'Getting Started on Sports Research' forum attracts 40+ future researchers
Sports and Society's first "Getting Started on Sports Research" session was held Nov. 8 at Thompson Library. Organized by SSI assistant director Ryan Ruddy, the session attracted more than 40 students to learn how to engage in the research field.
Logan Riley, a senior in political science who works for the Thompson Library, presented a sports-specific adaptation of their A+ Research talk on getting started with research. The event followed with two student research presentations:
- SSI research intern Matt Kendig and Naveen Elliot presented "Evaluating 2023 NFL Pass Rush Draft Prospects based on Physical Metrics" (pictured right)
- John Strzalka "Sports Participation Over the Life Course and Adults' Alcohol Use"
The event finished with a panel and Q&A that included all of the previously mentioned students, research director Chris Knoester, Ruddy and Emily Nothnagle.