Dr. Flammang was honored as this years Dorothy M. Skinner award recipient at the 2013 Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology Meeting. Dorothy Skinner, a long-time member of SICB, was an exceptional scientist and an advocate for the promotion of women in scientific careers. The award was established to recognize women in the early stages of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and show high potential for continued excellence in research.
Dr. Flammang attended the 2012 northeast regional meeting of the Division of Vertebrate Morphology and Division of Comparative Biomechanics (of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology) and presented some of our work on how fish swim backwards.
An image highlighting our research on the "Passive Robotic Models of Propulsion by the Bodies and Caudal Fins of Fish" was chosen for the cover image of the November 2012 issue of Integrative and Comparative Biology! (http://icb.oxfordjournals.org/)
Dr. Flammang attended the ONR meeting in Washington DC, with collaborators Dr. Melina Hale (University of Chicago) and Dr. James Tangorra (Drexel University) to give an update on our bio-inspired autonomous fish robot.