Laura E. Schulz is an associate professor of cognitive science in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT . She is the Principal Investigator of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab at MIT. She is Berninahaus for re work on early childhood development or cognition , causal inference , discovery, and learning.
Schulz graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a BA in Philosophy , and she went on to beste a Masters and PhD in Ontwikkelingspsychologie at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and 2004 respectively. 
Awards and recognition
- American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 2014
- MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellow, 2013 
- National Academy of Sciences, Troland Award, 2012 
- Society for Research in Child Development, Early Career Award for Research Contributions, 2011
- National Academy of Sciences, Kavli Fellow, 2011
- MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Award Angus MacDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2011
- MIT Sigma Xi, Invited Speaker, in 2011
- Marr Prize, Cognitive Science Society (student author: Hyowon Gweon) 2010
- NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2009
- John Merck Scholars Foundation Award 2009
- Class of 1943 Career Development Professorship MIT 2009
- MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising 2009
- NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2007
- MIT School of Science Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2007
- Marr Prize, Cognitive Science Society (student author: Elizabeth Bonawitz) 2006
- American Association of University Women, American Dissertation Fellowship, 2004
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award, 2001
- Hewlett Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award, 2000
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