National Biomechanics Day 2018

Yesterday was our favorite day of the year, once again! No, not Christmas (though we do love presents)… it was National Biomechanics Day! We had nearly 250 students and teachers come visit us at NC State. Due to having so many visitors, we split the event between Engineering Building 3 (our home) and the nearby Hunt Library. The visiting students had a great time, and we like to think they learned something. The scientists also had a great time getting students more excited about biomechanics.

 

We can’t wait until 2019!  In the meantime, check out some photos of our lab in action.

Students check out a 3-pt bending system to learn about material deformation and failure

Nicholas shows students how we can use Laser Doppler Flowmetry to measure blood flow

Jon talks about muscle moment arm and why a longer moment arm makes lifting a weight easier

Emily has students jump on a force plate to measure jump force versus hang time

Alex teaches students about different ways we can immobilize fractures for better healing