Media Advisory: URI Kinesiology Department to host high school students for ‘hands-on’ Biomechanics Day April 3

WHO: The University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences will welcome high school students from across the state to learn about biomechanics and other STEM fields during the annual National Biomechanics Day April 3, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHAT: URI professors and graduate students from kinesiology, physical therapy, communicative disorders and engineering will educate high school students on biomechanics systems. Students will experience such technology as motion capture sensors to see how their bodies move, EEG (electroencephalography) sensors to measure their brain waves, force plates to determine the pressure they put on their feet when walking, and much more.

The event is part of National Biomechanics Day, a worldwide celebration of biomechanics in its many forms for high school students and teachers. Biomechanics investigates “the broad expanse of biology in the physical world,” according to the Biomechanics Initiative, which organizes the international event.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: URI’s Kingston campus, Mackal Fieldhouse, 75 Keaney Road, Kingston

CONTACT: Patrick Luce, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-347-6360,, to make coverage arrangements.