Attendees of this conference learned about new research on how the scientific process can be improved. Additionally, we worked for three days to develop projects that could have immediate and concrete results.
This year, thirteen students and one faculty member have been honored by membership in the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. The Sigma Xi motto is: "Companions in Zealous Research", a phrase that describes these scientists well. Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential. The honorees were introduced by their research mentors at the banquet of the Paulen A Smith Chapter, which is celebrating its Fifty-first year at Ithaca College.
Professor Pena-Shaff's students presented the following posters describing the research conducted by their research team as part of the interdisciplinary, NSF-funded project, examining the effect of locomotor experience on young infants’ development of executive functioning: