Background and activities

I am working as a PhD Candidate in the SellSTEM - Spatially Enhanced Learning Linked to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)- project. With Mila Vulchanova and Valentin Vulchanov as supervisors, I will be researching the (potential) gender gap in spatial abilities in children and how spatial language correlates with the development of different aspects of spatial abilities.

My project will be investigating spatial abilities in young, pre-school children (3 to 6 years old). The goal is to identify if and when a gender gap is apparent in different facets of spatial abilities and which inherent (e.g., attention) and environmental factors (e.g., spatial language use) might influence the development of spatial abilites.