Undergraduates Win Awards During Student Research Week


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: April 28, 2011

A group of undergraduate research students from the Child & Adolescent Health Research Lab received awards during Texas A&M's Student Research Week. Students Melissa Benton, Traci Smith, Deedra Penshorn and Alyssa Young received first prize in the subject area, Teaching & Learning, for their poster "Developing a Health Curriculum for Middle and High School Students."

Their research examined the lack of school health curriculum and included an assessment on the association between schools with and without a health curriculum. Throughout this semester, these CAHRLians have taken an active role in developing a health curriculum for St. Michael's Academy in Bryan, as well as presenting lectures to the 7th through 12th graders on important health topics.