Abstract Title

Flash Fitness

Abstract

There are over forty-thousand students currently enrolled at Kent State University. Since the main recreational center was built, there has been a 30% upsurge of students belonging to the Flash community, resulting in overcrowding. Aside from the surplus of bodies at the rec-facility, for many the distance from much of student activity is a major inconvenience. Our project of an additional indoor recreational center focuses on directly fixing this problem. Through much research, we believe that this is an achievable goal. We plan to conduct interviews with many important figures who will play a role in this process such as the head of recreational services, a campus architect, and a member from the space committee. Also, we will survey members of the student body and see if they would like another recreational facility and what all they would like to see in it. We understand the budget of a project like this can be astronomical, however we also know that in the Master Plan there is a current proposal for a new satellite recreational facilities. Our group completely backs the foundation of this proposal, and wants to do everything possible to make it as successful and as student-approving as possible. A project like this will most likely not finish until years after we are gone from the University, but to be a part of something that will significantly improve this beautiful campus for future students gives us a sense of accomplishment that will last forever.

Modified Abstract

In hopes of a better Kent State University, we are working towards adding another recreational center on campus. With the number of students at Kent increasing rapidly over the years, and the distance for many students on campus, a new rec-facility would be very beneficial. Through guidance and interviews from the head of recreational services, a campus architect, and a member from the space committee, we hope to gain vital information about what needs to be done to succeed. Also, through surveys of current Flashes, we plan to learn what types of accessories would make a new recreational center as beneficial to the student body as possible. From our findings and the proposal of the Master Plan, we believe our project can become a reality.

Research Category

Professional Practice, Outreach, Engagement

Primary Author's Major

Nursing

Mentor #1 Information

Ms. Noelle Elliott

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Architecture | Education | Health and Physical Education

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Flash Fitness

There are over forty-thousand students currently enrolled at Kent State University. Since the main recreational center was built, there has been a 30% upsurge of students belonging to the Flash community, resulting in overcrowding. Aside from the surplus of bodies at the rec-facility, for many the distance from much of student activity is a major inconvenience. Our project of an additional indoor recreational center focuses on directly fixing this problem. Through much research, we believe that this is an achievable goal. We plan to conduct interviews with many important figures who will play a role in this process such as the head of recreational services, a campus architect, and a member from the space committee. Also, we will survey members of the student body and see if they would like another recreational facility and what all they would like to see in it. We understand the budget of a project like this can be astronomical, however we also know that in the Master Plan there is a current proposal for a new satellite recreational facilities. Our group completely backs the foundation of this proposal, and wants to do everything possible to make it as successful and as student-approving as possible. A project like this will most likely not finish until years after we are gone from the University, but to be a part of something that will significantly improve this beautiful campus for future students gives us a sense of accomplishment that will last forever.