April 6, 2022
by Bridgette Welch
On Wednesday, April 6, students from Howard W. Bishop Middle School were invited to experience body-motion science through a series of activity stations designed by faculty and doctoral students.The activities included demonstrations of the importance of motion tracking, models of traumatic brain injury, illustrations on how movements can be measured in 2D or 3D, and testing balance under various conditions to see how it can be challenged.
Thanks to the American Society of Biomechanics Student Chapter at the University of Florida for bringing together faculty and students within the applied physiology and kinesiology department, biomedical engineering department, mechanical and aerospace engineering department, and the industrial and science engineering department. Through these efforts, the students were able to immerse themselves in activities where science meets fun.
These colleges are hopeful that through this workshop, the subject of biomechanics will begin to be a topic K-12 students world-wide can familiarize themselves with and will enrich the surrounding Gainesville community through the expansion of youth education and interest in STEM.
View this post on Instagram
@BiomechanicsDay 2022 was a success! We celebrated this day with 50+ kids from a local middle school that joined us to learn all about #biomechanics. Thank you to all the labs that participated and represented @UFWertheim, @UF_HHP and @UFPHHP! pic.twitter.com/rsYb5tcdA1— Gator Biomechanics (@Gator_ASB) April 6, 2022