Two Seniors Receive Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

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Each spring, our faculty members choose a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishments in research. This year, two seniors were selected: Kimberly Wong and Mingyu Yang. Congratulations!

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Kimberly Wong ’19 (Cognitive Science major)

“[Kim] has been working in my lab since her freshman year, and has been stellar in every way. She was first author on our recent JEP:HPP paper, and she has also worked on several other projects. Right now she is managing a large team of RAs working on several projects concerning stroke patterns in writing letters, as well as working with me on writing another article. She received a PURA at JHU, and a summer research internship at University of Rochester. In addition, she is serving as a TA. Kim will be entering the PhD Program at Yale this fall.” – Dr. Michael McCloskey

“[Kim] is a “once in a lifetime” RA….” – Dr. Brenda Rapp

Mingyu Yang ’19 (Materials Science & Engineering and Cognitive Science major)

“Ming has worked in my lab since he was a freshman, and is currently the lead on a series of experiments examining people’s ability to make predictions about ‘next states’ towards building a copy of a spatial structure.  He has been fantastic; has developed all stimuli and been really thoughtful about design; has analyzed data, etc., and will likely be lead author on the published version of the paper.  He also has done outstanding work in his courses.  His primary major is Materials Science and Engineering, and he is headed to a materials science Ph.D. program that is joint between Harvard and MIT next fall, aiming to develop new materials for medical purposes.”  – Dr. Barbara Landau