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ETR Wins NSF Grant to Synthesize Research on Benefits of Computer Game Programming
December 23, 2013

ETR Wins NSF Grant to Synthesize Research on Benefits of Computer Game Programming

December 23, 2013 – ETR recently won a 2-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to systematically gather and synthesize research on how children benefit from computer game programming (CGP).

ETR Joins CDC-DASH in Project to Prevent HIV/STD and Pregnancy in Teens
December 20, 2013

ETR Joins CDC-DASH in Project to Prevent HIV/STD and Pregnancy in Teens

December 20, 2013 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH) has awarded ETR a 5-year contract for a project focused on adolescent HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention. ETR will work collaboratively with funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the CDC to build capacity in selected schools and school districts around the nation to promote greater sexual health among young people.

ETR's Dr. Douglas Kirby Awarded TeenNow California's 2013 Member of the Year Award
December 19, 2013

ETR's Dr. Douglas Kirby Awarded TeenNow California's 2013 Member of the Year Award

December 19, 2013 – TeenNow California announced the late Dr. Douglas Kirby, former senior research scientist at ETR in Scotts Valley, California, has been posthumously awarded the 2013 David S. Crawford Member of the Year Award. In conferring this award upon Dr. Kirby, TeenNow California acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the organization.

Award-Winning TEC Students Invited to White House
December 11, 2013

Award-Winning TEC Students Invited to White House

December 11, 2013 – ETR’s TEC (Technology-Education-Community) program has gone to the White House. Marcus Cisneros and Morelia Lopez were part of the student team from Watsonville High School in California that created an award-winning college guide app. They recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they presented their design on Capitol Hill and attended a White House briefing and reception honoring their achievement.

ETR Receives National Health Information Awards
December 10, 2013

ETR Receives National Health Information Awards

December 10, 2013 – ETR was recently awarded 11 National Health Information Awards for 2013 from the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC). The winning health education materials were all developed by the ETR Publishing Division's Product Development Team.

Distance-Learning Expert Tracy Wright Joins ETR
November 8, 2013

Distance-Learning Expert Tracy Wright Joins ETR

November 8, 2013 – ETR is pleased to announce that Tracy Wright will join the agency staff as the team lead for a new 5-year professional development (PD) contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH). ETR will work strategically with CDC DASH to provide PD support to 36 states and local school districts and 40 DASH staff members.

Kirby Summer Internship Honors APHA 2013 Sedgwick Memorial Medal Winner
October 31, 2013

Kirby Summer Internship Honors APHA 2013 Sedgwick Memorial Medal Winner

October 31, 2013 – ETR today announced its sponsorship of an annual Kirby Summer Internship named after American Public Health Association (APHA) 2013 Sedgwick Memorial Medal Winner the late Dr. Douglas Kirby. The internship will be offered to a graduate student with an interest in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including prevention programs, implementation science, online learning and research methodology.

ETR-Managed CCAP Gives Public Health Leadership Award
October 9, 2013

ETR-Managed CCAP Gives Public Health Leadership Award

October 9, 2013 – California’s Clear Air Project (CCAP), a project managed by ETR, recently awarded its 2013 Public Health Leadership Award. The award was given to the Redding Rancheria Tribal Government in recognition for the Tribe’s commitment to public health and for outstanding leadership in creating and enforcing a smoke-free health clinic facility.

September 20, 2013

New Research Shows Link Between Wellness Services and Student Success

September 20, 2013 – ETR and the San Francisco Wellness Initiative, in partnership with the University of California Berkeley and the University of Denver, today announced the results of a breakthrough research study providing solid evidence that participation in Wellness Center services significantly increases youth development assets at school–those characteristics of the school environment that are directly linked to improved attendance and academic success.

 

ETRs' Dr. Jill Denner to Present at European Conference on Games Based Learning
August 30, 2013

ETRs' Dr. Jill Denner to Present at European Conference on Games Based Learning

ETRs’ Jill Denner, PhD, will present her paper “Using Game Mechanics to Measure What Students Learn” at the 7th European Conference on Games Based Learning, to be held October 3-4, 2013, in Porto, Portugal.  Dr. Denner will share results of a research study that shows how game mechanics in student-created video games can be used as a window into how children are thinking.