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Educational psychology doctoral student wins research award

Educational psychology doctoral candidate Fumio Someki has received a Pi Lambda Theta research grant. Someki's research is on identifying characteristics of elementary school children who are at high risk of having Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and making referrals for early evaluation and appropriate educational intervention. In particular, her study focuses on characteristics that educators can recognize in schools.

Pi Lambda Theta research grants are awarded for direct expenses of research in education. Proposals are reviewed by the PLT research grants committee and evaluated on the basis of importance of topic, quality, and feasibility of research design, and likelihood of success.

PLT is the most selective national honor society of educators, supporting accomplished teaching and standards-based professional learning, and responsible for the Project Excellence free online database of awards for educators. The University's Epsilon chapter is one of PLT's founding chapters, dating back to 1910.

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