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BCTR connections at the CCE student poster showcase

October 14, 2013

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Jamie Blum presenting on her research with PROSPER

Jamie Blum presenting on her research with PROSPER

September 24, 2013, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) hosted their fifth annual student poster showcase. CCE Summer Interns who worked on research projects with the guidance of faculty presented on their findings.

This year the BCTR connections ran throughout the event. BCTR faculty worked directly with some of the students:

  • Rachel Dunifon, BCTR associate director and Parenting in Context director, worked with Sarah Catherine Van der Elst on Parent Education in NYC and with Laura Kirsch on Parent Education in Suffolk
  • John Eckenrode, BCTR director and PROSPER P.I., worked with Jamie Blum on The PROSPER Partnership Model: Evidence-Based Programs that Reduce Risky Youth Behaviors, Enhance Positive Youth Development, and Strengthen Families
  • Stephen Hamilton, BCTR associate director for youth development, worked with Brian McGovern on Research for Continuous Improvement of 4-H
Natasha Herrick presenting

Natasha Herrick presenting

A number of BCTR pilot grant recipients worked with students on their funded projects:

  • Jane Mendle (HD) worked with Natasha Herrick, Leticia Vasquez, and Meredith Moser on Transforming Teens: Brief Interventions in a Camp Setting
  • Rebecca Seguin (DNS) worked with Meghan Witherow on Measuring and Improving Rural Food and Physical Activity Environments to Improve Health
  • Nancy Wells (DEA) worked with Ivy Mumo on Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth

And, finally, 4-H was connected to three of the student projects:

  • 4-H STEM Camp Experience by student Valeria San Juan with faculty member Marcia Eames-Sheavly
  • 4H Youth Geospatial Science: County STEM Connections by student Rain Hennessey with faculty member Susan Hoskins
  • Development of a Youth Evaluation Tool for the Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness Curriculum by student Hannah Swartz with faculty member Wendy Wolfe

Summer interns present research at poster session - Cornell Chronicle

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