School of Kinesiology senior receives UROP scholarship

Allison Carpenter, a Kinesiology B.S. student, received a research scholarship from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) to fund her research project, “Exploratory Movement in Learning About an Affordance for Gait.” Carpenter is advised by School of Kinesiology professor and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL), Thomas Stoffregen, PhD.  Each year, UROP provides funding…

KinKudos to the 2020-21 Fellowship Recipients

The College of Education and Human Development and School of Kinesiology provides prestigious fellowship offers to professional students interested in academia and research in the kinesiology and sport management fields. The Grants to Advance Graduate Education (GAGE) program serves to increase the diversity of students earning graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota. “Diversity” in…

Doctoral students develop creative solutions for virtual instruction

Instructors around the world are navigating the challenges of alternative learning formats, such as asynchronous lectures or virtual meetings. The University of Minnesota’s faculty members are no different. Additionally, many courses and labs are instructed by graduate level students – meaning those students are tasked with adapting to both learning and teaching in an alternative…

Meet our Visiting Scholar: Yu Xu

Our School has a rich tradition of hosting academics from all over the world to study and pursue research at the U of M, working with faculty and their students on particular projects or in their labs. We are pleased to introduce Yu Xu, who will work with Dr. Thomas Stoffregen in the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory. Yu…

Finding U – Monica Algopera

Monica Algopera, College of Education and Human Development sophomore, has had her eye on the School of Kinesiology for awhile.  Originally from the Philippines, before moving to New Brighton, Minnesota, Algopera has always been passionate about sport and wellness. While attending Mounds View High School, Algopera played tennis and ultimate frisbee, and was active in…