We've already seen success with BCTR
in Hong Kong and Germany, and now North American customers will have access to these same services," Graham added.
Being anchored in the BCTR, 4-H educators, volunteers, and program leaders enjoy connections to youth development experts, and vice-versa.
The idea is to embed research in every facet of 4-H," added Stephen Hamilton, professor of human development and BCTR associate director for youth development.
Overseen by Hamilton, Adams, and other BCTR leaders, the three-year study, known as "Making the Best Better: Research for Continuous Improvement of 4-H," is funded by a grant from Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Soon after 4-H oversight moved to the BCTR, the program also gained a new director: Valerie Adams, who became New York's 4-H Youth Development Program leader and CCE assistant director this past August.
The BCTR expands the outreach mission of the College of Human Ecology to further emphasize translational research, inviting community members, practitioners, and policymakers as active participants in the discovery process.
It is precisely these problems that translational research is intended to address, and this is where the BCTR will make unique contributions.
More than 50 Cornell social and behavioral scientists, as well as professional and support staff members, are affiliated with the BCTR, which will seek to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Office for Research and Evaluation, Weill Cornell Medical College's Clinical and Translational Science Center, the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, New York 4-H, and many other campus research and training centers.
22-23, the BCTR hosted the third biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference, with speakers from across the country presenting research on the event's theme, "The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making.
It is precisely these problems that translational research is intended to address and this is where the BCTR will make unique contributions.
The BCTR will work closely with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation, and build on established links to the Cornell Edward R.
Examples of activities that will be promoted by the BCTR include: