Diversity in science matters to breakthroughs. When more scientists with varied backgrounds and experiences fill laboratories and collaborate on teams, outcomes in innovation and discovery surpass those of less diverse scientific groups, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….
Neuroscience Research Day at Syracuse University
Igniting the spirit of collaboration, the first annual Neuroscience Research Day in the College of Arts and Sciences was a great success for those seeking to make interdisciplinary connections. Over 50 faculty members and students from across the University gathered at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center for a daylong immmersion into the diverse study of neuroscience.
The program included presentations from select faculty within the Syracuse University Interdisciplinary Neuroscience program, a research poster session, and a keynote address by renowned cognitive neuroscientist Sue Becker.
Becker, a professor of psychology, neuroscience, and behavior at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, discussed her most recent research, “Linking the Cognitive and Emotional Benefits of Exercise.”
Neuroscience Research Day 2015 was co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and the Department of Exercise Science, the latter of which is in the School of Education.