Assistant Professor Shannon Sterne was awarded a Nord Grant to support enhanced learning experiences for her Dance Kinesiology course. This fall, students in the class will have the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) in Pittsburgh.
The annual meetings bring together dancers, teachers, researchers and healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds to promote dancer health on multiple levels by sharing research and educational initiatives in the fields of dance medicine and dance science. Faculty in the department of dance have been attending and presenting at the IADMS meetings since 2001, and have authored resource papers, chaired committees for the association, reviewed articles for the organization’s peer review journal and contributed to the organization in numerous other ways. Several graduate students have also presented their research projects and served on the student committee.
In addition to funding the students’ trip to the conference, the Nord Grant will support guest lecturers and the purchase of a new, functional human skeleton model to enhance active and problem-based learning experiences.