Get involved

We would love for you to be a part of our work! There are many ways to get involved, from participating in a study to joining our team to becoming a research partner. Keep reading to learn more and contact us if you have any questions.

Participate in a study

Children and their families participate in our research studies online, from the comfort of home. Visit our For families page to learn more about participating in a study with your child.

Family on tablet Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash

Join our team

Interested in joining our team? To learn more about what it is like to work with us, see our Lab Handbook.


Postdoctoral researchers interested in joining the lab should email Katie to express interest and apply to the MindCORE postdoctoral research fellowship.

Grad students

Prospective graduate students should email Katie and apply to the Linguistics program at the University of Pennsylvania. Applications are due in early December.

Research assistants

Students interested in working in the lab should email Katie to express interest. Undergraduates can work in the lab for pay or credit (independent study or honors thesis). For more information about research opportunities at Penn, visit the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships. High school students can work in the lab through school internship programs or through the Penn LENS program.

Funding and partnerships

Our work is made possible by our funding organizations and partnerships with Philadelphia area after-school and summer camp programs.

Our funding

Thanks to the University of Pennsylvania and the National Science Foundation for supporting our work.

Our school partnerships

Thanks to our Philadelphia area after-school and summer camp partners for their past and ongoing support. These organizations support our work by helping us connect with families to conduct our research.