outreach Archive

Critical Studies Working Group

May 14, 2018

The Critical Studies Working Group (CSWG) is an interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach team housed in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. We work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across all levels of education (pre-K through higher education) and are dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary, critical research to mitigate marginalization and inequity in […]

Wellness Retreat 2018

May 7, 2018

School of Kinesiology Mindfulness-Based Performance and Health Optimization Objective The 2018 Wellness Retreat will facilitate a holistic approach to performance and health optimization for members of the Auburn/Opelika Community. Specifically, we will host a campus-wide retreat incorporating mindfulness-based techniques including, but not limited to, Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition, and Hydration. This particular retreat is designed to […]

O Grows has a busy Spring ahead – come out and support them!

April 17, 2018

Opelika Grows, or O Grows as it is more commonly known, has several events lined up this Spring. Please see the schedule below and find a way to support this important community organization led by our own Professor Sean Forbes. April 21 (Saturday)–Opening of the Opelika Community Garden for 2018. Local residents will be able […]

COE grad student Jacob Helf wins Mason Fellowship, will teach earth science, physics

March 26, 2018

Jacob Helf, a Master’s student in Science Education, has been named this year’s winner of the Mason Fellowship, given to just one pre-service science teacher in the state. Helf, who grew up in Homewood, wants to inspire high school students to understand the world we live in. The fellowship is awarded by the Alabama Academy […]

Witte wins Presidential Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in Adult Continuing Education

November 14, 2017

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) recently presented the 2017 AAACE Presidential Award to James E. Witte, Ph.D., Professor in the Adult Education program in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology in the Auburn University College of Education. Witte was recognized for his outstanding contributions and innovative leadership to the […]

Hypertension and Vascular Health Lab – Michael Brown, Ph.D.

October 12, 2017

< KINESIOLOGY LABS Our research program focuses on hypertension, vascular health, and exercise in African Americans. Our research uses complementary human and cell models to address research questions. Specifically, we focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which changes in lifestyle factors lead to beneficial changes in both conventional and non-conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors. We […]

SERC collects donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

September 20, 2017

The College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling (SERC) collected donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey in and around Houston. Organized by Dr. Evelyn Hunter, collections included bottled water and packaged snacks, baby wipes and diapers, clothing, toiletries, and linens. They managed to fill up over a dozen large boxes, which were […]

EGLE Camp Empowers Girls through Leadership and Exercise

September 13, 2017

Danielle Wadsworth, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, launched the Empowering Girls through Leadership and Exercise (EGLE) camp this summer for third through sixth grade girls. Eleven young ladies from the Auburn-Opelika area attended the camp June 19-22 at the School of Kinesiology in Wadsworth’s Exercise Adherence and Motivation Lab. The campers kept […]

COE Elementary Camp provides valuable experience for preservice teachers

September 7, 2017

For three weeks in June, elementary school students from in and around Lee County engaged in activities designed to improve their skills and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This was done through a wide variety of integrated activities in areas such as structures and robotics, all designed to promote STEM learning while […]

College of Education SERC, KINE students participate in Autism Respite weekend

August 4, 2017

On July 7-9, 2017, Auburn University students from Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling (SERC), along with students from the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology, volunteered for a Camp Autism Respite Event (CARE) at Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin. The students spent one-on-one time with children on the autism spectrum while parents attended classes presented […]

Elementary Education “STEM” Summer Camp

January 31, 2017

Rising 3rd-5th grade students are invited to join the excitement! The camp will promote summer learning success with hands-on discovery activities and technology-rich experiences. STEM is the interdisciplinary and applied approach of science, technology, engineering, and math within a curriculum-based framework which engages students in authentic, meaningful learning environments. Literacy, language arts, and social science […]

Students study complex world issues, engage in debates

August 9, 2016

For the 29th consecutive year, Auburn University hosted the World Affairs Youth Seminar (WAYS). The seminar is the oldest educational outreach camp at Auburn University, and one of Auburn’s very few non-STEM related academic camps. WAYS attracts high school students from across the country, who come to Auburn in early July to live on campus, […]

SERC summer program helps develop well-rounded Special Education teachers

July 13, 2016

The Auburn University summer program for students with disabilities was held at Richland Road Elementary School in Auburn for the entire month of June. The program has been held every summer for the past several years. Directed by Dr. Doris Hill, the program is an innovative collaboration between the College of Education’s Department of Special […]

