Diego Rivera, Movement Science major, wins first place

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Movement Science major and McNair Scholar, Diego Rivera, took first place in the inaugural Horned Frog Spotlight sponsored by the Center for Career & Professional Development where he presented on his research project titled “Differential Learning in the Standing Broad Jump.”

Diego is an undergraduate researcher assistant in the Motor Behavior Laboratory and has been working on this project under the guidance of Dr. Adam King. Diego and the research team recruited 31 participants over the past two semesters to address the question of how movement variability influences an individual’s ability to learn a new motor skill. Diego has been part of this project from its conception and involved in every step of the research process. The presentation at the Horned Frog Spotlight is small step toward sharing his research with larger audiences with plans to present the project at a national conference next summer as well as work on future manuscript submission. Congrats Diego and we look forward to your future contributions to the Department of Kinesiology.