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The Office of Research at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development promotes the tenets of research and supports the faculty with the foundations and tools critical to engage in scholarly activities which broaden the understanding of the world around us and which seek to improve the human condition.

Research @ NYU Steinhardt

  • Foundations: A Remedy, With Shortcomings, to the Journalism Crisis
    Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published online in the journal Journalism, describes both the possibilities and limits […] (Read Story)
  • Report by Larry Miller Explores Radio’s Diminishing Role in the American Musical Diet
    Will radio soon be an outmoded relic? A new study authored by Larry Miller, director of the Music Business program, finds that broadcast radio is struggling to remain relevant as consumers embrace streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora. The disruption to radio caused by digital services trends are crippling radio, which is witnessing historic declines in […] (Read Story)
  • What North Carolina and Pennsylvania Families Are Teaching Us About Stress and Our Environment
    A small sample of saliva can hold a treasure trove of data: levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol, exposure to secondhand smoke, and even a person’s DNA. When combined with information about a child’s home, school, and neighborhood, these measures can unlock an understanding about how stress and other environmental factors influence children’s health. Experiences […] (Read Story)
  • NYU Steinhardt Awarded More Than $4 Million from NSF for STEM Education Research
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NYU Steinhardt three grants totaling more than $4 million for research working to improve computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middle schools. Two of the grants are part of the NSF’s STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program, which seeks to address the urgent need to prepare […] (Read Story)
  • Virtual Reality: The New Frontier for Balance Research
    Virtual reality often conjures up images of video gamers immersed in an imaginary world, or perhaps training exercises for the military or NASA. At NYU, researchers are exploring a new application for virtual reality beyond entertainment and training: balance control. Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, director of […] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Study Finds Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills
    Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Applied Developmental Science, […] (Read Story)
  • Speech Therapy? There’s an App for That
    Have you heard a child say “wabbit” instead of “rabbit”? Mispronouncing the “r” sound is among the most common speech errors, and is the most challenging to correct in speech therapy. For other sounds – such as “t” or “p” – speech pathologists can give clear verbal, visual, or tactile cues to help children understand […] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Study Finds More Veterans Have Enrolled in College with Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
    The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which covers educational costs for veterans beyond tuition, has boosted college enrollment rates among veterans by 3 percentage points compared with the earlier G.I. Bill, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the increase in enrollment was much larger immediately after the bill’s […] (Read Story)