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NEW GLOBAL PROGRAMS INTRODUCED BY INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MOTORSPORT SCIENCES (ICMS)
Leading Motorsport Safety & Research Association helps bring guidance to youth through Mentor Program and increased member connectivity through Ambassador Program.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 21, 2021) – The ICMS Mentor Program was founded to assist young motorsports enthusiasts with the chance to enter the racing world with proper supervision from an ICMS member as the students complete their schooling and training to launch their career. This unique global program was developed for students who have a passion for the motorsports industry.
Designed and executed by the ICMS, this new program has been established to connect an ICMS member as a mentor to students with aspirations to serve in the medical and/or safety rescue sector of the motorsports industry.
The ICMS is an association of scientific and educational professionals and others concerned with the improvement of performance and safety in the motorsport industry. ICMS members are involved in all of forms of motorsport around the world.
Learning from an ICMS mentor will be invaluable training for those wanting to participate in the racing medical or safety rescue field. ICMS members will share real life experiences, provide input on career opportunities and assist with networking with others in the industry.
Led by ICMS Education Committee Chair, Dr. David Ferguson from Michigan State University (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ICMS Executive Director Tom Weisenbach (Tom@theICMS.org), this new program will work with universities and colleges globally as well as the leadership of programs at those schools to offer this unique opportunity for their students through the ICMS members who live in 27 U.S. states and 20 countries.
“The ICMS Mentor Program is a great opportunity for students to learn a craft from the best in the motorsports business,” said Weisenbach. “In addition, the ICMS will be launching virtual networking events for the ICMS student members so they can have open discussions about their studies and career pathway while meeting key players in the industry.”
Ferguson is excited to help the next generation of talent for the motorsports medical and science fields, “We will be connecting with different programs at schools from around the world. Particularly the medical programs, but will also connect with heads of Exercise & Kinesiology, PT, OT, Nursing, Engineering, etc. The ICMS looks forward to connecting with programs that offer EMT and Fire training as these also make up a large portion of track safety workers. We need the leadership of these programs to make their students aware of the ICMS and our Mentor program.”
Another ICMS program being launched around the world is the ICMS Ambassador Program led by Weisenbach, Mark Tyler, MD from Cambridgeshire, England and Rickard Johansson, a fire lieutenant for High Coast Ådalens Rescue Service in Sundsvall, Sweden.
Weisenbach, Tyler and Johansson developed the Ambassador Program to expand the awareness of the ICMS globally. Ambassadors will host events (live & virtual) on behalf of the ICMS. They will serve as an ICMS promoter in that region and help with education on the ICMS mission and membership. The ambassadors will serve as recruiters for the ICMS and assist with promotion of our events and benefits.
About the ICMS: The ICMS, formed in 1988, was designed to promote research and discussion related to motorsport safety and performance and to share information with the motorsport participant, race team management and organizing bodies and federations to improve the human element of the sport.
For participation and membership information on the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS), contact the association at Info@theICMS.org.
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Join our baristas, Dr. Michael Reid and Dr. David Ferguson for our Cafe in May to discuss Biometrics and Driver Safety. They will provide more insight into biometric measurements in race drivers, practical concerns, and potential value of the data.
This free, one-hour event is for anyone in our industry and open to members and non-members. The Cafe will be hosted on the Zoom platform to enhance the networking experience.
The event is scheduled for May 19, 2021 and will start at 4 P.M. ET.
Click here to register.
More about our Baristas:
About Dr. Michael Reid
Dr. Reid is an academic research scientist (cardiopulmonary, muscle biology) and educator with 14 yrs clinical/ER/ICU experience in respiratory therapy. He is also an HPDE driver and instructor since 2002.
About Dr. David Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson is an exercise physiologist at Michigan State University specializing in motorsport. With over 15 years of experience in professional auto racing, Dr. Ferguson’s forte is supporting racing drivers by helping them improve their performance while staying safe.
He began his journey by earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Following this, he earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During this time, he began working with NASCAR pit crews to improve their health and performance. He went on to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nutrition and Cardiovascular Physiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has published key scientific papers on driver science and written a book on the topic. His expertise supported drivers in the winning of 3 NASCAR Cup Championships, an IMSA Sports Car Championship and 2 Formula 1 World Championships. He has also helped drivers win notable races such as the Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, and the Baja 1000.
In accordance with the By-Laws of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) filed with the Secretary of the State of Indiana, we hereby certify and warrant that all ballots submitted by the ICMS membership voting for the ICMS Board of Directors have been counted and voting has ended at the close of business (5:00 pm EST) on January 16, 2021.
The result, listed in alphabetical order, announces those elected to the Board of Directors:
- Tara Amenson, Ph.D
- David Ferguson, Ph.D
- Matthew MacPartlin, M.D.
The newly elected members will take office immediately following the Board of Directors meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 11, 2019. The Board of Directors will, on that date, elect its officers for 2020.
Certified and warranted:
Matthew MacPartlin, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer & Tom Weisenbach, Executive Director
About our newly elected members of the Board of Directors:
Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to post the presentations given at the 2017 Annual Congress. There are just a coupe more left, don’t miss out on reviewing them!
The material is included under the Members Only section.
For information on becoming a Member of the ICMS click here.
Here is this weeks presentation:
Title: Physical Response to Driving a Race Car
Speaker: David Ferguson, Ph.D.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Ferguson received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University. He has worked with a number of NASCAR teams to improve pit crew performance and also worked closely with IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball, the first licensed driver with diabetes to win a race in that series. David is currently a member of the ACSM Motorsport Health and Safety.
Click here to view this Presentation & Audio.