HDFS 494: STRONG Kids now accepting applications for 2016-2017

The Family Resiliency Center is currently accepting applications for the HDFS 494 undergraduate research course.  Applications are due April 8th. They will be reviewed and interviews conducted the last few weeks of April. Students are eligible if they

  • Will have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing by Fall 2016
  • 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
  • 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.

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

Additional information about this course, as well as a downloadable application can be found on our website at:  http://familyresiliency.illinois.edu/students.html.  The application and flyer are also attached.

Please contact: Jill Bowers, Coordinator (bowers5@illinois.edu)  if you have any questions.


Jen Themanson

Project Coordinator


The Family Resiliency Center

University of Illinois