The Department of Biomechanics and Center for Research in Human Movement Variability participate in various outreach events throughout the year. We also provide tours of the Biomechanics Research Building to a wide array of community groups.
Faculty and staff attend events in the community to recruit new students, educate the community about Biomechanics, and recruit research study participants for the numerous ongoing research projects housed within the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability and Department of Biomechancis.
Collaboration with Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
The goal of the collaboration between the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and UNO Department of Biomechanics is to provide community members knowledge about Animal Biomechanics. Children ages 8-11 years old can learn more about animal biomechanics through the "Walk Like the Animals" two day camp on June 22 and 23, 2017! Learn more here.
KANEKO is a 501(c)(3), public non-profit cultural organization, exploring and encouraging the process of creativity, and how it impacts our lives. The Department of Biomechanics will feature interactive displays in the Summer 2017 Kaneko exhibit titled "KINETIC". Members of the community can begin experiencing the KINETIC in June 2017! To learn more about Kaneko you can visit their website by clicking here.
National Biomechanics Day
National Biomechanics Day was founded in 2016 and is a world-wide celebration of Biomechanics, focusing on informing highschool students about the field of Biomechanics. In 2016, members of our Department went to Omaha North High School to educate their students about Biomechanics through interactive activities.
2017's National Biomechanics Day was a huge success! We had around 100 students and teachers from the Omaha community visit the Biomechanics Research Building to explore the labs and learn about Biomechanics!
We offer tours of the research labs in the Biomechanics Research Building. These tours can be tailored to the needs of the group. Examples of tours given include potential Biomechanics students, Elementary, Middle, and High School student groups, businesses, potential collaborators, or anyone interested in learning more about Biomechanics research!
Please contact Amelia Lanier or Jeff Kaipust at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more or setting up a tour.
We love interacting with the community! If you are interested in learning more or have an idea for Biomechanics community outreach, please contact our COBRE Outreach Coordinator, Amelia Lanier.
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