September 8, 2014
It is 7,120 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Athens, Georgia, to Seoul, South Korea. For the past five years, UGA students have traveled to Seoul to learn about local government in the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. The most recent group of graduate and undergraduate students made the trip this past summer.
Julianne Schmidt is used to people smacking her research equipment around, knocking into it with their heads and dropping it on the ground. An assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Education, she spends her days studying concussions, and her key tool in the task is a football helmet loaded with sensors.
On Aug. 21, instead of explaining the technology to football players—she uses the UGA football team as her primary source of data—she stood in front of a group of federal legislative staffers, 28 individuals who potentially could influence the funding that flows into her lab.
The Institute for Women's Studies' Friday Speaker Series for fall semester will begin Sept. 12.
Two UGA faculty members have been named Public Service and Outreach Fellows for the 2014 fall semester.