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Ergo-dynamic Design and Learning

May 11, 2009

Dr. Dieter Breithecker is Europe's foremost expert on School Ergonomics and he will talk to School Dynamics- Understanding Ergonomics in the Educational Environment on Thursday, May 14th at 2:15 PM in Interior Design Studio 322A in Nesbitt Hall. Dr. Breithecker is the Director of both the Active School Movement and the Federal Working Group Development of Posture and Exercise for the German Ministry of Health. He will share his views on the issues caused by the sedentary lives we lead, especially students who spend many hours a day in front of a computer or seated in one position doing schoolwork. Dr. Breithecker is a proponent for ergonomically designed classrooms that allow students to move while seated so as to increase their focus and engagement.

We welcome anyone interested in furniture design or design for educational institutions to come join us on the May 14th. We thank Douglas Perry of VS Furniture ( , a 1994 graduate of our college, for bringing Dieter to Drexel.