Landon Hamilton

Occupation:
Student/TA

Education:
University of Colorado Boulder - Current
University of Texas at Austin - M.A.
Miami University - B.S.

I began my academic career at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. While at Miami, I was a member of the Miami University Rugby Football Club as well as treasurer. These interests led me to study abroad in Australia where I was also a starting member of the 2007 Premiere Champion Central Queensland University Rugby Team.

My educational pursuits continued at the University of Texas at Austin where I received my Master’s in Movement Science, emphasizing in Motor Performance/Control. I worked under the guidance of Drs. Waneen Spirduso and Larry Abraham in the Motor Performance/Control - Aging Laboratory with additional guidance from Dr. Tim Eakin. Also while at UT, I was a member and President of the internationally ranked UT Grad Rugby team.

Relevant professional experience at UT includes:
UTeach Outreach - GA
This program provides the opportunity to undergraduate students at the university to prepare and teach science lessons to classrooms (K-6) in AISD. These lessons and activities introduce basic phenomena from related sciences such as chemistry and physics while emphasizing the requirements for TEKS as well as Austin’s Instructional Planning Guides.

This program also works to give undergraduate students the chance to get out in the community and share their knowledge and enthusiasm about science to the AISD classrooms. Through this, they provide kids hands-on projects but more importantly spark their curiosity about the applications of science. The program focuses to serve mainly schools that have had poor performance on TAKS testing in the past.