Exercise Science News 2019-20

It's been an eventful year. Here are a few highlights, but there was so much more!

STUDENTS PRESENT AT ANNUAL ACSM NW CONFERENCE FEB. 28 AND 29, 2020
March 2020 -- The American College of Sports Medicine Northwest (ACSM NW) annual conference occurred Feb. 28 and 29, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. The ACSM is the primary international professional organization for exercise science and sports medicine. The Exercise Science department supports students' participation and helps coordinate logistics for them to attend and present their research. This year’s theme was, “In the World of Science there is Constant Flux.” Several students and faculty attended, with students poised to participate in the conference poster presentation session!

Student Research Presentations at ACSM 2020
Congratulations to the following students who presented their research at the conference poster presentation session this year:

The Northwest regional chapter annual meeting is designed to foster opportunities for students and up-and-coming professionals to attend lectures and research symposiums given by experts in the field, present their own research, learn about graduate and professional opportunities, and network with their peers. Of the approximately 400 attendees at recent annual meetings, about 300 are undergraduate students. 

The department has a history of coordinating students' participation. Last year, Angus Lamont ’19 attended the conference in Bend, Ore., and presented his research, “Quantifying Passive Joint Stiffness at the Elbow Following EIMD of the Elbow Flexors.” He won an award in the poster presentations category Undergraduate Student Free Communication. “I enjoyed the experience,” said Angus. “I would recommend the conference to anybody who wants to get a better idea of the different types of exercise science research out there.”

EXERCISE SCIENCE WELCOMES ASSISTANT PROFESSOR KIRSTEN COFFMAN
September 2019 -- Exercise Science welcomes Dr. Kirsten E. Coffman, who is joining the department as assistant professor. Dr. Coffman received her doctorate in biomedical sciences; biomedical engineering and physiology from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Massachusetts. Through her comprehensive training in the Biomedical Sciences and breadth of research experiences, Dr. Coffman is well prepared and excited to offer students exposure to a variety of career paths and experiential learning. We look forward to an inspiring year with Dr. Coffman!   

EXERCISE SCIENCE CLUB ANNOUNCES 2019-20 CO-PRESIDENTS
September 2019 -- Last spring students participated in elections for the 2019-20 Exercise Science Club co-presidents. We are pleased to announce this year's co-presidents, Jillian Stoewer '20 and Kayli Brown '20! Watch for future communications on upcoming plans and activities!