Tag Archives: Biomechanics

BEACON in the News: (How) does a bear walk in the woods?

This week BEACON grad student Katie Shine and her PhD advisor Craig McGowan at the University of Idaho are getting a lot of news coverage for their research investigating bear locomotion using live bears from Washington State University (grizzlies) and … Continue reading

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Introducing BEACON’s New Science Outreach and Communication Postdocs

This post is by MSU postdoc Travis Hagey. Late in 2015 BEACON advertised for an Evolution Outreach and Education postdoctoral fellowship. As a result of that posting, we would like to introduce three new postdocs, Dr. Wendy Smythe, Dr. Travis … Continue reading

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Animal Athletes: BEACONites introduce kids to biomechanics

‘How do animals jump so high?’, ‘Why are some animals so fast?’, and ‘How do kangaroos hop?’ were just a few of the questions kids and their families had a chance to explore at the ‘Animal Athletes’ Science Saturday program … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Walk This Way

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Anne Gutmann. In the classic Monty Python skit “Ministry of Silly Walks”,  the comedian John Cleese demonstrates a series of hilariously weird and wacky walks while … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How do geckos stick to the wall?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Idaho graduate student Travis Hagey. I am a fourth year grad student in Dr. Luke Harmon’s lab at the University of Idaho. My thesis looks at how geckos (and … Continue reading

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