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Grabowski, Alena Marie Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Grabowski’s primary research interests lie within the fields of human physiology, biomechanics, and mechatronics. Her research characterizes walking, running, hopping, sprinting, and jumping, and investigates the physiological and biomechanical effects of implementing devices such as prostheses, exoskeletons, weight support systems, and sports equipment on people with and without locomotor impairments.

keywords

  • human physiology, biomechanics, mechatronics, leg prostheses, human walking, human running, assistive devices

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • IPHY 2910 - Practicum in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Offers practical experience in organized situations with direct supervision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 3010 - Teaching in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Provides an opportunity to assist in teaching specific laboratory sections in IPHY under direct faculty supervision. Students must make arrangements with the faculty member responsible for the course in which they plan to assist. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 4540 - Biomechanics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Applies the principles of physics and physiology to the analysis of human movement. Quantitative analysis of forces, torque, mechanical energy, power impulses and momentum associated with human movement. Mechanical properties of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Recommended prerequisites: (MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or APPM 1350) and IPHY 3415.
  • IPHY 4870 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
  • IPHY 6010 - Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Presents special topics in integrative physiology. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 6840 - Research Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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