The Lakeland University exercise science research team presented more research posters than any other participant at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 37th Annual Conference, in Oxford, Ohio, on July 21-25.
LU's exercise science students presented more research posters than any other of the 63 universities, medical organizations, sports institutes and research organizations from throughout the world who presented poster research.
When taking into consideration all formats of research presented by representatives of 127 universities, medical organizations, sports institutes and research organizations at this conference, Lakeland was tied for the third most research presentations.
Recent graduates from Lakeland who presented this research include Garrett Duffin, Dylan Lange and Aly Stockero. Other Lakeland students/recent graduates who were co-authors included Martesia Neal, Casey Takahashi, Josh Reisimer, Neenah Primas and Jack Shevalier.
LU's exercise science research program is led by Associate Professor William Ebben.
"Two years ago I told our provost, Meg Albrink, and my dean, Brian Frink, that the goal was for Lakeland to be in the top 5 percent of all universities and organizations presenting research at this prestigious international conference. We ended up in the top 2.4 percent," Ebben said.
"It is a testament to the work of the students and the outstanding support the university provides for high impact educational experiences such as research, including ample funding to support student travel expenses to international conferences."
Ebben said the program's successes has raised the profile of the university and has led to program graduates having a remarkable rate of success for gaining admissions to graduate and professional schools.
Ebben said the program is now focused on making another strong showing at this conference in Liverpool, England, in 2020, along with a variety of other conferences.