Truman Pierce Institute hosts L.E.A.D. campers

June 29, 2016

Every summer in early June, a group of high school students from nearby Loachapoka, Alabama, come to Auburn to spend a week on campus. They stay in campus dorms, eat in campus dining facilities, and engage in a wide variety of academic, cultural, and team-building activities. This year’s camp, according to co-director Christopher Wooten, was […]

Auburn’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter wins national award

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), is one of the largest and most prestigious international honor societies for scholars in the field of education. Alpha Phi, which is Auburn University’s chapter of KDP, has an 84-year history on Auburn’s campus, honoring and promoting excellence in the field of education. This year, Alpha Phi was selected for a […]

COE hosts first-ever Elementary Camp

Summer is a very exciting and busy time here in the Auburn University College of Education. For many years our faculty members have hosted several well-known, highly-successful summer camp and enrichment activities. And now a new one has been added: Elementary Summer Camp. “This was our first year of having a summer enrichment program for […]

Music Education Technology

March 17, 2016

Learn music education technology at Auburn University! Auburn’s music education program offers several online graduate-level music education technology courses. Current graduate students can earn TI:ME (Technology In Music Education) Certification.   If you are not an Auburn student, you can apply and take a course as a non-degree seeking student! SUMMER 2018 CTMU 7556* (or 7550) – Applications of Technology in Music Education (3 Credit […]

Auburn University Youth Orchestra

March 9, 2016

Auburn University Youth Orchestra (AUYO) began as Tiger Strings and has grown over the last three years to include ensembles for beginning string musicians (Concertino Strings) and more advanced players (Youth Orchestra). AUYO is a partnership outreach initiative through the Auburn University Department of Curriculum and Teaching Music Education program, Auburn University Department of Music, Auburn Arts […]

TPI coordinator Linda Dean attends conference on ‘Shakespeare in Prisons’

February 11, 2016

Linda H. Dean, special projects coordinator at Truman Pierce Institute (TPI), recently attended the Shakespeare in Prisons/Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference at Notre Dame University. Conference sessions focused on the use of Shakespeare and drama with incarcerated individuals for rehabilitation and intervention. Participation was limited to 100 attendees from throughout the world. Presenters included Rob Pensafini, […]

Performance and Health Optimization Center

January 28, 2016

<School of Kinesiology The Performance and Health Optimization Center is a compilation of research laboratories, outreach programs, and individualized assessments designed to help people achieve maximum outcomes in health, fitness, and sports performance. The Center is housed in the Kinesiology building located on Auburn University’s campus in Auburn, Alabama. The laboratories contain specialized equipment and […]

Opportunities in the Peace Corps

November 5, 2015

Come learn about exciting international opportunities to put your education to work helping others by building peace, promoting education and understanding, and developing sustainable environments around the world.

Burgess Takes Auburn Lessons to Class Room, Guatemala Orphanage

October 23, 2015

Jenna Burgess is a 2015 graduate of the College of Education’s Early Childhood Education program. She grew up in Madison, Alabama but always knew she would be an Auburn Tiger and a teacher. “It’s funny, but ever since I was in Kindergarten I knew I wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher!” she exclaimed. “My cousins […]

Anti-Bullying Summit Recognized in International Newspaper

October 19, 2015

The College of Education’s Truman Pierce Institute, along with the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education, hosted the fifth annual Anti-Bullying Summit in June. The Summit provides teachers, school administrators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn ways to address the pervasive issue […]

8th Annual Run to Read

October 14, 2015

Join us Saturday, October 24th for the 8th Annual Run to Read to be held at Floral Park in Opelika! Activities include a 1.5 mile walk, 5k race, 8k, children races and inflatable.

