UROP encourages undergrad student research involvement

Elyse Prescott, a third-year kinesiology student, received a research scholarship from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) to fund her work assessing the accuracy of the “Skulpt Chisel,” a handheld electrical device from Skulpt, Inc., of San Francisco that evaluates body composition and muscle quality. Prescott is advised by Don Dengel, PhD, professor in the…

CEHD’s first 3D printer takes up residence in Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory

Nearly everyone has heard about 3D printers and the amazing things they can do. But how many of us have ever seen one, or witnessed how they make their magic?   Recently a 3D printer was installed in the School of Kinesiology’s Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL). The only such printer currently in use in…

Kickstart Mini Workshop: How to work collaboratively

The December School of Kinesiology “Kickstart Mini Workshop” focused on Google Drive and Google Docs, as well as on alternative file sharing systems that the University supports.  After providing a general overview of Google Drive participants were guided through an exercise demo of Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides. Discussions about security, ownership and sharing, search, and…

Chrome extension “Just Not Sorry” empowers users to employ assertive and confident language in written professional correspondence

  A new application for Google Chrome is changing email in the workplace. Not only can “Just Not Sorry” save time, it makes users appear more authoritative and direct to those on the receiving end of emails. The app was created by Cyrus Innovation under the leadership of CEO Tami Riess. She was inspired to…

eLearning Summit “Thrillist”

Last week, Austin Calhoun and Silke Moeller attended the MN eLearning Summit, the premiere event of the Minnesota Learning Commons and a gathering place for K-12, college, and university educators and innovators in the Midwest who are committed to effective online and blended learning. Through the keynote addresses and a variety of panels, two major trends…

Scholly: A search app for scholarships

By Academic Advisor Sue Stirling With the cost of tuition rising across the country, how much would you pay for a tool that could help you find free money to help pay for college? Drexel University Entrepreneur program alum, Christopher Gray, developed a search tool that helped him find more than 1.3 million dollars in free…

Did You Know? Chrome Plugins

E+DS is a proud supporter of Google Chrome. And sure, you can get by with the out-of-box version, but you can make it so, so much better by using Chrome Extensions.** To add Extensions, click on the three horizontal bars at the upper right corner of your Chrome screen, select Settings, then click Extensions. You’ll see…