Projects and Research

McNair Scholar, Salma Hussein (2010)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota’s all-female basketball program, as well as explore future programming opportunities.

For more information about Salma’s McNair Scholar work click here.

Check Out Hussein’s McNair Research Poster



Co-Design Project (2013-2015)

Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) State Reserve Funds

Full title: Impact of Culturally Sensitive Apparel Co-Design on the Physical Activity of East African Adolescent Girls


The Co-Design project centered on working with East African adolescent girls to co-design a garment for physical activity that is functional, culturally sensitive, and aesthetically appealing. This was achieved by utilizing a community based participatory research approach and including girls from the G.I.R.L.S. program and the community throughout the entire project–from conception, to the design process, to the apparel production, to the dissemination of the garment and results of the project.

For more information on this line of research visit the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

The Team:

Community Partners & G.I.R.L.S. Program:

University of Minnesota: