Battling a sedentary mindset? Ready to get active? Dr. Sara Powell is ready to help you set some goals. Powell, assistant professor in the kinesiology department at Missouri State University, encourages people to not take on too much too soon, as it’s a recipe for being discouraged. Tips for setting goals Even if you’re working out with a partner, Powell emphasizes that you … [Read more...] about How to set goals for physical activity
When you’re copying a sequence of numbers, it’s easy to get a couple mixed up. The body can do this, too – with greater consequences. “Before the body can fix problems, it must know how to recognize them,” said Megan Westwood, Missouri State University chemistry graduate student. “Errors that don’t get caught by the body can end up causing mutations and … [Read more...] about Fostering research and representation in STEM
There are two things Dr. Ridwan Sakidja, professor in the department of physics, astronomy and materials science at Missouri State University, is passionate about: computational materials science and interdisciplinary research. Computational materials science involves use of modeling, simulations, theory and data processing. These processes allow researchers to better … [Read more...] about Lower costs, greater applications
Understanding the true quality of something often requires looking below the surface. This is true of land and other natural resources. Dr. Kevin Mickus, distinguished professor of geology, and Dr. Doug Gouzie, professor of geology and departmental director of graduate studies, at Missouri State University recently worked on a local environmental project addressing diesel … [Read more...] about Digging into science below land’s surface
How did early American Protestants respond to disease and suffering? What role did religion play in their response to sickness? In her new book, “The Course of God’s Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America, author Dr. Pippa Koch explores the doctrine of providence – a belief in a divine plan for the world – and its manifestations in 18th century … [Read more...] about What’s the connection between religion and health?