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SURF Mentoring

Potential projects/topics: I am looking for 1-2 undergraduate students, preferably Sports Medicine & Exercise Physiology majors, to help analyze survey data exploring physical activity among college students during the past fall as we emerge from the pandemic. You have to opportunity to work alone or as a pair. No prior research experience is necessary. You will be scoring surveys and I will teach you the rest! The opportunity to create and present your work as a poster and/or manuscript will be discussed.

Potential skills gained: Data Scoring, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Research Dissemination

Required qualifications: none

Direct mentor: Faculty/P.I.

Mentored presenters may have participated in these courses

KINE 495

Student Project Titles List

Health-Related Physical Fitness in Homeschool versus Public School Adolescents

The Effects of a College-Mentored Physical Activity Program for Elementary Students

No Difference in Stress Level Based on Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Parents of School-Aged Children

Research Areas

Laura's research focuses on health and wellness, particularly in the pediatric population. She has a specific expertise in physical activity, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, and motor skill development. Dr. Kabiri has also conducted two separate studies examining differences in health and wellness between homeschool and public-school children and adolescents. She has presented her research at local, state, and national levels as well as in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has a passion for mentoring undergraduate researchers.