OSU-Cascades Science Pub heads to Prineville, examines runners and their footwear
Tuesday, May 15
The Science Pub will take place on May 15 at Meadows Lake Restaurant, located at 300 S.W. Meadow
Lakes Drive in Prineville. Pollard’s presentation will include a focus on the currently popular minimal and
maximal running shoes. Minimal running shoes provide little cushioning, while maximal shoes are highly
cushioned. Her findings may help runners determine the best shoe for their running style and anatomy.
Pollard is an associate professor of kinesiology at OSU-Cascades, as well as a biomechanist and physical
therapist. She is the director of the FORCE Lab, a biomechanics lab, where she oversees research
projects related to improving the understanding of lower extremity injuries and advancing injury-
prevention and rehabilitation programs. She received a master of science degree in physical therapy from
Pacific University and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in biomechanics. Her post-doctoral
work was conducted in the musculoskeletal biomechanics research laboratory at the University of Southern
California. OSU-Cascades Science Pubs engage community members in the work underway by Oregon
State researchers and scholars from around the state. Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.; the presentation starts
at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required. Space is limited
to 100 guests.
Register by 5 p.m. the day prior to each Science Pub at http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.