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Seed Grant Awardee: Jorge Caviedes

Monitoring spine posture during unsupervised therapeutic, athletic and fitness exercise is essential to achieve optimum results. The main objective of this work is to introduce wearable sensors and supporting mobile applications capable of providing biofeedback in real time.

Seed Grant Awardee: Michael McBeath

Given the current socio and political occurrences taking place in the US currently, and the feedback we received from the leagues and some brands we spoke with, there is a consensus that this year’s gathering around the ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year of looking specifically at youth...

Seed Grant Awardee: Alaina Zanin

Worldwide young women are dropping out of athletics by the age of 14 at a rate two times higher than their male counterparts (Sabo & Veliz, 2008). A wide range of empirical research has demonstrated sport participation yields significant positive outcomes for young women.

Seed Grant Awardee: Floris Wardenaar

Hydration status may differ between races. Hispanic and black adolescents have consistently higher urine osmolality than white adolescents, which indicates that this population could be more frequently dehydrated (Kenney et al. 2015). Dehydration, even moderately (1%), may lead to impaired exercise performance (Bardis et al. 2013).

Seed Grant Awardee: Kaila Ann Vento

Athletes competing at the collegiate level report a lesser quality of life compared to non-athletes. A deficiency in nutritious foods contributes to poor physiological health, however more information is needed about overall quality of life in relation to nutrition.

Seed Grant Awardee: Edward Vargas

The purpose of this research is to conduct a national online multi-racial survey on sports and race in America. Using critical race and racial threat theory, this study seeks to examine the relationships between public opinions in sports policy (views towards indigenous mascots, amateurism and athlete exploitation, doping, kneeling during the National Anthem...)

Seed Grant Awardee: Kenan Song

The concept of personalized medication according to a person’s physiological, genetical, and biological conditions is on the research agenda of pharmaceutical science. 1. Individuals respond differently to various medical cares, and they may experience more or less benefit/risk associated with particular drugs.

Seed Grant Awardee: Connor Sheehan

In an era when Americans are more divided than ever, Americans are still united in their passion for sports. While the social (Eime, Young, Harvey, Charity, & Payne, 2013), emotional (Branscombe & Wann, 1991), physical (Haskell et al., 2007), economic, and societal (Norberg, 2018) benefits of sports are well documented, how playing sports is related to longevity remains unclear.

Seed Grant Awardee: Allison Ross

Despite the many positive outcomes associated with youth sport participation, opportunities for involvement remain plagued by inequities associated with factors such as income, race, gender, and geographic location. The comprehensive sport-centric approach (CSCA) is an innovative and unique model of learning...

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