Reinstating a holiday tradition!For the first time since 2019, Dr. Smith hosted the Cognitive Development Lab at her home for the annual holiday party! We sang holiday carols and spread the holiday cheer before everyone left for the semester.
Hadar Karmazyn Raz defended her outstanding dissertation and will continue her research as a post-doctoral fellow in the lab. Congrats Dr. Karmazyn Raz!
Elizabeth Clerkin did an outstanding dissertation defense and is our newest PhD. Congratulations Dr. Clerkin! Cheers!
Linda and Char had a goodbye picnic with Lei Yuan and Emily Johns in the courtyard behind the lab. Lei has accepted a position as assistant professor in psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Emily moved to Missouri and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Lauren Slone (not pictured) accepted an assistant professor position at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
Yu and Smith labs celebrated with frisbee play, cornhole, good food and fond farewells to Drew Abney, Catalina Suarez Rivera and Daniel Pearcy. Drew has accepted a position as assistant professor in psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Catalina has obtained her PhD and will be a postdoc in Catherine Tamis- LeMonda's lab at New York University. Daniel is pursuing opportunities to further his goal of becoming a genetic counselor.