GV Hosts 2017 Midwest ASB Regional Meeting

March 09, 2017

GV Hosts 2017 Midwest ASB Regional Meeting

The two-day 2017 Midwest ASB Regional Meeting was held at the Eberhard Center on Grand Valley State University downtown campus, Feb 23-24, 2017.  There were total of 127 attendees, with representation from 21 different Midwest Universities, and 2 corporate sponsoring organizations.  Participants came from as far west as University of Iowa, as far south as University of Kentucky, as far North as Northern Michigan University, and as far east as University of Mount Union. 

Attendees learned about the research currently happening across Midwest Universities and toured the GVSU Biomechanics & Motor Control Laboratory.  Highlights of the meeting included keynotes by Dr. Tamara Reid Bush (MSU) titled “Butts and Hands” and Dr. Kristian O'Connor of Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee titled “Fatigue as a Paradigm for Understanding Athletic Injury Risk”.

There were:

  • 28 podium presentations (15 graduate, 7 undergraduate, 6 professional)
  • 21 poster presentations (11 graduate, 6 undergraduate, 4 professional)
  • 4 event sponsors: American Society of Biomechanics, AMTI, Tekscan, and Grand Valley State University (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Movement Science Department, College of Engineering, Graduate Studies, Center for Scholarly & Creative Excellence, and College of Health Sciences)


Four student award winners will receive cash prizes for their excellent presentation.

            Best undergraduate podium - Zachary Sadler, MSU

            Best graduate student podium - Joshua Drost, MSU

            Best undergraduate poster - Audrey Hoffmeister, Miami University

            Best graduate poster - Kelsey Loss, Miami University

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