Discovery/Research

 

Outstanding Undergraduate Research

Photo of Madison Hopper with presentation

Kinesiology senior Madison Hopper received the first place award for her poster presentation in the STEM division of LSU Discover Day 2018. Hopper’s presentation titled “The Relationship Between Hand Use and the Direction of Handwriting” examined the varying styles of handwriting in left-handed versus right-handed individuals. Her six-month study was supported and monitored by Associate Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Arend Van Gemmert, who is the director of the Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory on campus.

ADVANCEMENTS IN LEADERSHIP WORLDWIDE

Dr. Sunyoung Park, Assistant Professor, has recently published several different articles pertaining to Human Resources and Leadership Development in various conditions. Her work includes investigations in HRD efforts and employees attitudes in the Korean context, examines literature on global leadership competencies and behaviors, and explores work engagement in nonprofit organizations.

Photo of Dr. Sunyoung Park

IMPROVEMENTS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LABOR FORCE ACROSS LOUISIANA

Photo of Dr. Scott Wilks

School of Social Work's Dr. Scott Wilks received a $1.92M four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Human Resources and Services Administration. The primary purpose of the program is to develop and increase the skilled, professional social work labor force across Louisiana to meet the increasing demands of integrated behavioral healthcare across the lifespan.