Boise State University holds biomechanics open house

Boise State University held an open house Thursday that was focused on biomechanics.
Boise State University held an open house Thursday that was focused on biomechanics. | Courtesy of Shutterstock

The Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR) at Boise State University hosted an open house on Thursday, April 7.

This open house followed a session with local high school students that featured exhibitions of scientific work. These events were held as a part of National Biomechanics Day.

The open house was scheduled to begin at 4 and run until 6 p.m., with demonstrations taking place between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. The COBR is located in the Yanke Family Business Park.

National Biomechanics Day is an event supported by the American Society of Biomechanics. It is held to increase the awareness of what biomechanics is and the importance of its study in both high school and university. Biomechanics refers to how biological functions operate with consideration to physical science focused on forces.

According to the announcement, there were refreshments available at the event; it also featured panels with information on biomechanics and the goals of future COBR research.

Following the demonstration portion, attendees were encouraged to attend the university’s Arts and Humanities Institute’s Honeycomb 2016 event, which consisted of campus and community projects in art and humanities related fields.

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