Presentations

Pier, E. L. (September 2017). Studying NIH grant peer review. Talk presented to the National Institutions of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health.  

Carnes, M. & Pier, E. L. (September 2017). Studying NIH grant peer review. Talk presented to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health.

Pier, E. L. (September 2017). Collaborative discussion in grant peer review meetings increases intra-panel agreement but decreases inter-panel agreement. Talk presented at the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NB. This talk was selected for the People's Choice Award, receiving the highest score from audience votes. View the talk here

Pier, E. L. (September 2017). Grants & gestures: What expert scientists’ hands can tell us about the scientific grant peer review process. Talk presented at the Bias Research to promote Equity and Diversity (BREAD) Group. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Pier, E. L., Raclaw, J., Ford, C. E.,  Kaatz, A., & Carnes, M. (March 2017). Collaborative discussion during NIH grant peer review improves internal agreement among reviewers, but exacerbates disagreement between different panels. In A. Kaatz & A. Cimpian (Co-Chairs), What we think, write, and say about science may influence scientific workforce diversity. Symposium presented at the 9th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers. San Antonio, TX.

Pier, E. L. (December 2016). Subjectivity and variability in NIH R01 grant peer review: The role of Score Calibration Talk. Talk presented at the Bias Research to promote Equity and Diversity (BREAD) Group. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pier, E. L., Raclaw, J., Kaatz, A., Carnes, M., & Ford, C. E. (November 2016). Group communication and interaction in the scientific peer review process: How score calibration talk influences reviewer reliability. Paper presented to the 102nd National Communication Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 

Pier, E. L. (October 2016). Score Calibration Talk in scientific grant peer review. Talk presented at the 2016 Learning Sciences Research Symposium. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pier, E. L., Raclaw, J., Kaatz, A., Brauer, M., Carnes, M., Nathan, M. J., and Ford, C. E. (October 2016). The fallibility of expert scientists: How Score Calibration Talk undermines fairness in the scientific peer review process. Poster presented at the 2016 Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois-Chicago.

Pier, E. L., Raclaw, J., Ford, C. E., & Nathan, M. J. (April 2016). Studying the study section: How collaborative decision making and videoconferencing impacts the grant peer review process. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Washington, D.C.

Raclaw, J., Pier, E. L., & Ford, C. E. (February 2016). “Score talk” and its impact: A conversation analytic investigation of reviewer interaction during NIH study section meetings. In C. Rankins (Chair), NIH Peer Review. Symposium presented at the 8th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers. Philadelphia, PA.

Pier, E. L. (October 2015). Predicting valid mathematical proofs from students’ speech and gestures. Talk presented at the 2015 Learning Sciences Research Symposium. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pier, E. L., Walkington, C. A., Boncoddo, R., Clinton, V., & Nathan, M. J. (April 2015). Show and tell: Using students' speech to predict dynamic gesture production during proof. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL. 

Pier, E. L. (May 2014). The role of speech and gesture in student thinking and learning. Talk presented to the Goldin-Meadow Laboratory. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago.

Pier, E. L., & Nathan, M. J. (May 2014). Examining the impact of coordinating multiple representations on student learning and performance in digital electronics. Poster presented at the 2014 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Discovery Challenge. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pier, E. L., Walkington, C. A., Clinton, V., Boncoddo, R., & Nathan, M. J. (April 2014). Exploring computerized text analysis to predict the validity of students’ proof construction. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Pier, E. L., Walkington, C., Boncoddo, R., Nathan, M., & Alibali, M. (April 2013). Investigating the learning impact of coordinating STEM representations in digital electronics. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. [Video accessible here]