We’ve officially hired our biomechanics/kinesiology intern: Matthew Wagshol! Thanks to all those who applied. I selected Matthew because of his hands-on experience with baseball athletes, his prior work with mechanical design for lab-related parts, his great academic background, and most of all, his entrepreneurial spirit.
Here’s more about Matthew:
Matthew Wagshol recently moved to Seattle after graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2010 with a specialization in biomechanics. After years of playing and training for numerous sports, Matthew was determined to be able to apply his engineering knowledge to the sports that he enjoys. He took his first step toward achieving this goal through procuring an internship with the Sports Medicine Research and Development group at RTI Biologics in 2008, where he completed work on the biomechanical properties of tendon and bone allografts. This experience was then supplemented by a research assistantship at the UF Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Lab in 2009, during which he helped with the motion capture and analysis of elite collegiate athletes.
Matthew and I have already begun work on the Driveline Baseball Motion Capture Laboratory – the only one for baseball athletes in the Pacific Northwest! We look forward to sharing our progress with everyone on this blog, so stay tuned for updates!