AERA Member Michelene Chi Wins David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science
AERA Member Michelene Chi Wins David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science
 
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August 2018

AERA member and Fellow Michelene “Micki” Chi was named the winner of the 19th David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science. Often called “the Nobel Prize in Cognitive Science,” the award is presented annually by the Cognitive Science Society (CSS) to an individual or team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition. Chi’s award marks the first time the prize has been given to a researcher in the cognitive science of education.

Chi is a Foundation Professor and the Dorothy Bray Professor of Science and Teaching at Arizona State University, where she has been a faculty member since 2008. She also directs the Learning and Cognition Lab in ASU’s Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning.

CSS noted that Chi “more than once has challenged basic assumptions about the mind and defined new approaches that have shaped a generation of cognitive and learning scientists. Chi’s work has taught us the importance of relating our science to the real world, and specifically to education. She has done so with the rigor of the lab, but without losing sight of the richness of qualitative data, the complexities of real-world content or the social context within which learning typically occurs.”

In 2016, Chi was one of 31 scholars to present as part of the AERA Knowledge Forum, which featured Ed-Talk videos and research fact sheets on cutting-edge scholarship about education and learning. That same year, AERA recognized Chi with the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award.

Click here to read more about Chi’s award.

 
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