2018 Symposium Highlights:

  • 120 attendees representing academic institutions, interested companies in industry, and government organizations 
    • A total of 30 student presenters from 14 universities presented their research
  • Kickoff events included Welcome Reception at the Varsity Club with a cornhole tournament for interested attendees
    • 19 cornhole teams participated in the tournament
    • Winning team: "TRCIB" - Austin Kelly (TRC) and Mike Katzenberger (Virginia Tech)
    • Runner up team: "Children of the Cornhole" - Ethan Douglas (CHOP) and Angela Tesny (OSU)
  • Annual banquet at Faculty Club, networking and team trivia
  • Guest speakers:
    • Injury Prevention Strategies in Football – What can be learned from the Auto Safety Experience?
      • Jeff Crandall, PhD | Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics | University of Virginia | Chair, NFL Engineering Committee
    • Human Body Models: Providing New Insight to Improve Human Safety
      • Duane Cronin, PhD | University Research Chair, Impact Mechanics and Material Characterization | University of Waterloo
  • Rod Herriott Best Poster Presentation award presented by TRC : Fiona Khor, University of Waterloo
  • Margaret H. Hines Best Oral Presentation award presented by Toyota CSRC : M'Beth Schoenfeld, University of British Columbia

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