WSKW Call for Student Papers/Posters

The Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW) has a long history of engaging students. Their conference each year has sessions specifically for students. In one of three categories you can submit a proposals to do a poster presentation that
a) is a critique of one article on a topic in our field (very manageable),
b) presents a review of literature in a topic area (a bit more challenging), or
c) presents findings from original research (appropriate for undergrad and grad student research projects).
The conference is October 9-11, 2019 at Harrah’s in Reno, Nevada. Conference registration is only $50 for students – covers all 3 days. This is a great opportunity to get experience presenting at a professional conference, strengthen your resume, and begin networking with students from other campuses. Here is the link where you’ll find information and samples to follow.

http://www.site.wskw.org/2019-conference/submission-guidelines-for-students/

The deadline for submitting work is June 15th 2019.

For more information specific to student presentations at WSKW, please contact me or Dr. Guillermo Escalante (Student Presentation Coordinator) at: gescalante23@yahoo.com

Do consider submitting a proposal to the conference.

KIN Shines at 2018 Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness Conference

Our department was once again well represented at the 2018 Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness conference  this fall.

Dr. Greg Payne was the Keynote speaker.

Numerous faculty and students presented on a wide-range of topics at the conference.

Dr. Areum Jensen: Alterations in musculoskeletal architecture and strength, and their relation to functional mobility in adults with Cerebral Palsy, and Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effect of exercise;

Dr. Gong Chen: A study on self-defense strategies and skills in real life attacks;

Dr. Bethany Shifflett: Collegiate athletes’ sport experiences; and

Dr. Seung Ho Chang: Content knowledge and knowledge packet for teaching fundamental motor skills.

In addition, there were student poster presentations from:

Aurelyn Ancheta: Robot-assisted gait therapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease (1st place research critique award);

Ro-Anne Galleta: Cognitive behavioral based physical therapy, and use of electrical stimulation in prosthetic rehabilitation (3rd place research critique award).

KIN Faculty Present at the 2018 NASSS Conference

Congrats to Dr. Chin, Dr. Masucci, and former KIN faculty Dr. johnson who presented their work during the , & Session on Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, at  in Vancouver, B.C.

and beats: Engaging the San José Bike Party through mobile video ethnography.”

Read more about the session here: https://nasss2018conferencevancouve.sched.com/event/HatG/sport-media-technology

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Presentation overview: “South of the San Francisco Bay on the third Friday of every month, thousands of residents take to the streets on their bicycles to join in on the novelty   of the San José Bike Party (SJBP). For the riders, the personal and political meanings attached to the SJBP, their bikes, and the spaces they traverse, are as varied and diverse as the backgrounds of participants themselves. And yet as riders come together, they form a singular complex organism that comprises the sensory and affective foundation of the SJBP. In an effort to reach beyond the limits of sedentary data collection and of spoken and written representations, we employ evolving and hybrid methodologies, including elements of mobile video ethnography, to articulate the rich and multi-layered experiences and meanings of the SJBP. Building on the work of Justin Spinney (2015) and others, in this presentation, we explore the limits and possibilities of using technology with mobile methods—collecting data while on the move, connecting with the pulse of the ride, moving with, to, and through the beat of the bikes. We thus share a creative work in progress with the aim of developing a sense-sensitive, empathetic, (post)phenomenological representation of the SJBP.” (retrieved from https://nasss2018conferencevancouve.sched.com/speaker/matthew.masucci)