Science Spotlight | Celebrating Dr. Steve Blair

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Science Spotlight | Celebrating Dr. Steve Blair

April 9, 2024

ACSM’s From Around Field science series open to students

ACSM’s From Around the Field science webinar series is designed to provide ACSM students and members an opportunity to learn more about the diverse science our members conduct. Join us for informal discussions with our ACSM members to hear more about the topics our researchers study, the general research methodology they use and some of the interesting results their work is generating. In April, Walter Bixby, Ph.D., FACSM, will cover the physical mission requirements of the United States Naval Academy, along with detailing the resources and historical data illustrating the scores across the four-year career of a midshipman. Join us April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT, for this interesting discussion. If you can’t join us live, register and we will send you the recording. Free for ACSM members. Register here.

Join the ACSM Student Volunteer Crew at the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting

ACSM offers students the opportunity to get involved, support the annual meeting and reduce their registration fees through the student volunteer program. Students completing a full volunteer shift will receive a 50% refund of their registration fees. ACSM depends on volunteers to help with important aspects of the conference; this includes the registration area, session monitoring, help desk, logistics and more. Sign up today.

UCS symposium celebrating Dr. Steve Blair scheduled for April 26

The Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health will hold a symposium celebrating the legacy of distinguished Professor Emeritus Steven N. Blair, PED, FACSM. Steve passed away in October of 2023, and as a former ACSM president (1996-97), ACSM Honor Award recipient and Joseph B. Wolfe memorial lecturer, Blair received many of the highest honors in the fields of kinesiology and public health. The symposium will take place in person, with a livestream available on the day of the event for those wishing to attend virtually. The event is free, but both online and virtual participants are asked to register ahead of time. A schedule of the symposium events and details can be found here. To read more about Steve’s legacy, visit the Arnold School of Public Health webpage

Physical Activity Alliance March newsletter

The mission of the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA) is to lead efforts to create, support and advocate policy and system changes that enable all Americans to enjoy physically active lives. The PAA March 2024 newsletter is now available; visit the PAA website for more information.