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Outreach

We are happy to participate in outreach activities. Please contact us if you would like us to help with a STEM event you are hosting! We have hosted VCU’s National Biomechanics Day each year, and led activities through the VCU Health Sciences Academy and VCU’s Summer Discovery Program.

National Biomechanics Day

National Biomechanics Day is an international event that seeks to increase awareness of biomechanics (the study of motion and force as applied to biological systems), particularly among high school students, teachers and the general public. It was established to advance biomechanics science and education by increasing the awareness and appreciation of biomechanics among the high school community around the world. VCU’s first annual National Biomechanics Day was held in April 2017.

If you are a company or organization interested in contributing to NBD either financially or in some other way (e.g., donation of biomechanics-related products, materials, information, etc.), please contact Dr. Peterson via email clpeterson@vcu.edu.

Dr. Peterson provides an introduction to National Biomechanics DayDr. Peterson provides an introduction to National Biomechanics Day.
The VCU Pulmonary Mechanobiology Lab leads an activity during National Biomechanics Day.
VCU's Pulmonary Mechanobiology Lab leads an activity to demonstrate lung mechanics.
Thibault Roumengous demonstrates EEG in the REALab during National Biomechanics Day.
REALab graduate student, Thibault Roumengous, demonstrates recording brain activity with electroencephalography (EEG).
Students learn about virtual reality for rehabilitation in VCU’s Motor Control Lab during National Biomechanics Day.
VCU's Motor Control Lab demonstrates virtual reality for rehabilitation.
Students learn about virtual reality for rehabilitation in VCU’s Motor Control Lab during National Biomechanics Day.Virtual reality demonstration during National Biomechanics Day.
REALab members Neil Mittal, Alec Reutter, and Blaize Majdic demonstrate transcranial magnetic stimulation during National Biomechanics Day.REALab students demonstrate and lead discussion on transcranial magnetic stimulation.
VCU Health Sciences Academy visits Biotech Eight to learn about biomedical engineering.Hosting Richmond Public Schools for an introduction to biomedical engineering through the VCU Academy of Sciences.
Neil Mittal discusses muscle activity as measured by electromyography.REALab graduate student, Neil Mittal, demonstrates electromyography (EMG).
Dr. Dean Krusienski and Srdjan Lsaja from VCU’s Advance Signal Processing in Engineering and Neuroscience (ASPEN) Lab demonstrate virtual reality applications in rehabilitation.VCU's Advanced Signal Processing in Engineering and Neuroscience (ASPEN) Lab demonstrates virtual reality for rehabilitation.