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NYSP campers learn about science, math and technology through robotics workshop

Campers interact with MARS team members

What better way to introduce children to science, technology, engineering and math than through sports and exercise? During this summer’s WVU National Youth Sports Program, the Mountaineer Area RoboticS team, (MARS) stopped by to share their passion about competitive robotics and mental skills. 

Eleven MARS volunteers visited NYSP to promote interest in STEM education. They incorporated their knowledge about robotics in NYSP activities, engaging the campers through active learning. 

Sport management grad brings talents to MAC

Headshot Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall’s time playing under head soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown translated into a passion for student-athlete development. At West Virginia University, she blends her enthusiasm for sponsorship and donor work with the creation of interactive, student-athlete focused fan activities throughout the year.

Faculty member co-authors guide featuring mindfulness research

Sam Zizzi headshot

An SEP faculty member blended a worldwide group of experts in a publication highlighting mindful, joyful living.

Sam Zizzi, Dr. Pat Fehl Endowed Professor, along with  Mark B. Andersen, an adjunct professor at Halmstad University in Sweden, published “Being Mindful in Sport and Exercise Psychology: Pathways for Practitioners and Students.”