Recently, one of our undergraduate students, Alex Denton, finished building a 3D printer. This has been a side project for quite some time, so seeing it complete it exciting!
The 3D printer is a “build it yourself” Prusa Mendel Iteration 2. The
printer uses all Open Source software, RAMPS electronics, an Arduino
Mega 2560, and even has 3D printed functioning parts. Since the printer was finished in summer 2016, it has only printed small geometric objects for calibration purposes. However, we will soon begin printing more elaborate custom objects to assist another professor in her research. We plan to continue to increase the precision and accuracy of our prints so that eventually we may be able to design small prosthetic fitting prototypes and design intricate track spikes.
Check it out!
We had a busy summer at the BSSC, full of new scientific findings, clinical breakthroughs, and collaboration with both the scientific and running communities!
A number of individuals have graduated, including two graduate students (one PhD and one M.S.) who have taken full-time positions in the sport science industry. In addition , a number of undergraduate students received their degree and moved on to exciting jobs or graduate school.
Our group also traveled to Taipei, Taiwan and Raleigh, NC for international and national biomechanics conferences. Many podium and poster presentations were given, and lots of fun was had!
Finally, we were able to do some exciting work within our clinic, including a pole vault analysis and sprint analysis on some top local athletes. As summer ends and fall begins, we welcome new graduate and undergraduate students, and look forward to continuing to maximize our clinic’s performance (while limiting injury).
This year we have a number of changes as we say goodbye and good luck to some while welcoming new grad students including a visiting scholar, post-doctoral candidate, and doctoral student! With that comes new research projects and a need for more undergraduate help and mentoring opportunities. Many changes and exciting things happening this year!
University of Oregon graciously came in to highlight our goals as a facility as well as get the point of view of the population we aim to help. Take a look at this awesome video!
Past track and field coach at the University of Oregon and our Clinic’s namesake has been proudly, and not surprisingly, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame following his efforts to “change how runners run forever.” Check out our friend Tim Christie’s wonderful spotlight of Bowerman’s accomplishments throughout his career.
Featured Photo Credit to quotecollection.com