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David Wins NSF CAREER Award

Our lab is honored that David Lentink won the NSF CAREER Award from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). The award enables us to use our novel aerodynamic force platform to study the comparative biomechanics of bird and bat flight to advance the understanding of the evolution of flight. The award also supports an in-depth biomechanical analysis of how birds generate aerodynamic force to lift their bodyweight using their musculoskeletal system. The outreach activities include offering high-speed cameras to teachers, their students, and the California Academy of Science to show how animals fly.