Wired Looks at How Fast Humans Can Run with Weyand’s Expertise

Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Locomotor Performance Laboratory in Simmons, is featured in a Wired video and article, What’s the Fastest 100 Meter Dash a Human Can Run? The premise that reporter Robbie Gonzalez examines is if it is humanly possible to run the 100 meter dash in nine seconds flat. Usain Bolt, the […]

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Ketterlin Geller Joins NSF-Funded Committee to Broaden Participation in STEM

Professor Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Texas Instruments Endowed Chair in Education and director of Research in Mathematics Education, has been tapped to participate in CADRE, a National Science Foudation funded steering committee to broaden participation in preK- 12 STEM education. Part of her contribution includes co-writing briefs based on NSF supported research that underscores steps educators […]

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Researchers in Locomotor Performance Lab Develop New Equation for Predicting Running Speed

In the recent Journal of Experimental Biology,  Simmons researchers from the Locomotor Performance Lab, present a new equation to better predict a runner’s speed. Their findings have immediate application for running performance, injury prevention, rehab and the individualized design of running shoes, orthotics and prostheses. Researchers include Peter Weyand, Glenn Simmons Professor of Applied Physiology […]

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The Science Behind the Pogo Stick Jump

Professor Peter Weyand shared his knowledge to break down the biomechanics of XPogo demonstrations at the State Fair of Texas. In this did-you-know story, KERA reporter Courtney Collins gets to the science behind what the high-flying XPogo jumpers do. Read more here. Weyand holds the school’s Glenn Simmons Endowed Professorship and directs the Locomotor Performance […]

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Glenn Simmons Professorship Awarded to Peter Weyand

Peter Weyand, Ph.D., has been appointed Glenn Simmons Endowed Professor in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics by Dean David J. Chard. Weyand, an internationally renown researcher in human running performance, teaches and directs SMU’s Locomotor Performance Laboratory. The professorship was endowed by the Simmons family in honor of Harold C. Simmons’ brother, Glenn, and Weyand’s appointment […]

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Peter Weyand Receives Top SMU Faculty Award

Associate Professor Peter Weyand, member of Simmons’ Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness, received the 2013-14 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. Weyand, an internationally respected physiologist and biomechanist, was recognized by Provost Paul Ludden at the first general faculty meeting, Aug. […]

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Research on “Flopping” in Basketball

Associate Professor Peter Weyand demonstrates the physics of basketball “flopping” to the media. Weyand offered an update on his research, conducted through a $100,000 grant from Dallas Mavericks’  Mark Cuban, to understand what kind of force will knock down an athlete on the court. See video by The Dallas Morning News here. […]

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PBS NOVA Broadcasts Program With Peter Weyand

Associate Professor Peter Weyand (r) and his Locomotor Performance Lab are featured with David Pogue (l) in PBS NOVA’s “Making Stuff Faster” program broadcasting Oct. 16, 8 p.m. on KERA 13. Check out the promo. SMU Simmons hosts a screening of the segment and a discussion with Dr. Weyand and NOVA Producer Anna Lee Strachan, […]

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