Dr. John Jeka was chosen as the 2014 Distinguished Alumna of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. His professional accomplishments, since he graduated from FAU with a Ph.D. in Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences were noted as a source of much pride for the College and thus served as the source and recognition through this award. Every year on the evening before spring Commencement, distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges are honored for their outstanding accomplishments.Dr.
February 11, 2014 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in Engineering Room 809
Title:Human dexterity and cognitive robotics:How may neural dynamic principles inform the design of autonomous robots?
Dr. John Jeka was awarded a grant from the Shriners Foundation for $543,000. It is a 3 year grant to study multisensory fusion for balance control in children with Cerebral Palsy. Collaborating with Dr. Jeka are Dr. Sam Lee (U of Delaware), Dr. Laura Prosser (CHOP), and Dr. Corinna Franklin (Shriners Hospital).
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology annual conference, recently (October 2-5) held in New Orleans, featured Kinesiology Department faculty Lois Butcher-Poffley and Michael Sachs and graduate students Kathryn Longshore, Lindsey McGuire, Elaine O'Brien, Sherry Schweighardt, Erica Tibbetts, and Adam Wright. Faculty and students made 13 presentations at the conference.
John Susko, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Coordinator of the Basic Instruction Program (BIP), will be making a 31-story rappel down the outside of a skyscraper in Center City Philadelphia on October 18, 2013 in support of (1) quality physical activity, (2) the Basic Instruction Program (BIP), and (3) Outward Bound. If you would like to find out more about why John is involved in this event and/or to support him in this endeavor, please click on the following link:
Dianne M. Babbitt, a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology, was featured by the International Society of Hypertension as their June 2013 Spotlight of the Month. Dianne works in CHPSW’s Hypertension Molecular and Applied Physiology Lab, which is directed by Michael D. Brown, PhD. Her research specialty is the effect of exercise on inflammation and endothelial function.