a big HOWDY to y'all. The program is now set for the 2008 SICB
meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The conference hotel is located at
one end of the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is full of a large variety
of restaurants that should meet everyone's tastes. From the
airport, a taxi costs about $20 to the conference hotel. The talks,
poster sessions, and displays will be at the convention center which
is a short walk from the hotel. The conference rooms are quite
large, providing enough seating for all the talks. Our divisional
meeting will be held on Thursday evening and the DCB social will be
held the following evening. We will be holding a joint social with
the Division of Vertebrate Morphology (DVM). We will be having a
"kegger" with an assortment of Tex-Mex favorites.
is making a big presence for only its second year in operation.
First, the DCB is sponsoring a symposium, "Going with the flow,"
which is organized by Rick Blob and Gabe Rivera. This promises to be
a major addition to past symposia on bio-fluid dynamics. The
symposium will be on Saturday. The oral presentations are
distributed throughout the meeting with multiple sessions on
swimming, flight, terrestrial locomotion and materials.
you have ideas for future symposia, please come and meet with me in
San Antonio or contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to discuss the possibilities and see what opportunities there are for
funding both within and outside the society. I look forward to
seeing you all in San Antonio.
"all ahead - warp 10" for the Division of Comparative
Biomechanics. Our special online election had excellent turnout,
with nearly 75% of members voting, and resulted in the official
election of the entire interim officer slate - Bob Full was elected
Division Chair, Frank Fish was elected Program Officer, and Miriam
Ashley-Ross was elected Secretary. Special thanks to the division
members who volunteered to stand for election - John Bertram, Adam
Summers, and Stephen Roberts. Congratulations is also in order to
Gabriel Rivera, the first divisional representative to the
Student/Postdoctoral Affairs Committee.
the Annual Meeting in San Antonio, there are multiple symposia that
will be of great interest to DCB members, and will keep us busy for
nearly the entire span of the meeting. Things kick off Thursday
morning, January 3, with "Electromyography interpretation
and limitations in functional analyses of musculoskeletal systems,"
organized by N. Konow and S. Gerry. On Friday, January 4,
"Aeroecology: probing and modeling the aerosphere - the next
frontier," organized by T. Kunz and Nick Hristov, will likely
capture much of our attention. Finally, "Going with the flow:
ecomorphological variation across aquatic flow regimes," organized
by Gabriel Rivera and Rick Blob, will be held on Saturday, January 5.
And those are just the symposia!
will inaugurate competition for the Best Student Paper and Best
Student Poster in the Division at the San Antonio meeting. Students
entering the contest should be nearing completion of their graduate
studies, and thus able to tell a comprehensive story. We also need
faculty/postdoc volunteers to judge the Student oral and poster
presentations for the division - if you are willing to help, please
contact Bob Full, the divisional chair.
forget to attend the DCB Business Meeting on Thursday evening,
January 3. See you in San Antonio!