Dr. Richard C. Nelson: A Water Tower Remembrance

in Journal of Applied Biomechanics

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Robert ShapiroUniversity of Kentucky

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The author recalls his initial introduction to the field of biomechanics in the Penn State Biomechanics Laboratory, known as the Water Tower, and its positive and profound effect on his lifetime career. Under the directorship of Dr. Richard Nelson, Penn State’s biomechanics program provided the author with a variety of both professional and personal learning opportunities. The author credits these experiences as having a direct relationship to his successful development as teacher, mentor, and researcher.

Shapiro (23baseballny@gmail.com) is retired from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.

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