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Stephen Yang

Stephen Yang

Stephen Yang, Physical Education Department, was an invited speaker at “The Power of Play: Innovations in Getting Active Summit” sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) and Nintendo of America. It was held Jan. 12-13 in San Francisco. The summit organizers wrote, “because of your expertise and specific interests, our team would love to hear your thoughts about “Video games as a gateway to encourage a lifetime of physical activity”; specifically, in providing people with an interactive alternative channel to start moving.” Yang was invited to speak to this cross-disciplinary, invitation-only group on this topic and to interact with the attendees throughout the day. The summit brought together leaders with unique perspectives from the divergent worlds of fitness, science, health care, research and video games. The invitation-only summit selected invitees based on their innovative research, pioneering play and diversity of cross-sector perspectives.