NATIONAL BIOMECHANICS DAY
National Biomechanics Day was founded by American Society of Biomechanics Past-President Paul De Vita and was first held in 2016. The goal of National Biomechanics Day is "to advance Biomechanics science and education by increasing the awareness and appreciation of Biomechanics among the high school community around the world". More details can be found at the official National Biomechanics Day page here: http://thebiomechanicsinitiative.org/.
By inviting local high school students to a nearby biomechanics laboratory, these students can experience and become aware of the field of biomechanics, helping to introduce future biomechanists to their future careers.
ANZSB is a proud advocate of National Biomechanics Day and encourages all of our members to participate in this day by hosting a National Biomechanics Day event.
Registering Your National Biomechanics Day Event
If you are hosting a National Biomechanics Day event in 2021, please register your event at the National Biomechanics Day website: http://thebiomechanicsinitiative.org/registration/
New Zealand National Biomechanics Day
2021 Date: TBC
New Zealand's own National Biomechanics Day was first run in 2017 as part of the global expansion of National Biomechanics Day. Details regarding the 2021 version of NZ NBD will be provided later in 2021.
Australian National Biomechanics Day
2021 Date: N/A
Due to the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty around restrictions between states, there is no single date for a coordinated Australian NBD for 2021. However, Australian institutions are still invited to host an event on a date that works for their university and local restrictions.
To encourage Australian institutions to participate in NBD, the Biomechanics Initiative and Books of Discovery have sponsored the Australian National Biomechanics Day Grant and Textbook Program. Details of the grant can be found here: http://thebiomechanicsinitiative.org/mesmerize/new-grants-scholarships/
If you are at an Australian institution and are hosting an event, or are interested in participating in Australian NBD, then please contact Ben Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org).