Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Katherine Saul, has been awarded the rank of Fellow in the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB).
Dr. Saul is one of only five people to be awarded the position in 2022, and one of only 52 people who have been recognized as an ASB Fellow since the conception of the award. She and her fellow recipients will be inducted at the North American Congress on Biomechanics in August, which is a joint meeting of ASB and the Canadian Society of Biomechanics.
According to the ASB website, the status of Fellow was created to recognize professional achievement and service of the top members of the Society and to encourage continued service to the Society in a leadership role. To become a Fellow, one must be nominated by a current Fellow of the ASB, before being reviewed and elected by the current Fellows and the executive board of the ASB.
Dr. Saul has served on the Executive Board of the American Society of Biomechanics as Meeting Chair, Diversity Task Force Chair and Secretary, and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and PLOS ONE. Other honors include a 2019-2021 UNC System Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship exploring digital learning initiatives, an American Society of Biomechanics Predoctoral Young Scientist award (2005), Medtronic Foundation Graduate Fellow, Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellow, NCSU Outstanding Teaching Award, and NCAA Woman of the Year (Rhode Island, 2000).