Transform Educational Technology with Powerful Tools from the Science of Learning


281 Summer Street, Floor 2
Boston, MA 02210
United States

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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When building the world’s next great educational app, you should probably know the most up-to-date research on cognitive science. Join Pooja Agarwal, Ph.D., for an update on that research here at LearnLaunch.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to optimize learning strategies in their products,

  • Gain a working knowledge of the vocabulary of modern cognitive science to communicate with educators and researchers,

  • Review the major players in the world of learning research.


6:00-6:30 PM - Arrival, networking, snacks

6:30-6:35 PM - Introductions

6:35-8:00 PM - Research update


Who is this session for?

Education technology entrepreneurs, product managers, curriculum developers, instructional designers, educators



Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is an expert in the field of cognitive science, passionate about bridging gaps between education and the science of learning. She has conducted research on learning in K-12 public schools for more than 15 years and she is co-authoring a forthcoming book with a K-12 teacher, entitled Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning.

Pooja's research has been published in leading peer-reviewed psychology journals; featured in the New York Times, Education Week, and Scientific American; and highlighted in numerous bookspodcasts, and videos.

In addition to founding, Pooja is an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, teaching psychological science to exceptional undergraduate musicians. She also serves as a consultant and facilitates professional development workshops on the science of learning around the world. Pooja received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, under the mentorship of distinguished memory scholar Henry L. Roediger, III, author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.