Vlach wins Chase Memorial Award
The Department’s assistant professor Haley Vlach was recently named as this year’s William Chase Memorial Award winner. The early career award is given to a young scholar in cognitive science who conducts research that exemplifies the scientific values of the late Bill Chase, a UW alumnus credited with demonstrating that good memory is an acquired skill.
Vlach's research outlines how children's rapid forgetting of information supports, rather than deters, their ability to learn language, categories and concepts. (Check out Vlach’s paper in the September issue of Child Development Perspectives.)
As part of this award, she will be presenting at the Chase Lecture, at Carnegie Mellon University next Spring.