Limestone Students To Present Research At International Conference
Limestone College seniors Taylour Hunter and Trellequala Bomar will be presenting professor Dr. Felicia Cavallini’s research entitled “A Broad-Minded, Community Approach to Depict What Lifestyle Physical Activity Could Look Like” at the upcoming Fulbright Association annual conference in Puebla, Mexico.
The research the two Physical Education majors will present this November is based on Cavallini’s Fulbright experience in Canada, which resulted in the “MyLimestone”, and “MyResidence” activity graphics that can be found around campus. The graphics demonstrate how people are able achieve the suggested 150 minutes of physical activity per week within familiar places such as Limestone and within the comfort of their homes.
At the 41st annual conference, Hunter and Bomar will present the graphics in front of an audience that will include diplomats from countries including Bulgaria, France, China, Romania, and Russia. They will have the opportunity to highlight the graphics and demonstrate how they can be adapted to fit any environment across the world.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to speak at an international conference and represent Limestone,” Bomar said. “The activity graphics can be personalized and adopted. I believe it is important that we are able to share the research so that others can use it in their lives.”
“The graphics are a way to show people how they can be active without the barriers and judgement one often finds at a gym,” Hunter noted. “I am thankful to Limestone for this opportunity and I hope that with the help of our presentations, we will be able to encourage the world to become more active and healthy.”
Prior to being approved to speak at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference, Cavallini sent in the proposal, which was later accepted. As part of the acceptance, the Fulbright Committee expressed that the project exemplified the conference’s “Un Mundo, Muchas Voces” or “One World, Many Voices” theme.
“We are so proud that Limestone is able to be one of those voices,” Cavallini said. “It is important that our students are engaged in research and presentations such as this. It is a way to strengthen their life skills in a way that will better their futures.”
Cavallini was awarded the prestigious, internationally distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant for 2014-2015 as a Visiting Research Chair in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Guelph. Cavallini taught and conducted research in collaboration with the faculty and serves as an ambassador to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Canada.