Alumnus receives NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to research Latinx family influences on math motivation
“The most exciting part about this project for me is the opportunity to sit down and talk with local parents and learn more about how they see math as relevant in their kids’ everyday lives and the different ways that they support their kids’ math learning and motivation at home,” Tulagan said. “Our understanding of the culturally based ways that Latinx parents help their children in math, specifically, and academics more generally is still growing.”
The project aims to strengthen Math CEO to better serve youth by understanding how Latinx families and organized afterschool activities can build mutually informative partnerships to foster students’ math motivation and achievement. Findings are expected to guide efforts to improve Math CEO curricula as well as to develop practical, cost-effective resources aimed at enhancing parents’ math support at home.
While a doctoral student, Tulagan received a 2015 Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship, a 2015 Provost Ph.D. Fellowship, a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2019 Associated Doctoral Students in Education Outstanding Service Award, and the 2020 Keith Curry Graduate Scholarship.