Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Hands On: Undergraduate Research

Kinesiology students and faculty mentors are leading the way in Undergraduate Research opportunities. UNCG’s MARC-U Star Fellows Program allows undergraduate students studying in a biomedical or behavioral science field to get hands on access to research, a faculty mentor, and so much more.

Our Kinesiology faculty mentors, Dr. Laurie Wideman and Dr. Erin Reifsteck, have been working with UNCG students to prepare them for a future in research.

Dr. Wideman is working directly with our own, Lauren Dorn. Lauren is an outstanding student in the classroom, and in the field. This senior presented her work last year at the Undergraduate Research Expo held here at UNCG, and her poster has been accepted at a MARC Conference in Georgia this September. Great work, Lauren!

Lauren D & Laurie Wideman

Erin Reifsteck & Alexis R

MARC U Fellows Information

If this sounds interesting to you, and you’re currently a student with at least two full years remaining at UNCG, check out their website links below:

MARC program website ( and funding information (

Click this link to go to the MARC Student Profiles to see our students and faculty!