Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Research at UT Dallas Tech on Tap: The Effects of Social Media on Teenagers with Dr. Kristin Drogos Wednesday, May 4
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 1101 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075.

Recent data suggest that the American teenager spends roughly 9 hours with screen media each day. Of this time, teens devote a little more than an hour a day to social media use.  As with any media consumption, time spent on social media may affect adolescent development.  Given the ever-changing world of social media and the ever-increasing body of knowledge about teenager development, determining the impact of social media on teens can be a challenge. Enter Kristin Drogos, an assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication, whose research focuses on the role of media in the socialization of youth.

In this talk, Dr. Drogos will discuss the latest research on the effects of social media on adolescents and their development. She will cover anti-social effects such as social aggression, as well as prosocial effects such as identity development and relationship maintenance. So come get the scoop on why teens love social media and how their time spent with social media may impact them. 

Scientific Citizenship Responsibility to Colleagues and the Community Thursday, May 5
(10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Dr. Marion Underwood, Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences, and Dr. Matthew Brown, Director for the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology at UTD, will explore Scientific Citizenship in the evergrowing world of collaborative and applied research and the impact of research on our local and global communities.  All RCR series sessions include interactive participation and discussion.  Individual session formats may vary with topic presenter.

Registration is required and seating is limited.  The RCR series is open to the UTD research community but is guided toward advanced graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and research scientists. Completion of this series satisfies grant funding requirements for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Please register for upcoming RCR events.