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Go-Baby-Go

The College’s Physical Therapy program hosted Go-Baby-Go on Saturday, March 4, on the Storrs Campus. The event provided battery-powered cars for three children with mobility challenges, giving them the opportunity to move around in their environment. Physical therapy students worked with Assistant Professor in Residence Deborah Bubela and physical therapist Rosie Flamming from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to modify battery-powered cars so that children with mobility challenges could operate them. Fun was had by all!

CAHNR in the news

newsprintSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. The bolded topics are linked to initial media coverage. The roman text links go to additional information.

YouTube. 3-20-17. Posted the testimonial of Richard Dodakian, who suffered exertional heat stroke at the Falmouth Road Race. His life was saved by Korey Stringer Institute staff members. One of those people is Robert Huggins, a postdoctoral fellow in kinesiology, who is on the video.

New York Times. 3-21-17. Quoted Lindsay DiStefano, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, who spoke of the benefits of physical activity in the classroom.

tctMD. 3-21-17. Announced a research conclusion that there is “no convincing evidence of measurable verbal or nonverbal memory dysfunction due to statin medication.” These findings come from the research of Associate Professor Beth Taylor, who a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology. (more…)

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While clocks and watches are altered twice a year to accommodate Daylight Savings, the Waugh sundial on the Storrs campus keeps time according to the position of the sun in the sky. (Video by UConn)

UConn’s clubs bring array of activities to 4-H Adventures in STEM Conference

Members of the UConn Chemistry Club work with Adventures in STEM Conference participants in the electric fruit workshop.

Members of the UConn Chemistry Club work with Adventures in STEM Conference participants in the electric fruit workshop.

The 2016 4-H Adventures in STEM Conference, held November 5, was designed to engage youth ages 12 to 18 in STEM learning, as well as introduce the students to UConn and STEM careers. This year’s conference hosted sixty-six youth attending a variety of workshops primarily designed and run by UConn student groups.

“After our first student workshop with the Engineering Ambassadors was so successful, I discovered there are a lot of STEM-related student organizations on campus,” says Nancy Wilhelm, program coordinator Cooperative Extension System (CES).

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Animal Science’s Block and Bridle club had a great weekend at the NESA competition in Rhode Island. The team won the livestock judging contest and was placed fifth overall! (L-R) Natalie Majewski, Molly Stanavage, Kayte Sousa, Katie Libbey, Emily Laflamme, Alex Moen, Marc Acri and advisor Dr. Amy Safran.