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Two purdue researchers receive national honor

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Two Purdue faculty members will receive a national honor at the White House later this year.

Associate Professor Tamara Moore with the School of Engineering Education is one winner of the “Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.”

The National Science Foundation nominated her and 18-others based on the work they do with NSF funding.

Moore says her focus is on defining what engineering is for K-12 students.

That involves using picture books with STEM content and lessons for early grades – including kindergarten.

Purdue Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences Jeffrey Karpicke is also being honored with the “Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.”

His research shows that students who use retrieval practice, which is a form of self-testing, retain information longer and learn better, compared to students who reread their notes.