Educational Leadership International Experience: Australia

Vision To create competent and collaborative leaders who understand the dispositions needed to lead in a diverse world. Mission To provide an exemplary international learning experience that is challenging and relevant to educational leaders. We wish to enhance the global context and experiences of those who will be leading Alabama schools. We desire to equip […]

Korea Study Abroad and Global Studies Initiative

October 13, 2015

Working in collaboration with the College of Education, the Office of University Outreach at Auburn University, and the College of Education at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the Korea Study Abroad and Global Studies Initiative was developed by Drs. Suhyun Suh and John Dagley in 2008 and continues into 2015. The program provides graduate studies […]

Poverty Simulation

September 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) Marriott Robert Trent Jones Grand National – 3700 RTJ Drive – Opelika, AL 36801 Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; Sandra Little and Dianna Tullier Our society suffers from a lack of understanding and empathy concerning the realities of poverty. Just […]

Persistent Issues in History Network

September 24, 2015

Mission We seek to develop and support a community of master teachers who are skilled in engaging their students in problem-based historical inquiry (PBHI). We believe that pre-collegiate history study should develop citizens who can critically weigh evidence for historical claims and use content knowledge generated from sound historical analysis to inform their decisions about […]

Studio STEM

Studio STEM is a three-year afterschool and summer program in rural Appalachia funded by the National Science Foundation. The project uses a design-based science approach to help youth learn about engineering design and energy conservation. An interdisciplinary curriculum is infused with digital tools and social media to enhance and extend the experience. During the first 18 months […]

Mathematics Professional Learning Communities

PROFESSIONAL MATHEMATICS LEARNING COMMUNITIES Marilyn Strutchens, Ph.D., and W. Gary Martin, Ph.D., along with partners developed Professional Mathematics Learning Communities. The Developing Effective Mathematics Learning Communities (DEMLC) project was funded by the Auburn University Intramural Grant Program with additional funding for participant support from the East Alabama Regional Inservice Center (EARIC). Its goal is to increase participation among underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups […]

Pangelinan’s Research Combines Movement, Family, Developmental Disabilities

September 21, 2015

Dr. Melissa Pangelinan, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, is the co-director of the Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab. The lab seeks to better understand how movement ability and physical activity participation affect brain and physical development in children and adolescents – particularly those with developmental disabilities such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, […]

Physical Education Pedagogy Research Group

September 18, 2015

< KINESIOLOGY LABS The Physical Education Pedagogy Research Group’s specialty is the theory and practice of physical education. The the physical education/teacher education (P.E.T.E.) faculty members create and study physical education environments that help children achieve an active lifestyle that will continue throughout adulthood. P.E.T.E. is the intersection between sport and education. GOALS: To produce doctoral […]

Thermal and Infrared Imaging Lab – Dave Pascoe, Ph.D.

September 17, 2015

< Kinesiology Labs The Thermal and Infrared Imaging Lab features a 12’ by 12’ environmental chamber. It allows our researchers to investigate climatic conditions between 140 degrees Celsius to -40 degrees Celsius, and 10 to 80 percent humidity. The lab also has exercise equipment such as treadmills, cycle ergometers, and velodyne equipment.  Researchers can perform […]

Exercise Adherence and Motivation Lab – Danielle Wadsworth, Ph.D.

< Kinesiology Labs The Exercise Adherence and Motivation Lab is led by Danielle Wadsworth, Ph.D. The lab investigates physical activity behavior change and psychophysiological research. This research focuses on increasing physical activity participation and adherence through planning theory-based interventions. Many of the studies examine what factors motivate people to exercise and adhere to an exercise regimen over a […]

East Alabama Regional Inservice Center

September 14, 2015

Serving fifteen school districts in east Alabama, the East Alabama Regional Inservice Center (EARIC) provides professional development, resources, and services for teachers and administrators.

Truman Pierce Institute

September 13, 2015

Chartered in 1982 as a research and outreach unit in the College of Education, our institute is devoted to the study and improvement of teaching, learning, and leadership. Our work focuses on ways to improve schools and communities by creating partnerships, conducting research, and providing programs to meet the needs of schools and communities. Purposes […]

Physical Education Pedagogy – Sheri Brock, Ph.D.

September 9, 2015

< KINESIOLOGY LABS Sheri Brock, Ph.D. addresses curricular innovation and teaching strategies. These are aimed at enhancing student learning and social interactions during participation in physical education and sport.    

Physical Education Pedagogy – Alice Buchanan, Ph.D.

< KINESIOLOGY LABS Alice Buchanan, Ph.D. focuses her research on individuals with disabilities and physical activity. The research has two subfoci: research with children and teachers on the benefits of positive behavior support in physical education; and on young adults with autism spectrum disorder and physical activity and transition. See Buchanan’s Publications.

