Omaha – It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The year ushered in a huge step forward for UNO research as the world's first free-standing building dedicated to human movement (biomechanics) research was built on campus. Located just south of Caniglia Field and just east of the HPER Building, UNO's Biomechanic Research Building completed construction and was formally dedicated on Sept. 5.
Under the direction of Nicholas Stergiou, UNO has become a world-leader in biomechanics research over the last 20 years. As head of the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, Stergiou has worked with scientists across Nebraska and across the world to address the effects of cerebral palsy, peripheral arterial disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and many other conditions that afflict millions.
The Biomechanics Research Building was built for $6 million thanks in large part to a generous donation from the Ruth and Bill Scott Family Foundation. The facility spans 23,000 square feet and includes state-of-the-art lab space, as well as faculty and student offices.
“This new building is an incredible addition to what we are already doing at UNO,” Stergiou said. “This really puts UNO – and Omaha – on the map as a center for important research in human movement.”
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