Science and Engineering of Athletic Performance Program Update 3

James Davis

This past week was a mixed bag. We were visited by Professor David T. Corr on Monday, and Professor Shayla Sawyer on Wednesday.

Monday was a great success all around with each and every group getting their data collection system to work and gaining a much deeper understanding of the material. Dr. Corr floated to each group and students asked questions to get to the bottom of the phenomena they have been experimenting with. This seemed to really cement some concepts for the students.

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Science and Engineering of Athletic Performance Program Update

James Davis

This week did go much better than last week. On Monday we had a group activity, Science Of The Slam. Students hypothesized about athletic performance, and how they could judge if someone would be a good dunker. Everyone seemed reasonably happy and engaged throughout, and definitely learned a little about science and collecting data.
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Science and Engineering of Athletic Performance Program

James Davis

As part of the Summer Matters / Make A Play group John Drazen, Brenda Thomson, and James Davis have been hosting a summer program about how the scientific method and sensors / data can be useful to athletic performance and human health. In support of the program we have five awesome volunteers from other programs and departments. Professor Frank Lombardo, and graduate students Amy Loya, Andrew Watrobski, Elizabeth Capogna, and Max Winkelman have all graciously agreed to donate their time to teaching students. The program runs Monday & Wednesday 7/13/15-8/5/15.

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