Mar 22, 2016
3Helix Fellow John Drazan visited eight sections of a career planning class. He brought his DIY biomechanics equipment that measures the vertical jump height of the test subject. His lesson focused on the ability of STEM techniques to answer questions about really anything. He discussed how he uses his expertise in engineering to build equipment to measure athletic ability. Students learned how to use the equipment and performed their own experiments regarding athletic performance. The students seemed to enjoy using the equipment and many of them have since started attending the after school Sports Science Program.
John explaining how he became a scientist because of his interest in basketball.
John showing how to use the vertical jump platform with a student volunteer
Students using the contact plate to measure their peers jumping ability.