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Science Lecture Series – Engineering in Sports
March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
While spectator sports such as the Olympics, the America’s Cup, and World Championships celebrate the achievement of world class athletes, their peak performance is often made possible by engineers that design and optimize their equipment and training. This involvement is critical in any sport (one must only think of the advanced swimming suits to reduce drag, or golf balls that fly farther than others), and is particularly noteworthy in sports that utilize sophisticated equipment, such as car and yacht races. Explore the role of engineering in sports and the benefits it yields. Dr. Alex Friess is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine. His research revolve around Engineering design, with applications in aerodynamics, energy, and sports, as well as engineering education.