Kinesiology Students Thrive as Charlotte Research Scholars

Engaging summer opportunities are an important part of the educational experience at the College of Health and Human Services, and help students prepare for successful careers in their respective fields. The Charlotte Research Scholars program is one among many summer experiences available to UNC Charlotte students. Two kinesiology undergraduate students earned scholarships for summer 2017.

The Charlotte Research Scholars Program (CRS) is a summer program for high-achieving undergraduate students to gain experience in research and professional development in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This learn-by-doing model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research.In addition to mentored research activities, scholars participate in weekly professional development training to build skills critical to professional success.

Gabriella Kroska

Major: Exercise Science

Summer Program: Charlotte Research Scholar

Topic: Regulation of skeletal muscle myogenesis and metabolism by Micro RNA

Mentor: Joseph S. Marino, PhD

Mentor Department: Kinesiology

Alexandria Ball

Major: Exercise Science

Early Entry Master’s: Kinesiology

Summer Program: Charlotte Research Scholar

Topic: Leadership preferences and measures of effectiveness

Mentor: Nicole Spoor, MPA and MIS

Mentor Department: Atkins Library