Kyle Morrison of the Kinesiology Department received the
2015 Young Investigators Award for his research project "Foundations of
Fitness: Initial Outcomes from a 10-Week Multidisciplinary, Pediatric Obesity
Intervention” presented at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research and
Creative Performance. Morrison, an assistant professor who has taught at
Hope since 2012, received the award as a junior member of the faculty who has
mentored students in research. The students participating in the project
were graduating senior Jessica Krantz of Traverse City and junior Jorgie Watson
of Grand Rapids.
The “Social Sciences Young Investigators Award” is designed
to recognize and encourage junior faculty to partner with students in research
collaborations that further the scholarship goals of the faculty member while
developing the skills of critical inquiry and analysis in his or her students.
It includes funding for the faculty and student team to present the work
at a professional conference.