TechSAge selected as a finalist for the Atlanta Ground Breaker Awards

TechSAge has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta Ground Breaker Awards. The center focuses on devices and designs that aim at helping people who age with different capabilities and limitations. Click here to learn more about featured projects in Atlanta Magazine. Congratulations!

Tracy Mitzner featured

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Tracy Mitzner has been featured in an article on TechRepublic! She discusses tips for technology companies and older job hunters.

Kenneth Blocker receives the Best Paper Award

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Kenneth Blocker and his colleagues’ paper “The Gamification of Cognitive Training: Older Adults’ Perceptions of and Attitudes toward Digital Game-Based Interventions” has been selected to receive the Best Paper Award of the 2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Congratulations!

Sean McGlynn receives a scholarship

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Sean McGlynn was selected for the Georgia Gerontology Society’s (GGS) Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Award. This award is given to one graduate student per year to promote students’ interest in age-related issues and to promote professional development in gerontology. Congratulations!

Wendy Rogers awarded GSA fellow status

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Wendy Rogers has been awarded fellow status with The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA fellowship is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Congratulations!

Wendy Rogers’ research included in White House Report on Aging

Lab Director Wendy Rogers and her research were included in a new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) titled “Independence, Technology, and Connection in Older Age.” Press release here.

Akanksha Prakash featured

prakash_aAkanksha Prakash has been featured in an article on robotics in Inverse! This article discusses her Master’s Thesis work. Congratulations, Akanksha!

Technology & Aging Summit Presentations

Graduate students Sean McGlynn and Kimberly Preusse presented research at the Technology & Aging Summit hosted by Leading Age and Georgia Gerontology Society.Tech+Aging_SeanTech+Aging_Kim

Christina Harrington receives a scholarship

harrington_cChristina Harrington won the HFES Aging Technical Group Scholarship. Her winning proposal was titled “Evaluating the most effective format of quick-start guide to aid older adults in performing gestures-based interactions”. Congratulations!

Laura Barg-Walkow is a Foley Scholar Finalist

LauraFoleyScholarLaura Barg-Walkow was selected as a GVU Foley Scholar Finalist for the second year in a row for her research in medical human factors. Click here to view a video on Laura’s research, and click here to learn more about the other Foley Scholar finalists.