Cohoes City School District


Annual CHS Science Research symposium held June 8Jessica Martinez speaks with Dr. Shaffer

June 9, 2017—This year's Science Research Symposium featured a formal presentation of research by graduating senior and salutatorian Jessica Martinez, whose work focused on the effects of stress on learning and memory recall.

A keynote address on the importance of scientific research was delivered by Dr. Barbara Shaffer, Associate Professor of Psychology and Sociology at Columbia-Greene Community College. Her works has focused on the study of prejudice.

Some other topics of current sophomores and juniors in the program:

- Cyberbullying effects (Junior Delaney Kendrick)
- Effects of animal therapy on high school students with test anxiety (Junior Kennedy Bryant)
- Negative mood and sleep patterns (Junior Alexandria Weihrich)
- Links between violent video game play and aggression (Sophomore Aidan Kendrick)
- Lucid dreaming (Sophomore Destiny Bombardier)
- Sleep deprivation and cognitive performance (Sophomore Brianna Forkel)
- Concussion differences between genders (Sophomore Laura Levitus)

Excitingly, more than 10 current freshman who are considering enrolling in Science Research in the fall also attended.

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