Featured Projects

Department of Educational and Psychological Studies

 

August 3, 2016

Miami Engagement

Dr. Scot Evans along with faculty in the Department of History – lead professor Dr. Robin Bachin Assistant Provost and Director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, and the School of Communication – ProfessorTsitsi Wahisi , supported by funds from the Teagle Foundation, created and taught a new undergraduate multidisciplinary course “Miami Engagement” that explores the Miami Community from the lens of public history, media and social change. The course […]
August 3, 2016

Partnership between the IIFC and the South Miami Children’s Clinic

A partnership between the EPS training clinic for the Counseling Master’s and Doctoral Program, The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) directed by Dr. Perez-Lima with office management by Ms. Jacqueline Ojeda, and the South Miami Children’s Clinic created a referral agreement with the South Miami Children’s Clinic and Dr. Tina Scott – who has been providing pediatric services to the community for uninsured children and families since 2007. Dr. Scott’s […]
August 3, 2016

Partnership with Breakthrough Miami

Our partnership with Breakthrough Miami, initiated by Dr. Guerda Nicolas brings hundreds of students and staff to our campus for Breakthrough Miami’s College Bound Program on Saturdays throughout the academic year and for six weeks in the summer, and provides curriculum development and research opportunities for UM faculty and students for evaluating effectiveness and understanding achievement. Also, we are hosting the Summer Breakthrough Teaching Residency Program, where top college students competitively selected […]
August 3, 2016

Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-integrated Traits

Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-integrated Traits was funded by Drs. Blaine Fowers’ (EPS) and Brad Cokelet’s (Philosophy) grant from the Self, Motivation, and Virtues (SMV) project, funding for which came from the Templeton Foundation. The project begins on Sept 1st 2016 and is funded through May 201. The project represents an unique interdisciplinary partnership between psychology and philosophy to examine the “virtue” as an intersection of the two fields and representative of […]

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

 

August 3, 2016

TREES

A joint collaboration between the Departments of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, and Teaching and Learning, project Transformative Robotics Experience for Elementary Students (TREES), aims to build elementary age students’ content knowledge in robotics and computer science more broadly by fostering their disciplinary engagement and participation within a humanoid robots-programming environment. Fourth and fifth grade students from a collaborating school will participate in a semester long course with a final project that involves bringing the […]
August 3, 2016

Concussions in Sports

Dr. Tywan Martin and Dr. Warren Whisenant from the Sport Administration Programs along with Dr. Kysha Harriell and Justin Tatman from the Athletic Training Program, have teamed up to examine Concussions in Sports in order to integrate knowledge from our two fields to increase concussion awareness and improve sport safety. The first projected surveyed the perceptions of concussions by key athletic personnel, the perceived impact of concussions on high school participation rates, […]
August 3, 2016

Guardrails

Guardrails is a service based research project based out of the University of Miami. We work to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases by encouraging healthy standards of behavior which act as guardrails, forcing a conscious redirection towards wellness and health optimization.
August 3, 2016

Yoga, Power, and Movement Analyses for Parkinson’s Disease

At the Max Orovitz Laboratories, Drs. Joseph Signorile and Moataz Eltoukhy and their graduate students, Meng Ni (now a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University), Anoop Balachandran (now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida), and Melanie Potiaumpai and Jeonghoon Oh, have been working on interventions and evaluation tools to improve physical function and joie de vivre in persons with Parkinson’s disease.  Their initial studies, “Comparative impact of power training and high-speed […]

Department of Teaching and Learning

 

August 5, 2016

Inspire “U” Academy

Dr. Wendy Cavendish, along with partners at Booker T. Washington Senior High School and UM’s Office of Academic Enhancement, developed the Inspire U Academy program for developmental peer mentoring of high school students with college aspirations. Inspire “U” Academy is a mentoring program that offers structured on-campus events, college preparation activities, and student led workshops where high school student participants have the opportunity to develop positive relationships with UM undergraduate student leaders. […]
August 4, 2016

IF Club – Imagine the Future

Project Imagine the Future (Project IF) aims to engage middle school students in producing multimedia science fictions through integrated and collaborative learning. The learning goals include developing digital skills, learning STEM practices, forming creative habits of mind, and exploring different careers. The initial ideas for Project IF were first developed during Spring 2014 when Dr. Ji Shen’s research group developed an online learning system. Another core faculty member, Dr. Blaine Smith, joined […]
August 3, 2016

TREES

A joint collaboration between the Departments of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, and Teaching and Learning, project Transformative Robotics Experience for Elementary Students (TREES), aims to build elementary age students’ content knowledge in robotics and computer science more broadly by fostering their disciplinary engagement and participation within a humanoid robots-programming environment. Fourth and fifth grade students from a collaborating school will participate in a semester long course with a final project that involves bringing the […]