National Biomechanics Day (NBD) is a worldwide celebration of biomechanics in its many forms for middle- and high-school students and their teachers. Designed to introduce biomechanics science and its applications to young minds around the world, the event seeks to teach young people about all that biomechanics contributes to society with the hope of encouraging them to pursue it as a career.
Indeed, biomechanics helps people and it improves the quality of human life by making contributions to basic biology, medicine and health, human and animal movement and performance, biomedical engineering, prosthetics and human-machine interactions, among many other endeavors. It is a natural fit in STEM and STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and provides career potential including practical applications in commercial, medical, industrial, and other settings.
Now sponsored by the non-profit, The Biomechanics Initiative, the goal of NBD is to take biomechanics outside and say, “Hello World, this is Biomechanics!”
To learn more about how you can participate in local events or what has happened over the last 4 years, check out the new website, thebiomechanicsinitiative.org.