We develop multimedia educational resources and curriculum materials for educators, parents and students. We are interested in the cognitive, social and behavioral impact of media literacy education as it develops in the family and in formal and informal educational settings. We address policy issues that affect the quality of teaching and learning about media and popular culture. The Media Education Lab is one of a small handful of research university programs that focuses specifically on the intersections of media studies, communication and education. Graduate and undergraduate students are able to take advantage of the ongoing research programs and are active participants in all of the programs of the Media Education Lab.