Physical Education Pedagogy – Peter Hastie, Ph.D.

< Kinesiology Labs The focus of Peter Hastie’s research is sport education. It is a curriculum and instructional model developed and researched in the late 1990s. The theory behind the Sport Education Model is creating seasons of sports, whereby students are members of athletic teams. It also focuses on student-centered instruction rather than teacher-centered instruction. The teaching of […]

Sport Biomechanics Lab – Wendi Weimar, Ph.D.

September 8, 2015

< Kinesiology Labs The Sport Biomechanics Lab is an applied science laboratory that consults with professional athletes, college athletes, and people from the general community. The researchers analyze movements of the body to improve performance. Wendi Weimar, Ph.D. is the director of the lab. Weimar’s research focuses on the function of the lower extremity, specifically […]

Sports Medicine and Movement Lab – Gretchen Oliver, Ph.D.

<KINESIOLOGY LABS The Sports Medicine and Movement Lab studies sport biomechanics and provides evidence-based injury prevention protocols. Director Gretchen Oliver, Ph.D., FACSM, ATC, and her doctoral students specialize in kinematics, motion analysis, functional assessment, and injury prevention. Gretchen Oliver’s research focuses on injury prevention in youth, collegiate, and professional athletes, and provides strengthening, stretching, and […]

Warrior Research Center

Mission To help the United States Armed Forces maximize readiness through improved Warrior health and wellness, physical and technical performance, and equipment in order to fight and win in the 21st century battle space.  The Warrior Research Center (WRC): develops protocols to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries; develops improved rehabilitation and treatments […]

Center for Disability Research & Policy Studies

OUR VISION Translating research into actions that improve the lives of people with disabilities. VISION STATEMENTS The Center for Disability Research & Policy Studies would like to achieve the following over the next five (5) years: Become a state, regional and national resource of research and policy studies for people with disabilities. Develop models for policy […]

Neuromechanics Lab – JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D.

<Kinesiology Labs The Neuromechanics Laboratory investigates the neuromuscular and physiological effects of orthopedic and neuromuscular injury. Namely, injury prevention and injury treatment, including rehabilitation and therapeutic methods used to treat those injuries, with a focus on evidence/science-based practice. JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, is the director of the lab, as well as the director of […]

Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab – Mary Rudisill, Ph.D.

< Kinesiology Labs The Pediatric Movement & Physical Activity Lab conducts research geared toward youth motor skill development and sport skill development. The Lab creates instructional climates designed to promote life-long physical activity for all people, from childhood through adulthood. Mary Rudisill, Ph.D, is the director of the lab, as well as the director of […]

Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab – Melissa Pangelinan, Ph.D.

<Kinesiology Labs The Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab uses state-of-the-art brain and body imaging, as well as neurocognitive and movement assessments, to better understand how movement ability and physical activity participation affect brain and motor development in children and adolescents. Melissa Pangelinan, Ph.D., is the director of the Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab. The […]

Performance and Exercise Psychophysiology Lab (PEP) – Matt Miller, Ph.D.

<Kinesiology Labs The Performance and Exercise Psychophysiology (PEP) Lab’s general objective is to enhance motor performance and health. More specifically, they seek to uncover the bases of motor learning and performance, as well as how to capitalize on these bases in order to enhance learning and performance. Additionally, they strive to understand why people choose […]

Physical Education Pedagogy – Jared Russell, Ph.D.

< KINESIOLOGY LABS In Physical Education Teacher Education, Jared Russell, Ph.D., seeks to promote diverse climates and to study the relationships among students, teachers, and interns. His research initiated with physical education diversity and has expanded to diversity in other areas. His scholarship and outreach efforts focus on issues of diversity in higher education, graduate student […]

Transforming East Alabama Mathematics

September 4, 2015

TEAM-Math is a partnership of fifteen school districts, Auburn University, Tuskegee University and business partners, who have a common goal of improving mathematics education in East Alabama. Our mission is to enable all students to understand, utilize, communicate, and appreciate mathematics as a tool in everyday situations in order to become life-long learners and productive […]

Opelika Grows

September 3, 2015

Our project models an approach to civic engagement that relies on local capital and capacity to address local needs.

