Poster Presentations

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 2013

Linda views student poster in developmental hallway student in front of his poster student in front of her poster 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. student in front of her poster student explains her poster














Spring Semester 2013

Linda views student poster in developmental hallway student in front of his poster student in front of her poster 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. student in front of her poster student explains her poster














Fall Semester 2012

Linda views student poster in developmental hallway student in front of his poster student in front of her poster Clara Malone, (left) explains her research. Rachel Rapinski and Gabriel Hardy (above) proudly show off their poster.

Lauren Goode and Navneet Kaur (below) stand before their poster. student in front of her poster student explains her poster














Spring Semester 2012

Linda views student poster in developmental hallway student in front of his poster student in front of her poster Alycia Matz, (left) explains her research. Rachel Rapsinski and Brittane Foy (above) proudly show off their poster.

Blakely Meyer and Tracey Kelsey (below) stand before their poster. student in front of her poster student explains her poster














Fall Semester 2011

Linda views student poster in developmental hallway student in front of his poster student in front of her poster Samantha Sohngen, (left) explains her research. Trevor Markowicz and Anna MacKinnon (above) proudly show off their poster.

Eden Faye and Jessica Lemler (below) stand before their poster. student in front of her poster student in front of her poster














Spring Semester 2011

Students present their posters in developmental hallway Linda views Lauren's poster student in front of his poster Samantha Sohngen, Alycia Matz (left), Lauren Harger and Nick Fears (above) explain their research.

Chelsea Blackman, Sarah King and Mallory Heavin (below) stand before their posters. student in front of her poster students in front of their poster














Fall Semester 2010

Dr. Smith views student poster student in front of her poster student in front of her poster Ellice Russell (left), Janelle Phillips and Chelsea Hague (above) explain their research.

Kelsey West and Cara Hays stand before their posters. student in front of her poster student in front of her poster












child pointing at poster


Our youngest scientist commenting on data (left).







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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!



Dedrick stands before his poster

Daisy presenting her powerpoint

Samantha presenting her powerpoint


(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.


Vi, Linda and Lisa in front of brain

Smith Lab at Uptown

Vi wearing hat and scarf gift

(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.


Smith Lab members

Smith Lab members



(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.








Smithlab RAs at the Christmas tree

Joneslab RAs enjoying the party

sisters in front of the christmas tree

(May 2013) A picnic and goodbye party in Linda's back yard to wish Adam, Megumi and Sandra good luck in their future.



father and son at graduation

Natsuki Atagi at podium


(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!



Smith Lab members



(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 and Linda Josita and Linda Rima receiving gift Shohei Hidaka
Adam Sheya, PhD Josita Maouene, PhD Rima Hanania, PhD Shohei Hidaka, PhD

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Lab Gatherings


Parties and Picnics

singing carols

eating cookies the party

sisters in front of the christmas tree

(December 2013) Smith Lab and Jones lab researchers celebrating the holidays together at Linda's home.


Choir singing on Linda's deckSusan Jones standing in snow and directing choir



Susan Jones (standing in snow!) is doing what she enjoys the most....directing the choir from Linda's deck as we serenade the neighborhood!












Smithlab RAs at the Christmas tree

Joneslab RAs enjoying the party

sisters in front of the christmas tree

(December 2012) Smith Lab and Jones lab researchers celebrating the holidays together at Linda's home.




Lauren, Chiwa and Char at the Christmas tree

Chiwa at christmas tree

all around the christmas tree

(December 2011) Celebrating the holidays together at Linda's home.




everyone on the pontoon

Cody, Amanda, Linda and Chen

swimming at Lake Monroe

Enjoying an afternoon floating on a pontoon, swimming in Lake Monroe and hosting a goodbye party for Cody Stitzel and Amanda Favata.





Jack on guitar with piano man

Singers singing carols at party

Jack on guitar with piano man

(December 2010) Singing carols and enjoying good food and great music at the annual holiday party hosted by Linda Smith and Susan Jones.




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Recruitment Events



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.

Lab members at a recruitment event

Recruitment event

Recruiting at the Farmer's Market





Visit us at the annual Children's Health Expo, the Baby Fair, Celebration of Families and all summer at the Farmer's Market.

Lab members at a recruitment event

Recruitment event

Recruiting at the Farmer's Market



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Just for Fun


Smith Lab's Got Talent
Dr. Smith holding a cupcake on a plateclose-up photo of cupcake with daxes on top



Look! It's a cupcake with some daxes on top!
Well, it sure is a daxy cupcake!
Wow, this cupcake really got daxed!








Smith Lab members

Smith Lab members

Smith Lab members

Smith Lab members
















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