Student Committee

The purpose of the Student Committee is to ensure that ASB is serving its student members in meaningful ways.

Anna Bailes, PT, DPT

Anna Bailes, PT, DPT

Student Rep

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

The ASB Student Committee is led by the current Student Representative and composed of students from all disciplines of ASB. This committee works to serve the interests of all student members of ASB, with focus in the following areas:

  1. Aid in the professional development as students move through the early stages of their biomechanics career
  2. Provide mentorship opportunities as well as resources to help students can get the most out of these opportunities
  3. Utilize our combined passion for biomechanics to disseminate our work and share this passion with our communities
  4. Bring previously unrelated students together to make new biomechanics friends

Specifically, this committee is responsible for planning and executing student events at the annual meeting, as well as promoting other initiatives related to student interests in ASB.

Current projects underway by the committee include:

  • Student Author AMA Series
  • Annual meeting professional development roundtables
  • Annual meeting mentorship program

If you are interested in serving on the student committee, or if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for this committee please direct them to the current ASB student representative:

The ASB Student Representative is responsible for facilitating student involvement in ASB and serves on the executive board to amplify the interests of the students of ASB. Each Student Representative elected by the society to a 2-year term. If you are interested in serving as the next ASB Student Representative please review the responsibilities below and feel free to reach out to the current Student Rep with any questions.

Student Representative Responsibilities



  • Serve as a voting participant at all meetings of the Executive Board
  • Serve as the Chair of the Student Advisory Committee
  • Obtain approval for modifications to any existing activities as well as implementation of new activities from the Executive Board
  • Obtain approval for modifications to the Student Representative responsibilities from the Executive Board



  • Facilitate student involvement in the Society
  • Communicate with the Executive Board about all pertinent student-related information
  • Encourage student interaction as well as establish contacts among students for jobs and educational opportunities
  • Interact with other students and receive feedback about activities at the annual meeting
  • Encourage student involvement at the annual meeting by promoting interaction and discussion among the students and, as applicable, students with mentors
  • Encourage student participation for awards
  • Assist students in applying for membership
  • Collaborate with the Executive Board and other committees to further the interests of the Society



  • Communicate with the previous Student Representative and Executive Board to discuss operating procedures, transfer of materials, and objectives to attain
  • Serve as a channel of communication with the Executive Board for the students
  • Attend all Executive Board meetings to report on (1) student activities planned at the meeting prior to the annual meeting, (2) student activities held at the meeting after annual meeting, (3) tasks completed since the previous meeting and (4) upcoming plans
  • Solicit participation from students for the Student Advisory Committee, such that it is representative of different disciplines, genders, backgrounds, and education statuses
  • Facilitate this Committee in promoting and leading student initiatives in ASB
  • Collaborate with the Program and Meeting Chairs to schedule student activities during the Annual Meetings in the middle and end of the term of office
  •  Organize the student mentoring program for the annual meeting
  • Collaborate with the Education and Diversity Committees, as applicable, to represent viewpoints of student members
  • Provide the Newsletter Editor with information to print in all newsletters
  • Provide the Communications Chair with information to post on the ASB website
  • Use the ASB Facebook page to communicate with members about student initiatives in ASB and other topics of interest in biomechanics
  • Serve as the liaison between ASB chapters and the Executive Board, including handling chapter applications and updates
  • Revise and update the Student Representative responsibilities
  • Obtain student nominations for the Student Representative position for the next term two months prior to the election
  • Communicate with new Student Representative to ensure smooth transition of duties


Meeting Attendance Requirements throughout term of office:


  • ASB Business Meetings (August) – during Annual Meetings at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the term of office
  • Meeting Executive Board Meetings (August)
  • In addition to meeting while at the annual meeting, the student rep meets with the executive board multiple times throughout the year.
  1. The full board meets virtually in the Spring (May) and the Fall (October).
  2. A full board Winter (February) meeting in person, held in the location of the upcoming Annual Meeting.
  3. Short (monthly) meetings between the student rep and the President may occur to keep projects moving forward and everyone informed of progress.
  4. Meetings with other subsets of the executive board may occur to facilitate specific tasks/projects of ASB.


Qualifications for nomination as Student Representative (two year term):

  • Current ASB student member
  • Attendance at a minimum of one previous ASB Annual Meeting with or without an accepted abstract
  • Retain student status for entire duration of term
  • Ability to participate in required meetings throughout term


Election Process:

  • Open call for self-nominations for Student Representative is communicated by emailing current membership two months prior to the online annual election (early March of current Student Rep’s second year of term of office)
  • To self-nominate, interested students should email a brief background statement, within the word limit, to the current Student Representative before the deadline.
  • Statements will be published on the ASB website and should describe what the candidate wants to improve/implement as Student Representative and qualifications/experience that will help them to do so. Statements should be in the following format:




Status: year, degree program, and department

Research Focus: one sentence

ASB Student Membership: number of years and dates

ASB Meetings Attended: meeting name, location, and year –Regional, National and

Joint ASB meetings

Headshot: high resolution photo for the website

200 word statement: I would like to improve the ASB student experience through the following methods… (The header is not included in the word limit)


NOTE: Should the number of candidates for Student Representative exceed two, the Student Representative will confer with the Executive Board to identify and nominate two candidates for the ballot.

Past ASB Student Reps

  • 2020-2022 Evan Dooley, University of Virginia
  • 2018-2020 Andrew Vigotsky, Northwestern University
  • 2016-2018 Katherine Read Knaus, University of Virginia
  • 2014-2016   Amy Lenz, Michigan State University
  • 2012-2014   Jennifer Bagwell, University of Southern California
  • 2010-2012   Meghan Vidt, Virginia Tech – Wake Forest
  • 2008-2010   Becky Fellin, University of Delaware
  • 2006-2008   Katie Bieryla, Virginia Tech
  • 2004-2006   Melissa Scott-Pandorf, University of Houston
  • 2002-2004   Max J. Kurz, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2001-2002   Ugo H. Buzzi, University of Michigan
  • 2000-2001   Jeremy J. Houser, University of Houston
  • 1999-2000   Kathleen E. Costa, University of Southern California
  • 1998-1999   Eadric Bressel, University of Northern Colorado
  • 1997-1998   Todd Royer, Arizona State University
  • 1996-1997   Sheila Stevens
  • 1995-1996   Peter Vint, Arizona State University
  • 1994-1995   Michael Torry, Southern Illinois University
  • 1993-1994   Timothy Koh
  • 1992-1993   Rosemary Spears
  • 1991-1992   Norman Murphy
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