The kinesiology department in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 17 in room 108 of the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium to unveil its new Sport and Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL.) The full press release .

Two years of payouts from the Athletics Enhancement Endowment are being used to assist with the funding of the lab for a total of $7k.

Dr. David Szymanski, the Eva Cunningham Endowed Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology, serve as the primary investigators within the SMSL, though other kinesiology faculty are also associated with research within the SMSL. Szymanski is an internationally renowned researcher, primarily focusing on factors associated with enhancing sport performance, baseball and softball performance, and strength and conditioning.

Szymanski: “I hope that our athletic department and sports coaches at Louisiana Tech, in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff, will be interested in having the athletes assessed and monitored as this could help to potentially reduce injuries, enhance sports performance and help recruit and retain athletes.”