Bragging Rights: Student Accomplishment Round-Up

Throughout the year, students in the Graduate School of Education have earned awards, presented at conferences, and participated several professional development events. Below is a round-up of a few student achievements:

 

Maria Hernandez will be teaching Math at Ramona High School

Maria Hernandez, who will be receiving her  master of general education and single-subject teaching credential in math this month, was named the inaugural recipient of a new scholarship co-launched by UCR and Riverside Unified School District (RUSD).

The UCR-RUSD Pipeline Scholarship fund was created to address the worrisome shortage of teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, said RUSD board member Kathy Allavie, who conceived of the award with her husband, John. Hernandez was recently offered and accepted a position teaching math at Ramona High School, where she attended high school. “UCR has taught me how to teach with a purpose. I love knowing that I can make a change in students’ lives through teaching. I want to shape the minds of students to love math and make it more accessible and engaging,” said Hernandez.


Francisco Panchito Ramirez Rueda
, a fourth year majoring in sociology and education, traveled to D.C. as part of the UCDC program. Francisco worked with League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC, assisting them with their Ford Driving Dream Program, a program that encourages students to stay in school and graduate on time.

Francisco Panchito Ramirez Rueda at Washington, D.C. with LULAC.

This past May, UCR graduate students Derreck Carter-House, Siddharth Agarwal, Stephanie King, Maïko Le Lay, and Evelyn Morales Vázquez (GSOE Ph.D. candidate, far right) lobbied at the California State Capitol with graduate students from UCSD, UCI, UCSF, and UC Berkeley. They met with 12 legislators and advocated for full funding of the UC, increasing affordable housing, net neutrality, and the creation of the UCR Success Center. The lobby day was organized by the University of California Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC) and funded by UCR GSA.

Derreck Carter-House, Siddharth Agarwal, Stephanie King, Maïko Le Lay, and Evelyn Morales Vázquez at the California State Capitol.

Congratulations to Siddharth Agarwal, Yasamine Bolourian, Sara Grummert, Derreck Carter-House, Elizabeth Isralowitz, Stephanie King, Maïko Le Lay, Megan Ledoux, Patriccia Ordonez, Francisco Panchito Ramirez Rueda, Rabea Qamar,  Evelyn Morales Vázquez , Elina Veytsman on the following publications, presentations and more:

Blacher, J., Bolourian, Y., & Stavropoulos, K.K.M. (2018, April). Anglo-Latino differences in autism screening: Service inequity or a diagnostic conundrum? Paper presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Bolourian, Y., & Blacher, J. (2018). Transition age youth. In E. B. Braaten (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 1655-1657). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Bolourian, Y., Zeedyk, S.M., & Blacher, J. (accepted, in press). Autism and the university experience: Narratives from students with invisible disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Bolourian, Y., Blacher, J., & Baker, B. (2018, April). Mother reports of typically developing siblings across 10 years: Impact of ID and child behavior problems. Paper presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Haslerig, S. J., Grummert, S. E., & Vue, R. (April, 2018). Invincible Black Bodies: Sport Media’s Dehumanizing Coverage of Black College Athletes. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY. [Media, Culture, and Learning SIG]

Haslerig, S. J. & Grummert, S. E. (November, 2017). Omissions & Misdirection: Policing dissent beyond the backlash narrative. Paper presented at North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Windsor, Ontario, CAN.

Haslerig, S. J., Grummert, S. E., & Vue, R. (November, 2017). Black bodies & lives: Dehumanization through sport coverage. Paper presented at North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Windsor, Ontario, CAN.

Isralowitz, E. (2018). Early Intervention Service Barriersw: A meso- and micro-level analysis of the NEILS dataset.  International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavior Research (IOSSBR) conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Isralowitz, E. (2018). Barriers to service access for children with disabilties: A meso- and micro-level analysis. Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER), Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jeglum, S., Ledoux, M., & Lonnerstater, B. (2018, February). Social validity of interventions for high school students with ASD. Symposium conducted at the conference: National Assocation for School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Ledoux, M. & Bernaldo, M. (2018, May). Preparing for adulthood: What can be done to best prepare individuals and their families on the autism spectrum disorder for the adult world? Symposium to be conducted at the 44th annual conference: Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA.

Ledoux, M. & Surheinrich, J. (2018, May). Video modeling for students with autism: Efficacy and fidelity of implementation in three high-school classrooms. Poster to be presented at the 44th annual conference: Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA.

Ledoux, M. & Surheinrich, J. (2018, January). Video modeling for students with autism: Efficacy and fidelity of implementation in three high-school classrooms. Poster presented at the University of California Center for Research on Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk, Davis, CA.

Llanes, E. & Blacher, J. (2018, April). Parent and teacher discrepancies in reports of behavior problems in children with ASD. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Llanes, E. & Blacher, J. (2018, February). Comorbid anxiety in young children with ASD: Parent and teacher report. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychology Convention, Chicago, IL.

Martin, A.M., Bolourian, Y., & Blacher, J. (2018, August). The effect of culture on autism screenings: Is age really just a number? Poster to be presented at the APA Convention, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Martin, A.M., Bolourian, Y., Stavropoulos, K.M.M., & Blacher, J. (2018, April). The role of birth order in Latino parent’s scientific knowledge about ASD. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Ordoñez, P. (2018, April). Filipino Academics in the U.S. Mainland: Colonial Students in the 1920s-1930s (paper session). Paper session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Ordoñez, P., Qamar, R., Joshi, T. and Andrew, S. (2018, January). Radical Love and Care for Women of Color in Education. Panel presentation at the University of California’s Students of Color Conference, Riverside, CA.

Ordoñez, P. (2017, November). Mita Mangga: A Counterstory for California English Learner Students (paper session). Paper session at the 115th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Honolulu, HI.

Stavropoulos, K.K.M., Bolourian, Y., & Blacher, J. (2018). Differential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Two clinical cases. Journal of Clinical Medicine (SI: Diagnosis and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders).

Stavropoulos, K.M.M., Alba, L.A., & Bolourian, Y. (2018, August). “It’s so cute I could crush it!”: Understanding the neural mechanisms of Cute Aggression. Paper to be presented at the APA Convention, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Elina Veytsman at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Veytsman, E., Bolourian, Y., Ellingsen, R., Blacher, J., & Laugeson, E.
(2018, August). Evaluating social skills intervention: Parent vs. teen perceptions of social anxiety and engagement. Poster to be presented at the APA Convention, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Veytsman, E., Bolourian, Y., Ellingsen, R., Blacher, J., & Laugeson, E. (2018, May). Assessment of treatment gains following social skills intervention: Parent and adolescent perceptions of social anxiety and social engagement. Poster to be presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Veytsman, E. “Assessment of Treatment Gains Following Social Skills Intervention: Parent and Adolescent Perceptions of Social Anxiety and Social Engagement” at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May 9-12.

Zeedyk, S.M., Bolourian, Y., & Blacher, J. (accepted, in press). University life with ASD: Faculty knowledge and student needs. Autism.

 

 

UCR special education doctoral students attend the 12th annual student-run University of California Collaborative for Research on Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk (SPEDDR) conference, held at UC Davis. READ MORE