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Professor Oakes Receives Mentoring Award

Professor Lisa Oakes received the UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Professor Oakes was nominated for this prestigious award by current and former students in her Infant Cognition Lab. The award recognizes dedication to excellence in research and exemplary mentoring of undergraduate research projects. Undergraduate students mentored by Professor Oakes routinely present their research findings at the annual UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference. 

Professor Oakes studies the origins and early development of mental abilities in infancy. Ongoing research examines the relation between daily experience (e.g., having a pet in the home) and infants' learning in the lab, the interaction between attentional abilities and visual short-term memory, and infants' learning of dynamic events.