DSU Instructor, Student Present at International Conference
Dakota State University faculty member Dr. Andrew Shim and student Jamie Welter were presenters at the “be active ‘09” conference October 14-17 in Brisbane, Australia. The conference brought together speakers from around the world to present a comprehensive scientific forum on elite sports performance to community participation in physical activity and their impact on individual and public health.
Shim is an assistant professor of Exercise Science in the College of Education. Welter, from Milbank, SD, is a senior exercise science major at DSU. Sara Olson, a senior exercise science major from Hancock, MN, also attended the conference.
Shim and Welter both presented research projects. Shim’s presentation was recognized as the “2009 Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Award Winners” in the category of “Best Poster – Performance Enhancement and Basic Science.” His research project, “Comparison of Stability Scores on College Aged Students Using Commercial Balance Programs” was partially funded by a 2008 Faculty Research Initiative grant from Dakota State.
Welter’s presented her research entitled “Improving Proprioception through the Use of a Slack-line Device on College-aged Students.”
The conference also included research presentations on a diverse range of topics including physical activity and depression in female cardiac patients, exercise and aging, and how warm-up music can affect performance in elite athletes.