Penn State Berks to host National Biomechanics Day on April 6

READING, Pa. — The Penn State Berks Human Movement and Research Center is hosting the campus' first National Biomechanics Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Approximately 140 high school students and chaperones are registered for the program. Light refreshments will be provided.

Designed for high school students interested in science and engineering and, particularly, their applications to human movement, the event consists of workshops conducted by Penn State Berks faculty, staff and research students. The workshops will include interactive laboratory activities, college and career information, and a question-and-answer session. The workshop locations include the Penn State Berks Motion Capture Lab, new Fluid Discovery Lab, Cadaver Lab, and 3D printer workspace.

Students and chaperones are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch with them, and Penn State Berks will supply snacks and drinks for the students. The Cyber Café will also be open for attendees to purchase sandwiches and other lunch items.

National Biomechanics Day is a worldwide celebration of biomechanics in its many forms for high school students and teachers, sponsored by the American Society of Biomechanics.

About the Human Movement Research Center

The Human Movement Research Center (HMRC) is a multidisciplinary collaborative research group consisting of Penn State Berks faculty with research, education and outreach interests related to enhancing human movement and improving life. Bringing together expertise from kinesiology, engineering, mathematics, psychology and other disciplines allows the research team to address important questions about human movement from a broad perspective.

For additional information about National Biomechanics Day, contact Joseph Mahoney, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, at [email protected]. Additional information is also available at