Dr. Smith and her graduate students and postdoctoral researchers attend numerous conferences here in the U.S. and abroad. These conferences provide opportunites for presenting data, broading understanding of research areas and connecting with former students and collaborators.
2015, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Learning Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, in San Sebastian, Spain.
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Each semester, our undergraduate research assistants make a poster for their final project. The poster represents the research they worked on during the semester. During an informal presentation session, they must explain the data and their results to Dr. Smith and other participants who view their poster.
Fall Semester 2016
Aiman Kamarudin, Hannah Hanscom, Lizzie Hart and Danny Steinmetz stand before their poster and explained their research using code to make sense of big data of infant visual fields.
Spring Semester 2015
Crystal Borden and Ashley Mason, proudly present their research to Dr. Smith.
Lizzie Hart (left) explains her data results. Ariel La poses with her awesome coders, Amanda Essex, Kelsey Offen and Minyi Zheng.
Fall Semester 2014
Emily Yearling, (left) explains her research to Dr. Smith. Mary Loftus and David Botros (above) explain data results from their research.
Catarina Vales' RAs (photo on left), and Swapnaa Jayaraman and Ariel La pose with their research assistants in front of their posters.
Fall Semester 2013
Megan Gibbons, (left) explains her research to Dr. Smith. Sarah Randolph and Shruthee Rajendran (above) stand before their poster.
Molly Moffitt and Elizabeth Clerkin (below) make clear the data on their poster.
Spring Semester 2013
Jacqueline Siempelkamp, (left) explains her research. Olivia Haas and Steph Krupa and Lara Golebiewski (above) proudly show off their poster.
Marissa Stelly and Paige Wood (below) stand before their poster.
Congratulations and Farewell
Every semester the Smith Lab has cause to celebrate accomplishments of their lab members! Sometimes those accomplishments are successful summer student internships. Often we celebrate the achievement of our graduate students as they earn their PhD. And we raise our glasses and bid farewell to those who find jobs and move on to become famous!
(Summer 2016) There was much to celebrate! Catarina and Paulo graduated with their PhDs and both found postdoc positions at Carnegie Mellon University. Congratulations! Cheers!
(August 2015) Bye-bye and good luck to Ariel La! Ariel has been accepted into the graduate program in communications sciences and disorders department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
(Summer 2015) Smith Lab interns present the research they worked on over the summer. Alekhya Koppineni and Sierra Sheldon, both Project SEED students, proudly explain their posters to viewers, while Melinda Topel, our IGERT intern from IU Northwest campus, stands beside the infamous limestone brain located in front of the Psychological and Brain Sciences building.
(Fall semester, 2014) Smith Lab had 2 visitors this past semester - Dr. Toshiki Murase, researcher and faculty member at Shimane University, Japan and Nicole Sugden, PhD candidate from Ryerson University, Canada.
(Summer 2014) Smith Lab interns present the research they worked on over the summer. Dedric Dennist, a Project SEED student, proudly stands before his poster, while Daisy Favela and Samantha Roadruck, our 2 IGERT interns from IU Northwest campus, give powerpoint presentations of their research projects.
(December 2013) Celebrating our newest PhDs! Congratulations Viridiana Benitez (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Lisa Cantrell (University of California-Davis)! Both found postdoc positions in great labs.
(May 2013) CHEERS! Congratulations to Adam Sheya (University of Connecticut), Megumi Kuwabara (Indiana University) and Sandra Street (Wisconsin University)! Each successfully found jobs and will begin their new teaching positions in the fall.
(May 2013) A picnic and goodbye party in Linda's back yard to wish Adam, Megumi and Sandra good luck in their future.
(May 2010) Natsuki Atagi, an Honors Student in Dr. Smith's lab and graduating senior, was chosen to address IU graduates at Bloomington's first-ever undergraduate commencement ceremonies with student speakers. Natsuki drew inspiration for her speech from French philosopher Michel Foucault. She emphasized to fellow 2010 IU graduates that it's okay not to know what comes next.
Alfredo Pereira, PhD and son!
(August 2009) Time to say goodbye! Students come, make their mark in the research world, and inevitably move on to take command of their own research lab! Congratulations Adam, Josita, Rima and Shohei.
|Adam Sheya, PhD||Josita Maouene, PhD||Rima Hanania, PhD||Shohei Hidaka, PhD|
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Parties and Picnics
(December 2016) Smith Lab and Yu Lab researchers gather together to celebrate the holidays with a rousing guessing game of psychology phrases and quotes.
Each guest got a peruvian hat for a gift. Hands down! Lauren and Haley win the holiday party best dressed!
(October 2015) Smith Lab members hiking and enjoying the beautiful fall folliage in Brown County State Park.
(December 2014) It starts with a beautiful Christmas tree! Smith Lab researchers enjoying the holidays together at Linda's home.
(December 2013) Smith Lab and Jones lab researchers celebrating the holidays together at Linda's home.
Susan Jones (standing in snow!) is doing what she enjoys the most....directing the choir from Linda's deck as we serenade the neighborhood!
(December 2012) Smith Lab and Jones lab researchers celebrating the holidays together at Linda's home.
(December 2011) Celebrating the holidays together at Linda's home.
Enjoying an afternoon floating on a pontoon, swimming in Lake Monroe and hosting a goodbye party for Cody Stitzel and Amanda Favata.
(December 2010) Singing carols and enjoying good food and great music at the annual holiday party hosted by Linda Smith and Susan Jones.
(Spring 2009) Smith Lab members enjoying a picnic lunch in the courtyard.
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We often have a recruitment table at family community events in order to recruit new subjects. We wear our 'Child Scientist' t-shirts and explain to parents how they can help early child development research by participating in studies.
Visit us at the annual Children's Health Expo, the Baby Fair, Celebration of Families and all summer at the Farmer's Market.
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Just for Fun
Smith Lab's Got Talent
Look! It's a cupcake with some daxes on top!
Well, it sure is a daxy cupcake!
Wow, this cupcake really got daxed!
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