Students’ Corner

Posted on September 30, 2014

Hi Trainees,

The WCB 2014 ISB Trainee Networking Panel was a big success! Thanks to Dr. Allison Gruber, Dr. Ron Zernicke, Dr. Joe Hammill, Dr. Brent Edwards, and Dr. Ross Miller for sharing their insights and experiences with the trainees who were in attendance. Dr. Zernicke provided some helpful supplementary material about preparing for academic jobs and interviews that will be posted in the Student section of the ISB website. Look for it soon!

Planning for XXVth ISB Congress in Glasgow, Scotland

Together the Scientific Committee for the XXVth ISB Congress, the Economically Developing Countries Officers, and the ISB executive council have been planning new and exciting programming for the upcoming 2015 Congress. We hope to host several lunch time sessions including a mentoring, a mock academic interview, EDC session, and a special session for Post Doctoral Fellows.

If you have programming ideas for the upcoming Congress, please feel free to contact me and I will put your ideas forward to the Scientific Committee. Look for more details about programming and student outings at the Congress in upcoming editions of Student’s Corner. You don’t want to miss it! Don’t forget to submit your abstract by November 28 at

NEW -- ISB Trainee Spotlight

Starting October 1, we will begin a new initiative on social media: ISB Trainee Spotlight.  We will post small stories about ISB Trainees and some of the fabulous things they are doing. You may nominate a colleague or yourself, as long as they are a current ISB Trainee. Supervisors can nominate trainees, too! We hope this will be a fun way to showcase our fabulous trainee group on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

To submit a nomination for consideration, please submit the following to

1)     a short paragraph about the individual

  1. the university they attend,
  2. their research focus
  3. why you think they should be a spotlighted trainee

2)     a picture

3)     a statement acknowledging the nominated individual is aware of the nomination

4)     a statement confirming the individual is comfortable with their photo being posted on the ISB Facebook and LinkedIn Pages

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Don’t forget to follow @ISBiomechanics (twitter), International Society of Biomechanics (Facebook), International Society of Biomechanics Student Group, and the International Society of Biomechanics members LinkedIn page.


All the best,


Kelsey Collins




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