by Evan Dooley
Hello again, from your student representative, Evan Dooley. The student committee has been hard at work over the winter working on interesting professional development opportunities and starting to get ready for the ASB conference coming up in August.
Near-Peer Career Stories series
The ASB Student Committee has partnered with the Early-Career Faculty Affinity Group to bring you the “Near-Peer Career Stories” series. This entirely virtual speaker series brings in three early-career faculty members in various aspects of biomechanics to talk about the path they have taken to get to this point, followed by breakout sessions to give students an opportunity to get to know these faculty members outside of their home institutions. With the high turnout and positive feedback from our first event, we have put a second on the calendar for July and plan to run this seminar every other month moving forward.
We have also added student chapters at University of Nebraska – Omaha, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a North Carolina Joint Chapter including University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The purpose of ASB Student Chapters is to foster connections among ASB-affiliated students and faculty within and across universities. ASB Student Chapters serve to provide intellectual and professional development among students from a wide range of disciplines that contribute to the field of biomechanics. If you are interested in starting an ASB student chapter at your institution, feel free to reach out to me () with any questions you may have. Additionally, feel free to join us for our Meeting of the Student Chapters at the annual conference. We will be sharing what the existing chapters have been working on this year, answering questions about starting chapters, and leaving plenty of time to meet students from other schools.
ASB Biomechanics Trivia
Speaking of conference news, we have received confirmation that the fan-favorite trivia hosting team will be back this year for round two of ASB Biomechanics Trivia, so be sure you’re brushing up on your fun facts and National Biomechanics Day history to help bring your team to victory! Additionally, we have begun organizing both the Academic and Outside of Academic roundtables and will have hosts coming in to answer any and all questions you may have. Including, but not limited to: what’s it like to get started in an industry job? What’s it like to work for the government? What is involved in teaching in academia? Or even, how can I create my own academic brand?
I hope the summer is going well for all of you and please feel free to reach out about any ASB student related matters (). I look forward to continuing my work as your student representative for the coming year!
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