Individual memberships are managed through an on-line membership system is located at http://asbmem.org/. This system allows users to apply for or renew a membership, to purchase journal subscriptions, and to access the membership database. Please contact ASB Membership Chair (see the Executive Board) if you have any questions about using or accessing the database.
All individual memberships expire at the end of the calendar year, and thus should be renewed annually. If you are currently an ASB member with a question about dues or journal subscriptions, please contact the Treasurer (see the Executive Board). If you order Elsevier journals through ASB, here are instructions for accessing Clinical Biomechanics and Journal of Biomechanics.
Corporate memberships are managed individually with the Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in corporate membership, please contact the current Secretary.
Further information concerning application for membership can be obtained by contacting the Secretary/Membership Chair
The ASB has three types of individual membership: Regular, Student, and Emeritus. Fellow status can also be bestowed on selected individual members. Information on the criteria and benefits of individual membership are detailed below. ASB also has two levels of corporate membership: Supporting, and Partner. Information on the criteria and benefits of corporate membership can be obtained from the Secretary/Membership Chair.
REGULAR and STUDENT Membership
Regular Members shall be individuals with an established professional reputation in biomechanics. Prospective members who are not students should apply for Regular membership, and prospective members who are post-docs should apply for Regular membership. Student Members shall be those College and University students with a demonstrated interest in biomechanics.
As part of the application process, you will be asked for the following information:
- Educational Background – Students should include their current program and advisor.
- Professional Employment – Students should include any relevant experiences.
- Scholarship – Students can include courses or special projects related to biomechanics in lieu of publications.
- Participation (or plans to participate) in ASB conferences.
- Sponsors (names and ASB Membership numbers of 2 Regular members) – For students, one of the members can be a Student member.
Note that ASB members can find their Membership Number by logging in to the on-line system, clicking on “Keep your contact and profile details up to date” and then clicking on “Membership.”
Just some of the benefits to membership include: 1) joining a network of colleagues with common research interests and having the opportunity to interact with them both professionally and socially at ASB-related functions, 2) benefitting from discounted prices on subscriptions to some of the leading journals in biomechanics, 3) benefitting from discounted registration fees at the ASB Annual Meeting, 4) having the opportunity to serve the research community and the Society through ASB-related service.
In addition to the same benefits listed above for Regular members, Student members also enjoy access to student mentoring programs at the ASB annual meeting including the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty mentor, participate in roundtable discussions with senior-level faculty mentors, and be a part of two luncheons focused on diversity and women in science. The student Grant-in-Aid is also a great way to help support research expenses.
Emeritus membership is reserved for long-standing members of the Society who have made substantial contributions to the Society (e.g. founding members), and are designated by the Executive Board.
While not a type of membership, Fellow status is awarded to select members of ASB to 1) recognize exceptional professional achievement and service, and 2) encourage continued service to the Society in a leadership role. Prospective Fellows must be nominated by a Fellow, and must be approved by two-thirds vote of the ASB Executive Board. Additional information on Fellow status, as well as the application material needed for Fellow status, can be downloaded here.