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An interactive session led by Dr. Elena Caruthers

Location:
Apr 11 session held at The Works Museum

Led by:
by Dr. Elena Caruthers Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering at Otterbein University

Date:
2020-04-11

Time From:
10:30 pm

Time To:
3:00 pm

Cost:
$100 per youth/Program Series (4 Sessions)

Ages:
9-12

Registration:
Online, in person, or by phone

At Kids Tech University, your child will have the opportunity to explore STEM through the world around them from real scientists! 4 sessions – Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11 

The Works Museum, in partnership with The Ohio State University at Newark and Denison University, have teamed up to provide an outstanding STEM offering to the Licking County community. This program will serve students ages 9-12 for a quality STEM-based educational experience.

Apr 11 – How Do We Walk? – The Works Museum

An interactive session led by Dr. Elena Caruthers Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering at Otterbein University

Lecture Location: The Works SciDome & Meeting Room

Hands-On Laboratory Location: STEM Center & Meeting Room

Locations subject to change, updates will be provided closer to event date.

Register here.
NCS Students receiving a scholarship through A Call To College: please call to register.

Walking is the main way we move from place to place each day. While it may seem simple, walking is a pretty complicated task! Your brain, nerves, muscles, and bones all need to work together in order for you to walk.

Biomechanists are scientists who study how humans (or other living things) move and ask questions like “How are their joints moving?” or “What muscles are they using?” for tasks like walking, but also running, climbing stairs, throwing a ball, or even dancing!

In addition, everyone has their own unique way of walking. Do you walk the same way as your friend? parent? grandparent? Probably not! Certain populations with diseases (like osteoarthritis) also have their own way of walking but find the task particularly challenging and demanding. Some biomechanists observe and study how healthy people walk as well as those with different diseases. The information they collect can help improve design of assistive devices or develop exercises that could help reduce the difficulty or pain those diseased populations experience when walking.

During the activity, you will learn how to think like a biomechanist by observing and learning how YOU walk, how others walk as well as design wearable devices to simulate different walking patterns of those with certain diseases and discuss how you might treat/correct this type of walking pattern.

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