Assistant Panel.
Marta Biarnes (National Living Lab Initiative) discusses how the Living Lab model connects researchers to the public and to museums.
Kia Karlen (Madison Children’s Museum) describes how the Living Lab model operates across the world.
Students, community members, museum affiliates, and researchers came to hear about the many research projects that are being performed in local museums.
Thank you to all the community members, museum affiliates, and researchers who came out to our first symposium! We couldn’t have done it without you.
We were excited to hear the results from all the fantastic child development research going on here at the University of Michigan.
For more information about the event, see an article from the Michigan Daily linked below.
Amelia Cacchione/ Daily
Michigan Daily: Living Lab Symposium makes child development research available to community
The UM Living Lab Program is excited to host the first Living Lab Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016!
The symposium will feature speakers from UM, our local museum partners, and our partners at the regional and national levels. The UM speakers will be sharing exciting new research with children and parents happening at the Living Lab sites in Ann Arbor. Our local and national museum partners will be talking about university-community partnerships, and the translation of developmental research for educators and parents.
This event is open to all UM community members and the larger public.
The event will take place on the morning and afternoon of March 19. There will be opportunities to interact with Living Lab researchers, to visit our local Living Lab spaces, and to hear about the expansion of the Living Lab model in the US and beyond. Attendees are welcome to attend all or just part of the symposium.
Please feel free to email with questions (LivingLab@umich.edu).