URSA Engage Program 2013
Position Descriptions for Students to Apply For
Faculty Name & Department/School: Dr. Siew Sun Wong | Nutrition Health Sciences/School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Research Project Title: Better Eating Starts Today (B.E.S.T.) Project – My Food Phone App
The B.E.S.T. Project aims to measure short-term and longer-term impacts of HHS231, Lifetime Fitness for Health, on college students’ lifestyle, mainly, diet quality and physical activity adequacy. Intervention terms occurred in Fall-2012 (n=287) and Winter-2013 (n~250) where learning enhancements are used. Control terms occur in Winter-2013 and Spring-2013 (n~2,400). This USRA-ENGAGE project will evaluate the effectiveness and impact of a smartphone app developed through this project in improving intervention groups’ intakes of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables (compared to tracking food intake using a paper log and a website). Findings will contribute to a larger 5-yr USDA project.
What skills will students obtain in this project?
Student research tasks
Period of work - Spring and Fall
Number of hours per week expected of student: 5-6 hours
Preferred Faculty Contact Information: Siewsun.firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 541-737-5855 (note - applications are NOT sent to mentors - see instructions)
q No: Human SubjectsYes
q Yes X No: Live Vertebrate Animals
q Yes X No: Recombinant DNA Molecules Transgenic Plants or Animal, and/or Infectious Agents of Plants, Animals, or Humans
q Yes X No: Ionizing Radiation
q Yes X No: Chemical Carcinogens
q Yes X No: Scuba Diving, Free Diving
q Yes X No: Small Boating Operations
Approval Number(s) from above, if relevant Approved IRB Protocol #5396
If you are interested in applying for this position, you MUST complete the student application HERE and email it to Dr. Kevin Ahern at email@example.com
Do NOT email your application to the faculty mentor.