The Zhou Family and Culture Lab celebrated our dedicated team at our yearly appreciation event. Special thanks went out to the research assistants who are graduating this semester and lab members who have helped us make wonderful accomplishments during this difficult period.
Annual Lab Research Conference
We hosted the first annual Zhou Uchikoshi Virtual Research Conference! It was a wonderful time to express gratitude to our undergraduate research assistants, congratulate our graduating seniors and listen to all the wonderful research presentations from our lab and our collaborator, Dr. Yuuko Uchikoshi’s lab!
Starting off the new school year, the Zhou Family and Culture Lab LEAD team hosted a table showcasing our lab members and what we do at the Psychology Welcome Back Event!
Our RA, Kristy Lai, presented her honors thesis project titled “Associations between Language, Executive Functioning, and Parental Scaffolding among Chinese American Immigrant Families” at the 2019 UC Berkeley Psychology Department’s Research Poster Session. Taylor Laskott also presented her honors thesis project titled “Interpersonal Emotion Regulation: Strategies, Behaviors and Goals” at the 2019 UC Berkeley Psychology Department’s Research Poster Session.
The Zhou Family and Culture Lab celebrates our wonderful team at our yearly appreciation event! Team members shared their achievements with the rest of the group, participated in games, and ate tacos!
One of our RA’s (Christopher De Anda) presenting his poster titled “Associations among Language, Executive Functioning and Parental Scaffolding among Mexican Immigrant Families” at the Graduate School of Education Research Day 2019.
CA Team Get Together
To kick off the start of the new semester, the CA team had a get together where they went over their responsibilities and goals for the upcoming year. They also had a great time eating food and playing board games.
Headstart Outreach (SF, Chinatown)
LEAD project coordinator, Megan Chung, and several LEAD research assistants embarked on a journey to San Francisco Chinatown. There, they hosted a socioemotional workshop and reached out to 5 Chinese families.
SFUSD Application Procedures Session for SF Headstart Families
With snacks and drinks on the table, the LEAD project recruitment team station themselves to reach out to parents and kids. A team of 6 went to a Head Start school in San Francisco to recruit more families to get involved with the LEAD project. This outreach benefited 16 families and the team helped them with their application procedures.
Socioemotional and Literacy Workshops with Headstart Families
LEAD research assistants helped host and connect with families at a social and emotional literacy workshop! A total of 12 families showed up to participate in mindfulness activities and we had fun supporting the local community.
In the photo, the group of graduate students and research assistants spell out the word “LEAD” before the start of recruitment. They went to a Head Start school to recruit families to participate in the LEAD project research. The children were attracted to the balloon animals on the table, and the donuts kept them occupied while the parents were talking to the research assistants.
Before being certified to conduct interviews as a child interviewer or parent interviewer, the new research assistants learn different interview activities at each station. The training spanned over two days where the research assistants got to learn every step of the interview process.
The Zhou Lab had new incoming RAs come in for a welcome night event where they got to learn more about the LEAD project and the team. Experienced RAs got to share some of their experiences that they have had so far working in the lab. The night was also accompanied with delicious Thai food.