Biomechanics Laboratory

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Our students and graduates are making headlines across the nation.


Ball State University students participated in The Nineteenth Annual Student Symposium

Biomechanics graduate student Kayla Kmiecik received the Keys/Litten/Smith Award for her research project entitled Biomechanical Analysis of a Backward Somersault Landing & Drop Landing in Female Gymnasts

Biomechanics graduate student Emily Johann received the Keys/Litten/Smith award for her research project entitled Influence of Drop Height and Fatigue on Landing Mechanics in Recreationally Active Females.  

The Keys/Litten/Smith awards were established in memory of Dr. Linda Keys, Mr. Jeffry Litten, and Ms. Sandra Smith who served in the Sponsored Programs Office for a combined thirty years.  Linda, Jeff, and Sandi were great cheerleaders for the Student Symposium and all-around supporters of students.  Accordingly, the awards recognize students for their outstanding research or creative endeavors presented at the Student Symposium.


Read the alumni news to keep up with graduates who are making great strides in the field and take note of the faculty and graduate students who are earning regional and national honors. Our research endeavors continue to foster lasting community partnerships and achieve advances in athletic performance and injury prevention.

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Biomechanics Laboratory
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room HP 311
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 am -5 pm Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-5178
Fax: 765-285-8762
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