The UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion partnered with the 2018 Roots and Heritage Youth STEAM Summit at the STEAM Academy to showcase the fields of Exercise Science and Physical Education. Drs. Rosie Lanphere, Heather Erwin, and Jill Day lead a group of students volunteering at the summit. Many of the students were from the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Club and the department’s Living Learning Program. Their goal was to encourage, inspire, and support interest in the fields of Exercise Science and Physical Education.
The mission of the Roots and Heritage Festival Youth Summit was:
• to encourage, inspire, and support interest in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematical disciplines
for elementary, middle and high school students in low-income areas.
• to provide hands-on science demonstrations and projects for students to gain a deeper understanding, increase
awareness of and provide exposure to STEAM-related activities.
• To bring together teachers, college professors, employees and community volunteers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as a resource and mentors for students expressing an interest in STEAM fields