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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

Jackelyn Hidalgo-Mendez

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Name: Jackelyn Hidalgo-Mendez

Major: Kinesiology

Year: Senior

McNair Faculty Mentor: Judy Schultz

Research Title: Parental Reports of Physical Activity Participation and Characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorder in Elementary School Children

Research Interests:

Physical activity practices and fitness levels

Physical activity motivation

Obesity Prevention

Strengthening schools and communities that shape youth development

Motor learning and motor control in developmental disabled populations

Plans for the Future: Furthering my education at a graduate school

Experience and development as a McNair Scholar: While with the McNair Scholars Program, I had the chance to design and conduct original research under close guidance of faculty mentor, Dr. Judy A. Schultz from the Department of Education. My research aimed to contribute towards the larger field of scholarship that evaluates the relationship between a chronic condition and disabilities with physical activity lifestyles. The abilities that I gained through this research experience are highly applicable to future research, and will correspondingly help me succeed as a graduate student.