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Laura Schulz

Professor of Cognitive Science
Laura Schulz is a Professor of Cognitive Science in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. She received her BA (in philosophy) from the University of Michigan in 1992 and spent seven years working in experiential and alternative education, primarily in Oregon. She started graduate school in 1999, at the University of California, Berkeley and received her PhD in developmental psychology in 2004. She has been honoured with the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Early Career Scientific Contributions to Psychology, the National Academy of Sciences Troland Award, the Society for Research in Child Development Award for Early Career Research Contributions, the National Science Foundation Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Macvicar Faculty Fellow award, MIT’s highest award for undergraduate education.