Dr. Victor Lee has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Marriner S. Eccles foundation in support of his efforts to bring new technologies into the classroom to help students engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education through study of their own physical activities. Specifically, this grant has been awarded in support of Dr. Lee’s newer research and development work with high speed cameras that can help students obtain high resolution slow-motion video of their bodies in motion, much like what professional bio-mechanics and exercise scientists use to research and analyze movement. He and doctoral students Min Yuan, Nam Ju Kim, Joel Drake, and Scott Smith will be presenting on some of this research at the upcoming International Conference of the Learning Sciences in Boulder, Colorado.
Some of Dr. Lee’s earlier funded work with youth and physical activity technologies has involved wearable activity trackers and heart rate monitors. He has previously been awarded a NSF CAREER award and the Jan Hawkins Award for early career achievement.
The Marriner S. Eccles foundation is named after the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Eccles was born in Logan, Utah and was a successful businessman involved in banking. Eccles was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Federal Reserve, where he served as Chairman from 1934-1948 and as a board member until 1951. The Marriner S. Eccles foundation awards grants to support a number of educational, artistic, humanitarian, and scientific activities. The foundation is based in Salt Lake City.