PEP Lab Awards

Doctoral students Jence Rhoads and Mariane Bacelar win AU ‘This is Research’ First-Place Graduate Level College of Education Oral Presentation

Jence and Mariane This is Research award winnersMariane Bacelar and Jence Rhoads presented at the Auburn University ‘This is Research’ Student Symposium in April 2018 and won first place oral presentation in the College of Education graduate level category. On behalf of the PEP Lab, they presented their research project which involved subjects learning how to operate a manual wheelchair and investigated whether having the expectation of teaching another person the skills influenced the participants’ performance of the skill. Importantly, this study was the first to use Electroencephalography (EEG) to capture brain activity while operating a wheelchair. It was funded via an Auburn University Intramural Grants Program award.

Mariane Bacelar wins the 2019 – 2020 Auburn University College of Education Dean’s Circle Award