Kinesiology Hosts Movement Camp for Loachapoka Students

August 26, 2015

For two weeks in June the School of Kinesiology hosted a camp for children in grades K-6 from nearby Loachapoka Elementary School. “This program reflects a longstanding desire by the School of Kinesiology to connect with the greater community which it serves in outreach activities that are in line with Auburn University’s land-grant mission,” said […]

Truman Pierce Institute Hosts Camps, Summer Enrichment

During the second week of June, the Truman Pierce Institute (TPI) hosted two sets of students for summer camp activities on Auburn’s main campus. One of the camps welcomed students from nearby Loachapoka, Alabama, and was called the Loachapoka Exploring Auburn Days (L.E.A.D.). The other session was the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Camp. These […]

Transition Leadership Academy Brings Local Transition Teams to Auburn University

July 17, 2015

Over two separate three-day sessions in June, the College of Education’s Auburn Transition Leadership Institute (ATLI) hosted scores of special education teachers, general educators, administrators, and counselors from school districts and communities around the state at its 2015 Transition Leadership Academy. The event was held at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. […]

Kinesiology Hosts Sports Science Camp

June 24, 2015

During the second week of June, the School of Kinesiology hosted 25 high school students at its first-ever Sports Science Camp. The students came to the Auburn campus from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C.  Directed by Kristin Roberts, the Sports Science Camp was conducted by faculty and staff from the School of Kinesiology […]

SERC Summer Program Engages Students and Teachers

June 18, 2015

For the entire month of June, the classrooms and halls of Richland Road Elementary School in Auburn are alive with the sounds of laughter and music as a unique blend of students and teachers (and even bus drivers!) dance and sing, work on academic and social skills, and engage in lively group activities and special […]

Kinesiology Celebrates Olympic Day June 20

June 10, 2015

Event will be one of more than 1,000 nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games and will feature Olympians and fun learning activities for students. The spirit of the Olympic Movement will fill Auburn, Alabama as Auburn University’s School of Kinesiology hosts a team handball clinic and tournament, including wheelchair team handball, […]

Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program for 2015

May 20, 2015

The Auburn University Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program begins June 8, 2015. A few spots are still available. This year’s theme is “Summertime in Alabama.” The program runs through July 16. The program director is Dr. Sean Durham, program coordinator for Early Childhood Education in Auburn University’s College of Education. The program is open to […]

Tiger Fit Lab – James McDonald, Ph.D.

April 10, 2015

Some of the tests included in the TigerFit program are: blood lipoprotein analysis; bone mineral density scan; body composition check; pulmonary volumes and function; cardiovascular fitness treadmill; muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. The results of these tests are compiled and given to the individual participant in a complete health and fitness report including CVD risk assessment and an individualized exercise prescription. Group reports are also available as well as health, fitness, and exercise consultation. TigerFit provides these comprehensive tests for anyone interested in starting a safe and effective exercise program.

Auburn Transition Leadership Institute

December 11, 2014

Our mission is to help youth with disabilities achieve successful integration into community life by providing continuous improvement resources to the systems, practitioners, and citizens who assist these young people with their transition to adulthood.

Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership

The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) is a partnership of institutions of higher education and K-12 schools, districts, and other organizations. The group works collaboratively to redesign secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs. Organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, MTE-Partnership has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust.  […]

Kinesiology Labs

Our state-of-the-art building houses 20 laboratories, from Biomechanics and Physiology, to Motor Learning and Physical Education. Each faculty member directs a lab and mentors students in research techniques and applying theories. Our work is published in several journals in the science and health sector, making a name for Auburn University School of Kinesiology.

Auburn’s Transition Leadership Academy

June 11, 2014

The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, part of the Auburn University College of Education, held a Transition Leadership Academy June 8 – June 10. The Academy offers assistance and guidance to transition practitioners and administrators as they set goals and develop plans to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in their secondary schools. “Transition” is a […]

Global Studies in Education – South Korea

October 12, 2012

Our outreach program is sponsored by Korean automotive companies located in East Alabama, all in the vicinity of Auburn, Alabama. The program goals are to help teachers and administrators in Alabama increase knowledge of Korean culture and Korean educational systems; promote appreciation of diversity and global education; and develop skills and knowledge to teach Korean culture and the value of diversity to students. Program Activities The […]