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Education Lab Blog

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April 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Round-up: UW neuroscientist creates educational toy, more college students going hungry

UW neuroscientist wins prize for science toy design: Robijanto Soetedjo took second place in a national contest for designing a bioelectric toy set that enables children to measure signals created by a working muscle. Soetedjo first came up with the idea for the toy while trying to explain his job as a neuroscientist to his children.

More students go hungry as college costs rise (The Washington Post): The number of college food banks has increased from four in 2008 to 121 today. Officials point to rising college costs and an influx of first-generation students as two possible reasons for the increase.

Recent grads expect to pay off student loans for decades (NPR): As part of its Paying for College series, NPR sat down with three recent college graduates and asked them about their student-loan debt.

 

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