HDFS 494 Research Opportunity

The Family Resiliency Center is currently accepting applications for the HDFS 494: STRONG Kids undergraduate research course.

The STRONG Kids Research Program provides a unique, team-based, hands-on research experience working with over 450 families with children aged 12 months -5 years.



Students are eligible if they:

  • Will have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing by Fall 2018
  • Are available to work regular hours on an assigned research project for 6-9 hours per week
  • Have two, 3 hour blocks of time each week (including one evening)
  • Are able to attend class every other week on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00

The purpose of these two-semester year-long supervised research course is to provide students with a first-hand experience working as part of a research team as well as to help them develop a working knowledge of the theory and applications of transdisciplinary approaches to obesity research. Students will be trained to conduct home visits with participants, collect biometric measurements, administer home food inventories and record findings.

This course is divided into 3 components: Obesity prevention, professional development training, and applied research.


Additional information about this course, as well the application can be found on our website at: http://familyresiliency.illinois.edu/education/undergraduate-students


Applications are due April 23rd


Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted the last week of April.


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