‘SPICE’ presentation to explore faculty-student research Oct. 13

researchHigher education has identified the engagement of undergraduate students in research as a high-impact practice, something NIU has emphasized for the past decade.

Faculty in the athletic training program of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education have established an excellent track record for facilitating that interaction with curricular and extracurricular models.

The deliberate engagement of students has resulted in multiple USOAR grants as well as publications and several presentations on local, regional and national levels.

Some of their work will take center stage during the next installment of SPICE (Students and Professors for Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement), scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct, 13, in Gable Hall 146.

A trio of faculty members and an undergraduate student will speak on “Planning and Doing Research with Undergraduate Students: Success Factors, Challenges, and Lessons Learned.”

KNPE faculty Kelly Potteiger, Jessica Martinez and William Pitney (who also serves as associate dean of the College of Education) and undergraduate Bethany Wood are the presenters.

They will focus on recruiting students for research projects; infusing research into the curriculum; facilitating USOAR grant writing; encouraging presentations of student research; and addressing common challenges associated with undergraduate research.

For more information, call (815) 753-1163 or email wpitney@niu.edu.

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