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For her senior honors thesis, Davis Straske '19 researched and wrote about the development of empathy in young boys-- finding that when young boys were able to play with baby dolls, they developed stronger empathy. She submitted her thesis and was featured on the WBUR (Boston NPR) website and radio show - Go Davis!!

Here's a link to read more about it: 

Last week, we visited Fairfield Elementary through the Rockbridge County YMCA after school program. It was our first ever visit to Fairfield, and we had a great time!

We split up into stations to learn about the various components of LEGOs: from spatial skills, to creativity, to mental rotation!

This past weekend, we delivered all of the entries from our LEGO Build Day into the Fair Fantastics LEGO competition at the Rockbridge Fair and Expo.

Our builders ROCKED it! We brought back 11 ribbons and one BEST IN SHOW prize! Congrats to the creator of "National Park!"

Many thanks and congratulations to our builders -- be sure to email us to find a time to pick up your prize, and plan on a summer 2019 LEGO Build Day with the Fulcher Lab!

We will!

Come see our Fulcher Lab booth in front of Haywood's this Saturday (August 25th) at the Rockbridge Community Festival from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We'll have LEGO and DUPLO building stations, as well as information on our upcoming community events and research projects for the 2018-2019 school year!

Hope to see you there!


We hope everyone has a great first day of the 2018-2019 school year at Rockbridge County Public Schools!

Our research assistants are still here, so if you're looking for a fun after-school activity one day, email us to sign up for a research session! We have studies for children ages 3 to 10, all of which involve toy play.

We hope it's a great year!