The UK College of Education, along with past and present colleagues and students from across the University of Kentucky and other institutions, paid tribute Nov. 14 to Dr. Robert Shapiro, founding director of the UK Human Biodynamics Laboratory. Thirty years ago, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health, now called Health Sciences, along with the Center for Biomedical Engineering, formed the collaborative space in the former Wenner-Gren Aeronautical Research Laboratory, where significant contributions to the science of human motion and performance have been made.
In 2014, the lab opened in its current location, in the Multidisciplinary Science Building. It contains state-of-the-art equipment for the purpose of conducting biomechanical analyses. The mission of the lab is to further the understanding of the relationship between biomechanics and human health and performance, and to disseminate this new information to UK students, the local community, and scientific community worldwide.
A plaque recognizing Dr. Shapiro’s work is on permanent display in the lab, along with photos from the last three decades of research in the lab. Click the photo above to view a gallery of snapshots from the event.