McNair & Murals Workshop

Diana Santoyo & Yuliett Olivas-Gonzalez

Our RA Alum Diana and Senior Yuliett gave a wonderful presentation and tips on applying to the McNair and MURALs programs. It was wonderful to hear about these opportunities. Thank you for all the tips, Diana & Yuliett!



URC virtual presentation

Spring 2021

11 undergraduate students presented at the annual URC conference! Congratulations on a great job!

Parenting Effects on Language Development in Mexican-American and Chinese-American Dual Language Learners by Man Ling Cheryl Au, Nina Sendra Funato, and Qianya Sun


SRCD conference presentation 2

April 2021

Ph.D. student Emily Mak worked with our Berkeley collaborators and presented her findings on parent-child book reading. 

Mak, E., Mauer, E., Luo, R., Uchikoshi, Y., & Zhou, Q. (2021, Apr 7 – 9) Book-Sharing and Heritage Vocabulary Development in Dual Language Preschoolers [Poster]. SRCD Virtual Biennial Meeting.



SRCD Conference Presentation 1

April 2021

We had several presentations from our lab!

We expanded on one of our 2020 URC presentations by Krystal Bautista, Cecilia Plascencia, Helen Tran, and Hallie Yu and got it accepted into a symposium at SRCD! Ph.D. student Mayu took the lead and presented at the virtual SRCD conference.


AERA Conference Presentation

April 2021

Congratulations to Frances Lansdowne who presented a revised version of her Senior Honors Thesis at AERA with the help of Ph.D. student, Emily Mak.

Lansdowne, F., Mak, E., Uchikoshi, Y., & Zhou, Q. (2021, Apr 8 – 12) Home Literacy Environment and Oral Proficiency: Dual Language Learners from Immigrant Families [Poster]. AERA Annual Meeting.



Congratulations to Frances on her Honors Thesis

Congratulations to Frances for receiving “Highest Honors” on her Honors Thesis entitled “Home Environment and Oral Proficiency: Emerging Bilinguals from Immigrant Families”.

Frances will be presenting her research at the annual AERA conference this spring 2021. 


Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

A big congratulations to our seniors!  In June, twelve of our lab members graduated!

Marlene Andrade, Krystal Jane Bautista, Zi Fang, Daniela Garcia, Gustavo Hinojosa, Jaqui Jimenez, Frances Lansdowne, Darlyng Lopez, Cecilia Plascencia, Yenifer Silvetre, Paola Urena Sanchez, Xuying Yuki Yu

Thank you for all your help in transcribing, assessing, data entry, translations, coding, recruiting, interviewing, and so much more! 

Congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors! 


Undergraduate Research Conference 2020

May 6-7, 2020

We have 16 students from our lab presenting their findings at the Virtual URC conference. All students spent this past year looking at the literature, coming up with research questions, and analyzing the data. Please go to the virtual conference to hear their recorded presentations and leave them comments/questions!

Frances Lansdowne will present on Home Environment and Oral Proficiency: Emerging Bilinguals From Immigrant Families


Congratulations Diana and Helen!

Diana and HelenCongratulations to our graduating seniors, Diana Santoyo and Helen Tran who graduated Winter Quarter 2020! 

Diana has been with our lab since she was a freshman and has been involved in all of our projects. We couldn’t have done our Woodland study and now our LEAD study without her! Diana also presented at the URC conference (twice!) and the McNair conference, and her manuscript is forthcoming in the McNair Journal. 


AERA 2020 Conference

We will be sharing some of our recent work:

Head Start Teachers’ Language Use in Classrooms 

Presenter: Megan Chan, Francis Yang, Qing Zhou & Yuuko Uchikoshi 


Undergraduate Research Conference 4/26/2019

Great work from 11 of our undergraduate RAs! 

Friday, April 26, 2019 at the ARC Pavilon.  

Title: Bilingualism and Executive Functioning: Emerging Bilinguals in Head Start

Presenter: Diana Santoyo 


AERA Presentation

April 2019

Our project coordinator, Neva He, presented on a panel on Chinese Dual Immersion Programs.  Co-authors: Lu Yang, Ty Brownridge, Genevieve Leung, Qing Zhou, and Yuuko Uchikoshi



SRCD Presentation

April 2019

Lu Yang, Aya Williams, Qing Zhou and Yuuko Uchikoshi presented  on ”Language Environment, Parental Attitudes and Acculturation among Dual Language Learners in Head Start”

Abstract: Dual language learners (DLLs) make up 32% of young children (age 0 to 8) in the U.S. (Park, O’Toole, & Katsiaficas, 2017). Spanish and Chinese are the top two home languages spoken in DLLs’ families (Park, O’Toole, & Katsiaficas, 2017). 

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