This year, 2017, for the second annual National Biomechanics Day (NBD), the first NBD Competition was carried out. The purpose of this competition was to both increase enthusiasm surrounding NBD and recognize programs that put together exemplary NBD presentations. Created by the Student Advocacy Committee, the NBD Competition was divided into two primary categories: content and impact.
We received thirteen entries from three different countries. After careful review and collaborative deliberation, we are proud to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the 2017 NBD competition!
We were glad to receive so many applications for the NBD competition. It was very difficult to pick the winners because all the entries were excellent. We greatly thank all of the labs across the world that participated, not only in this competition, but in NBD! We look forward to continuing this competition at next year’s NBD and encourage all labs to partake in the fun!
Check out the winners in each category!
2017 NBD Competition Award Recipients: Content
The content category was created to recognize schools and labs who utilized engaging, useful, and both cost and time efficient lab demonstrations. Labs were encouraged to upload their demonstrations to the ASB Teaching Repository, for future replication by others. The winners and their submission representatives are as follows (in no particular order):
We would also like to give honorable mention to Washington University in St. Louis submitted by Ching-Ting Hwang who had a very well-organized NBD event, which included a wide variety of stations and hands on activities, as well as lesson objectives, a certificate of participation, and a lunch with the DPT students.
2017 NBD Competition Award Recipients: Impact
In a continuation of our recognition of the NBD competition entries, we are proud to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the 2017 NBD competition in the impact category! The awards for impact were given based on the number of students, labs, and professors that participated in the event, in addition to exposure gained through either social media and/or news outlets. The winners of this category and their submission representatives are as follows (in no particular order):
We would also like to give honorable mention to Federal University of Amazonas submitted by Joao Otacilio Libardoni Dos Santos and Federal University of Pampa Uruguaiana submitted by Milena Aguiar for bringing NBD to the Amazon – an area where, otherwise, kids would likely not have been exposed to biomechanics.