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Posters on the Hill

Mar 7, 2011

Three Sport Sciences students have been selected to present at the "Posters on the Hill" event in April. This annual event on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is organized by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). Seniors Dara Tawarahara, Joey Gullikson and Dianna Snyder will present a research poster about the new Tiger P.R.I.D.E after-school physical activity program initiated by Dr. Lara Killick (see below). The poster was one of only 74 selected from nearly 700 submitted from college and university students across the country.

"I am incredibly proud of my students' selection for this prestigious event," said Dr Killick. "It speaks to the importance of the Tiger P.R.I.D.E program in this community and recognizes the hard work and commitment of these students in making the program such a success." 

The purpose of "Posters on the Hill" is to reinforce the importance of undergraduate research to members of Congress, so they gain a better understanding of the research programs they fund. At the event students present their research, displayed on posters, to members of Congress, congressional staff members, and other governmental officials in attendance. The students will have an opportunity to raise awareness and support for Tiger P.R.I.D.E, which will hopefully translate into an expansion of the program back in Stockton.

The Tiger P.R.I.D.E (Physical Activity, Recreation, Inclusion, Development and Enjoyment) program, staffed by Pacific students majoring in Sport Pedagogy, is designed to improve fitness and attitudes about healthy lifestyles for elementary school children in the Stockton area.

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