Charles Kahelin

Nicole George holding plaqueNicole George won an award for her project Tuesday at Kinesiology Research Day.

Project showcase dedicated to inspiring the next generation of kinesiology researchers

Dozens of projects by grad and undergrad students were displayed at Kinesiology Research Day, Tuesday in the Human Kinetics Building.

Student project to lay groundwork for emergency evacuation assistance

Volunteering with the Active Aging and Health Management Program, which serves seniors living with chronic diseases, has given kinesiology students Charles Kahelin and Rob Ward a better appreciation of the wide spectrum of mobility issues people must cope with.

The two are now helping with a research project on the location of emergency evacuation chairs in campus buildings.

Ward, just finished his third year studies in movement science, says that for a university geared to accessibility, the project is important.