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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do consider submitting a proposal to the 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).