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Lauren Copeland Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
Lauren Copeland has won a 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award from the UCSB Graduate Students Association, in the category of Social Sciences and Education. The Graduate Students Association's Excellence in Teaching Award honors distinguished students who excel in their roles as teaching assistants in the teaching mission of UC Santa Barbara. With a record number of applicants, 2012 was the award's most competitive year to date.
Lauren, a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, has been a CNS-UCSB graduate student researcher with IRG3 since January 2011, working with Bruce Bimber. Lauren's research at CNS uses original survey data to examine whether exposure to a risk frame or a benefit frame affects people's inclination to avoid products with nanotechnology. Her work combines insights from her work on political communication, political participation, and how these relate to emerging technologies.
More information about Lauren and the award can be found on the UCSB Department of Political Science website.