The student representative facilitates student involvement in ASB and serves on the executive board to amplify the interests of the students of ASB.
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
The student representative selects and chairs the student advisory committee, which was implemented to ensure student participation and representation. The student advisory committee is composed of students from each of the five primary disciplines of ASB: health sciences, engineering and applied science, ergonomics and human factors, biological sciences, exercise and sports science. This committee is responsible for planning the student events at the annual meeting and promoting other initiatives related to student interests in ASB. The student advisory committee is comprised of the following roles to assist the Student Rep with the responsibilities described:
- Social Committee: planning the Student Night Out and other social events for students at the annual meeting
- Mentorship Committee: mentor-mentee matching and planning mentoring events at the annual meeting
- Professional Development Committee: planning the Student Round Table event at the annual meeting and developing career resources for the student page of the ASB website
- Biomechanics Advocacy Committee: encouraging student participation in National Biomechanics Day, and planning an event for students at the annual meeting to promote interest in biomechanics.
If you are interested in serving on the student advisory committee, or if you have any comments or suggestions for this committee, please direct them to the current ASB student representative.
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
- Conference Executive Board Meetings (August)
- In addition to meeting while at the annual conference, the student rep meets with the executive board multiple times throughout the year.
- The full board meets virtually in the Spring (May) and the Fall (October).
- A full board Winter (February) meeting in person, held in the location of the upcoming Annual Meeting.
- Short (monthly) meetings between the student rep and the President may occur to keep projects moving forward and everyone informed of progress.
- 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
- 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
- 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 University1993-1994 Timothy Koh
- 1992-1993 Rosemary Spears
- 1991-1992 Norman Murphy