Community Impact Update Through April 2018

One of the Living Lab’s main missions is to provide a welcoming space where the community and researchers can come together to learn more about science and research. Below we have provided an impact report to show the ways in which we have attempted to reach that goal. Participants refer to the volunteers who took part in our research. Educational interactions tend to be conversations between the researcher and families, where they either talk about research, the Living Lab, or science more broadly. The topics of conversation are similar with staff and volunteers, to help them get just as excited about psychology and research too!

We are excited to announce that our last quarter resulted in:

  • 507 children/parents participated in LL-based studies
  • 519 museum visitors heard about our research in conversations with researchers
  • There were 39 research/museum staff interactions about research, child development, etc.

Since its inception in Fall 2012, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:

  • 12,927 children/parents have participated in LL-based studies
  • 22,101 museum visitors have heard about our research in conversations with researchers
  • There have been 1,430 research/museum staff interactions about research, child development, etc.

Thank you for your continued support!

Living Lab Community Impact Through July 2017

One of the Living Lab’s main missions is to provide a welcoming space where the community and researchers can come together to learn more about science and research. Below we have provided an impact report to show the ways in which we have attempted to reach that goal. Participants refer to the volunteers who took part in our research. Educational interactions tend to be conversations between the researcher and families, where they either talk about research, the Living Lab, or science more broadly. The topics of conversation are similar with staff and volunteers, to help them get just as excited about psychology and research too!

We’re happy to report that from March 2017 to July 2017:

  • Across our three sites 542 children participated in studies
  • An additional 1,213 educational interactions between visitors and researchers took place (these tend to be conversations about on-going studies and/or the Living Lab Program more generally)
  • We interacted with staff/volunteers at our three sites 87 times

Since its inception in Fall 2012, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:

  • 11,531 participants
  • 19,335 educational interactions
  • 1,300 staff/volunteer interactions

Thank you for your continued support!

Living Lab Community Impact -Through March 2017

One of the Living Lab’s main missions is to provide a welcoming space where the community and researchers can come together to learn more about science and research. Below we have provided an impact report to show the ways in which we have attempted to reach that goal. Participants refer to the volunteers who participated in our research. Educational interactions tend to be conversations between the researcher and families, where they either talk about research, the Living Lab, or science more broadly. The topics of conversation are similar with staff and volunteers, to help them get just as excited about psychology and research too!

We’re happy to report that from January 2017 to March 2017:

  • Across our three sites 686 children participated in studies
  • An additional 1,371 educational interactions between visitors and researchers took place (these tend to be conversations about on-going studies and/or the Living Lab Program more generally)
  • We interacted with staff/volunteers at our three sites 78 times

Since its inception in Fall 2012, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:

  • 10,989 participants
  • 18,122 educational interactions
  • 1,213 staff/volunteer interactions

Living Lab Community Impact October 2016 to December 2016

One of the Living Lab’s main missions is to provide a welcoming space where the community and researchers can come together to learn more about science and research. Below we have provided an impact report to show the ways in which we have attempted to reach that goal. Participants refer to the volunteers who participated in our research. Educational interactions tend to be conversations between the researcher and families, where they either talk about research, the Living Lab, or science more broadly. The topics of conversation are similar with staff and volunteers, to help them get just as excited about psychology and research too!

We’re happy to report that from October 2016 to December 2016:

  • Across our three sites 404 children participated in studies
  • An additional 877 educational interactions between visitors and researchers took place (these tend to be conversations about on-going studies and/or the Living Lab Program more generally)
  • We interacted with staff/volunteers at our three sites 93 times

Since its inception in Fall 2012, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:

  • 10,303 participants
  • 16,751 educational interactions
  • 1,135 staff/volunteer interactions

Living Lab Impact – Through September 2016

A Living Lab Impact Update!

We’re excited to report that from July through September:

  • 1,167 children participated in studies
  • 2,073 visitors engaged in educational interactions with Living Lab members
  • 88 interactions between staff and Living Lab members took place

Since its inception, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:

  • 9,899 children have participated in studies
  • 15,874 visitors have engaged in educational interactions with Living Lab members
  • 1,042 interactions between staff and Living Lab members have taken place

This fall, you can find us at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and at the Downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Please email us (LivingLab@umich.edu) with any questions!

A Living Lab Impact Update!

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