The North American Congress on Biomechanics welcomes affinity groups to the meeting in August 2022. An affinity group can be defined as one that cultivates cohort and community building in the field of biomechanics.
Affinity Groups at NACOB
International Women in Biomechanics
The International Women in Biomechanics (IWB) is excited to partner on two NACOB events!
Diversifying Your WorkplaceSunday August 21st, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PMHosted by the Black Biomechanists Association, in collaboration with Latinx in Biomechanix and IWB, this workshop will provide practical actions that can be taken to reduce barriers to sustainable DEI initiatives in biomechanics. See more information here: https://nacob.org/workshops/
Sunday August 21st, 2022, 5:00 PM
At the Grand Pizzeria and Bar (74 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W1, Canada)
Women in Science Event: Elevating and Championing Each Other Through SponsorshipWednesday August 24th, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PMHosted by IWB, ASB Diversity Committee, CSB, and novel electronics, inc., this workshop will have interactive roundtable discussions addressing topics from finding sponsors to acknowledging bias as a sponsor. See more information here: https://nacob.org/social-program/Make sure to follow us on Twitter and sign up for our IWB listserv to keep up with additional IWB meetups we’ll have throughout the week!
Early Career Faculty Professional Development Symposium
August 23, 2022, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
We will be hosting an Early Career Faculty Professional Development Symposium at NACOB on Tuesday, August 23, 5-7 PM. This symposium will provide an opportunity to receive advice from the senior ASB and CSB members on topics relevant to setting up an independent research and/or teaching program. The theme of this year’s session is “Strategic Planning for Lifelong Professional Success.” We hope to see you there! There will also be a social gathering after for those who would like to join!
Teaching Biomechanics Interest Group
August 23, 2022, 7:00PM
The Teaching Biomechanics Interest Group (T-BIG) was started in 2020 among a group of teaching-focused biomechanists. Since that time, they have shared advice and resources, collaborated on projects, and run conference programming to support and further the challenges of teaching in this nuanced field. Examples of these initiatives have centered around promoting undergraduates and undergraduate research, and supporting biomechanists from primarily undergraduate institutions. Biomechanists at all levels and types of institutions are welcome to join.
The Black Biomechanists Association
August 23, 2022, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PMAulde Dubliner & Pour House
The Black Biomechanists Association (BBA) is so excited to introduce our non-profit organization and look forward to connecting with you! Our mission is to uplift and enrich Black biomechanists in their academic and professional careers. We hope to continue collaborating with scientific societies, educational organizations, academic institutions, and industry corporations to provide some much-needed support for our Black students and professionals across the vast disciplines of biomechanics. Please join us for a social event to meet our members and learn more!
American Baseball Biomechanics Society Annual Business Meeting
August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ABBS members and any individuals attending NACOB who are interested in learning more about research related to baseball biomechanics are invited to attend.
You can read more about American Baseball Biomechanics Society on their website.
Latinx in Biomechanix Social
August 25, 2022, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Come connect and socialize as we wrap up NACOB 2022! Latinx in Biomechanics is a social networking group that promotes Latinx representation in biomechanics and general science fields. Meet our group and hear about our upcoming events as well as how you can get more involved with LiB.