Firstly, it is my pleasure to announce our short-listed candidates for 2017-19 Student Representative - Kevin Boldt and Melissa Boswell. Kevin and Melissa’s biographies can be seen here, and voting will commence shortly. Good luck to both candidates!
I am looking forward to meeting many of you in Brisbane this July for ISB2017! Don’t forget that the early-bird registration period ends on April 7th. Click here to register now!
Planning for the student excursion is well underway (more details to follow shortly), and I am excited to announce that we will be running a mentor-matching system which you can sign up for at the time of registration. This is a unique opportunity to be paired with a senior delegate with whom you will organize a one-on-one meeting at some stage during the conference.
I would like to encourage you to discuss accommodation sharing opportunities via our Student Members Facebook Group. If you do not use Facebook, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to connect you to other students who are also looking to share accommodation.
Finally, if you are seeking additional funding to support your trip to Brisbane, you might consider applying for a Delsys Student Travel Grant or a Force & Motion Foundation Quarterly Academic Travel Scholarship.
Advice to Students
It’s time for our seventh instalment of the Advice to Students project…
In this clip, we hear from Prof. Maarten Bobbert of VU University Amsterdam who discusses hypothesis-driven research. I hope you enjoy the video and, once again, a big thank you to Dr. Bobbert, and our team of contributors, for generously volunteering to impart some wisdom!
International Travel Grant
A reminder that applications for the International Travel Grant (ITG) program are due on May 30, 2017. The ITG provides financial support of up to $US2500 for travel related to biomechanics research. The primary goal of the ITG is to create opportunities for students to travel abroad to experience science in other countries and cultures, and to build up international collaborations. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
As always, I’d love to hear any feedback or suggestions you may have and am always happy to answer your questions, so please feel free to get in touch.
Finally, don't forget to vote for your new student representative! Biographies can be found elsewhere in this issue.