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Gardner-Webb Exercise Science Students Present Research at Undergraduate Conference

From left, Avery Bridges, Garrison Hobbs, Keshaun Brown and Jamiel Colon, presented research on "Bodyweight and Limb Length of College-Age Males Compared to 1 Rep Max on Bench Press and Deadlifts.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—A dozen students from Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Exercise Science recently attended the Integrating Research in Science (IRIS) conference at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Gardner-Webb delegation was one of 21 groups that participated in the poster presentation section of the event.

Augustin Garcia completed his research with Valeria
Ruffo (not pictured): “Does Mentholated Ointment Have
an Effect on Aerobic Exercise in Soccer Players.

This student-led conference brought together the realms of STEM and STEM-related fields. The one-day event allows undergraduate students to promote their research, network among professors and peers, and prepare for their academic and professional careers by attending expert panels. Learn more about the conference, here.

Alena Ivanov, from left, Nicholas J. Cobble, Joshua L. Parra
and Traci L. Cross (not pictured) did their research on the
“Effect of Blood Flow Restriction on Blood Lactate During
Biceps Brachii Curls in 20 Recreational Collegiate Weightlifters.”
From left, Madalyn G. Schnur, Atley Banks, Trista Williams, Zoe
G. Mina, and Natalie Spencer pose on the campus of Wake
Forest.

The following students attended the conference and/or participated in designing the poster presentations:

  • “The Effect of Blood Flow Restriction on Blood Lactate During Biceps Brachii Curls in 20 Recreational Collegiate Weightlifters” — Nicholas J. Cobble, Joshua L. Parra, *Alena Ivanov, and *Traci L. Cross.
  • “Does Mentholated Ointment Have an Effect on Aerobic Exercise in Soccer Players?” — Augustin Garcia, and Valeria Ruffo.
  • “Bodyweight and Limb Length of College-Age Males Compared to 1 Rep Max on Bench Press and Deadlifts” — Garrison Hobbs, Jamiel Colon, Avery Bridges, and Keshaun Brown.
  • “The Effect of Caffeine on a 100-Meter Sprint in College Students” — Zoe G. Mina, Madalyn G. Schnur, and *Lacy E. Brooks.
  • “Does Timing of Carbohydrate Intake Prior to Exercise Influence the Performance of a One-Mile Run for Healthy College-Age Females?” — Trista Williams, Natalie Spencer, Atley Banks, and *Kendal Vest.

Students marked with an asterisk were unable to attend the conference.

Left to right, Trista Williams, Atley Banks and Natalie Spencer studied how the timing of carbohydrate intake influence performance on a one-mile run. Not pictured is Kendal Vest.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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