Newsletter Spring 2017

Proposed changes to the SICB Constitution and Bylaws, Spring 2017

SICB 2017 Elections

Electronic Ballot now open. Members only. Deadline: June 2, 2017.

SICB 2019 Annual Meeting - Jan 3-7, Tampa, FL

Call for Symposia now open. Deadline: August 24, 2017

Applications for Grants in Aid of Research and Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel

are due 20 October 2017. See links to updated information and FAQs.

AIBS Letter to Trump Transition Team On Making Scientific Research and Education a Priority (signed by SICB and 58 scientific organizations)

Upcoming American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)-SICB Joint Symposium: Insights from Animal Biomechanics

will take place at the 41st annual ASB meeting in Boulder, Colorado, August 8-11, 2017. The symposium, co-organized by ASB and SICB, aims to stimulate interchange between human-centered biomechanics and comparative biomechanics. For detailed information, please see the conference website:

2017 SICB Newswise Press Releases

Check out the Newswise press releases written by SICB members selected by the Public Affairs Committee, and the links to press pick-ups, that highlight presentations at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

2017 SICB Annual Meeting Highlights

French Quarter in New Orleans, site of the 2017 annual meeting.
  • New Orleans was the largest SICB meeting ever with 2341 registered attendees and 1971 abstracts submitted
  • Dorothy Skinner Award - presented to Dr. Martina Müller, Nagoya University
  • Carl Gans Award - presented to Dr. Brooke Flammang, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • George A. Bartholomew Award - presented to Dr. Michael Sheriff, Pennsylvania State University
  • Howard A. Bern lecture - presented by Dr. David Crews, University of Texas Austin
  • M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education - presented to Dr. Chris Gillen, Kenyon College.
  • John A. Moore Lecturer - Rosalind Reid, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, who also was presented with an Honorary SICB Membership.
  • The Broadening Participation Committee presented 21 travel awards
  • The Student Support Committee announced funding of 26 Grants in aid of Research (GIAR) and 8 Fellowships of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) awards, which were granted to students from all 11 SICB divisions.
  • Best Student Presentation Winners receive awards sponsored by Wiley/Blackwell. Congratulations to all winners!

  • Results of the 2016 SICB Member Survey

    Oxford University Press offers a 25% discount to SICB members