Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development
SMU physiologist and biomechanics researcher Peter G. Weyand was quoted by ESPN writer Josh Moyer in the reporter’s Big Ten Blog for an article about the evolution of the speed and size of college football players.
Weyand leads the SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory and is recognized worldwide as an expert in human running performance and the locomotion of humans and other terrestrial animals. Continue reading
A bold, scientist-backed effort to achieve the impossible within the next five years may benefit all runners—even if the goal remains a moonshot. The work of SMU physiologist and biomechanics researcher Peter G. Weyand was featured in an article in … Continue reading
SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. Walkington’s new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test that idea. Students will describe how linear relationships approximate what they encounter in their everyday lives, such as how they accumulate followers in Instagram or score points in a video game over time Continue reading
The SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory saw a few minutes of play during the SMU-Texas A&M football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
ESPN’s broadcast team stopped by to see the reigning U.S. National 400-meter champion Gil Roberts on the lab’s high-tech treadmill.
Shape magazine reporter Amanda MacMillan has covered the research of SMU researcher Ken Clark, a doctoral student and researcher in the SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory. The lab and research are under the direction of SMU biomechanics expert Peter Weyand, associate professor of applied physiology and biomechanics.
Clark’s and Weyand’s latest research found that the world’s fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds. Continue reading
The new findings indicate that the secret to elite sprinting speeds lies in the distinct limb dynamics sprinters use to elevate ground forces upon foot-ground impact. Continue reading
STEMPREP recruits bright, science-minded minority middle school students for the two-summer classroom phase of STEMPREP, then provides high school students with summer opportunities at research labs. Continue reading
Training principals for new roles is key to new U.S. Department of Education school reforms, according to a new report by researchers at Southern Methodist University.
But insufficient training and support enabling principals to meet these new expectations is leading to a leadership crisis. Twenty percent of newly minted principals leave the profession after two years, and seasoned professionals are opting for early retirement. Continue reading
Popular mommy blogger Ellen Seidman, whose blog “Lovethatmax” focuses on issues related to children identified with a disability, blogged about new SMU education reading research. Led by SMU reading expert Jill H. Allor, the study’s findings offer hope for thousands of children identified with intellectual disability or low IQ.
The four-year, pioneering study is the first large-scale longitudinal study of its kind and was funded by the U.S. Department of Education.