Nominated for the Helene Lange Prize 2020

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17.02.2020, Oldenburg

Dieses Jahr feiert der Helene-Lange-Preis seine Neuauflage und Dr. Maria Rauschenberger mit Ihre Promotion “Early screening of dyslexia using a language-independent content game and machine learning” ist unter den drei Nominierten! Die Verleihung findet am 1. April im Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst statt.

Der Helene-Lange-Preis richtet sich an junge (Nachwuchs-) Wissenschaftlerin­nen, die sich auf besonders innovative und kreative Art und Weise mit alltags­relevanten Aspek­ten der Digitalisierung befassen und die Vision haben, die Wissenschaft, Wirt­schaft sowie gesell­schaftliche Verände­rungsprozesse in der Gegen­wart und in Zukunft aktiv mitzugestalten. (15.000 Euro dotiert)


On 11.10.2019 Dr. Maria Rauschenberger passed her disputation with distinction at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

Awarded with fem:talent Scholarship

Maria Rauschenberger is awarded wth the fem:talent Scholarship 2017 for her research on Dyslexia.

17.11.2017, Emden.

The University of Applied Science Emden/Leer has awarded for the second time promising students and Ph.D. fellows with the fem:talent Scholarship. The students have to already succeed in their field of expertise or are expected to succeed in the future. The fem:talent Scholarship provides a financial support for a year and a pool to exchange ideas and support.

Maria Rauschenberger  has received the fem:talent Scholarship twice for her research on “playful and early approach to screen children with dyslexia while playing a game”. She will be continuing her work in the next year. “I am very happy to be supported from Emden for the next phase of my Ph.D. topic. This will be hopefully very helpful for  children with dyslexia in the future.” 

2.April. 2018 Update: After the evaluation of the first half, also the second half of the  fem:talent Scholarship (from University of Applied Science Emden/Leer) has been granted.

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v.l.n.r. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kreutz (Präsident University of Applied Science Emden/Leer ), Maria Rauschenberger, Jutta Dehoff-Zuch (Central equality officer)

Do you wanna support the research on Dyslexia?

The research project is looking for children between 8 and 12 years old with dyslexia and without dyslexia. Only a computer or a tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.



Participants can be native speakers of English, Spanish or German.


Maria’s advisors are Ricardo Baeza-Yates Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CTO of NTENT and Luz Rello Special Faculty en Cargenie Mellon University & Fundadora de Change Dyslexia. Also, special thanks to Prof. Dr. Jörg Thomaschewski from the University of Applied Science for his mentoring.

Press release:

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Presse release from the University of Applied Science Emden/Leer,

— 21.11.2017, Universitat Pompeu Fabra