The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

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The Cooper Institute is committed to S.T.E.M. education and the next generation


DALLAS, TEXAS (February 21, 2015) — Today The Cooper Institute® demonstrated its commitment to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education by attending the Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) as Special Award Judges. More than 1,000 budding scientists from Dallas-Fort Worth junior high and high schools presented original research projects in various science categories, like Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Engineering, Microbiology and Plant Sciences. Winners will be invited to attend the Texas State Science & Engineering Fair. 
 
                                         
                                               Dr. Kelly Allums-Featherston and Shelby Epperson


“As international leaders in fitness research and education, we are advocates of S.T.E.M. education and understand the importance of students learning the skills and knowledge essential for their success,” said Laura DeFina, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Institute. “By supporting events such as this, we help elevate S.T.E.M. education as a national priority.”
 
During the fair, The Cooper Institute judges evaluated various projects ranging from measuring the amount of electrolytes in common sports drinks to examining heart rate differences during exercise among athletes and non-athletes. Student presentations were remarkable, showing their enthusiasm for the field and dedication to excellence. The Cooper Institute offered the Special Award to the project that best examined exercise, health, or nutrition, while also adding something new to the field. The impressive presentations left The Cooper Institute confident in the next generation of scientists.  
 
To learn more about the Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, please click here.