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Anderson wins third place at 20th Annual EURēCA Awards


Joshua Anderson, senior Kinesiology student, was recognized at the 20th Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) event on campus last week. The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences had 16 poster presentations and Anderson received third place. Anderson’s project was titled “The Impact of a Child-Centered, Mastery Movement Program on Physical Activity Levels, Motor Skill Development and Cognitive Function in Young Children“. His faculty mentor was Dawn Coe.

Also representing the KRSS department at this event were undergraduate Kinesiology students Amy Estep and Daniel Sample. Estep’s project was titled “An Epidemiological Study of Ankle Injuries Among Football Players At A Division I University”. Her faculty mentor was Eugene Fitzhugh. Sample’s project was titled “Use of Exercise Support Methods in Free-Living Adults”. His faculty mentor was Kelley Strohacker.

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EURēCA is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor. Entries can be individual or group projects and are judged by a panel of UT faculty members and industry partners. The Office of Undergraduate Research coordinates this unique competition to encourage, support, and reward undergraduate participation in the campus research enterprise. An added value is the development of faculty mentoring relationships.