On April 7 NCSU and UNC hosted local 8th-12th grade students for National Biomechanics Day. During this interactive event, students visited labs at NCSU and UNC that focus on biomechanics related research and participated in interactive demos. The AWH lab introduced students to biomechanics at the cell and tissue level.
Undergraduate researcher Jeremy Nortey introduces students to the concept of “biomimetics”
Graduate student Allison Dougherty discusses microgel synthesis
Graduate student Daniel Chester describes the use of AFM to measure tissue and cell level mechanical properties
Undergraduate researcher Rahul Kathard describes how changes in tissue mechanics during disease can affect cell behavior
AWH Lab Members in 3D