First prize was awarded to Marco Reijne from Delft University of Technology for his project on ‘The next level in pole vaulting: A mechanical model based on exploration’.
Second prize was awarded to Biem Wibbens from Delft University of Technology for his project on ‘The design of field hockey sticks’.
Congratulations to both Marco and Biem!
We received a high number of excellent projects this year which were a great reflection on the quality of sports engineering education around the world. The judges enjoyed reading the wide range of project areas that were submitted and thank you once again to all the applicants.
While completing his Masters of Science at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, Brock Laschowski worked alongside the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and Rowing Canada Aviron to study how the mechanical properties of different oar shafts effect rowing biomechanics. This research was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Volker Nolte, and was partially funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Laschowski and Nolte recently published their findings in some of the leading sports engineering journals. These novel investigations involved both experimental [link] and model-based [link] approaches. Notably, their on-water experiments involved National and World Champion Rowers. Nolte is currently working at the Rio Olympics with Team Canada, while Laschowski eagerly watches the fruits of his labor from afar.
Sports Engineering Student Project Competition 2016
Eligibility: This competition is open to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students of years 2015 and 2016 at any institution of higher education in the world, who have undertaken an individual project on a sports engineering topic. Individual projects are defined as work wherein the student was the primary contributor. Only original work will be eligible (i.e. if the work has been published, the original report and not the published manuscript should be submitted).
Submission: Deadline: 28th September 2016
Please submit an electronic PDF version of your project.
Submissions should be sent to the following: email@example.com
Judging: This will be carried out by the members of the executive committee of the ISEA. Judging criteria will be based on the originality of the project, the quality of the work and its presentation.
Results will be announced by 1st December 2016.
Prizes: 1st prize: A certificate and a cheque for £100 and full membership to the ISEA for one year. 2nd prize: A certificate and full membership to the ISEA for one year.
For further information, please see the ISEA website at www.sportsengineering.org or by direct contact with the organiser, Heather Driscoll via H.Driscoll@mmu.ac.uk
Please register and make a payment by March 18th! see http://www.miun.se/en/sports-tech-research-centre/seminars-and-conferences/isea-winter-school-2016/registration
First prize was awarded to Davide Zampiere from University of Padova for his project on ‘Fabrication and mechanical testing of auxetic foam for sport safety applications’.
Second prize was awarded to Brock Laschowski from University of Western Ontario for his project on ‘The effects of oar-shaft stiffness and length of rowing biomechanics’.
Congratulations to both Davide and Brock!
The judges were very impressed with the quality of all the projects we received this year; they were a great reflection of the high standard of sports engineering work undertaken by our members at the moment. Thank you to all applicants.
ISEA2016 – THE ENGINEERING OF SPORT11
Date: 11 – 14 July, 2016
Conference Location: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Conference Chair: Prof. Dr. Frans van der Helm
The 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association will take place in Delft from 11-14 July, 2016. The conference program provides the conferees the opportunity to learn from inspiring keynote speakers via lectures, parallel sessions, poster presentations and networking sessions.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
You are encouraged to submit a 1-page abstract ( max. 350 words) before October 1st, 2015 on any of the following topics:
Abstracts should briefly outline the main research question(s), research method, results and conclusions as well as their general significance. References might be added. Upon review of the abstracts, notification of acceptance will be made by December 1st, 2015 (complete papers due February 1st, 2016).
The abstract should be written in English following the ISEA2016 template which can be found here.
Prof.dr. F.C.T. van der Helm – Head of Local Organising Committee
Routledge have recently published a new book, “The Science of Engineering and Sports Surfaces”, Eds. Sharon Dixon, Paul Fleming, Iain James and Matt Carre. This draws together the latest research on biomedical, medical and engineering approaches to the study of sports surfaces. It will be of interest to all ISEA members working in this field. More information can be found a at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415500920
Sports Engineering Student Project Competition 2015
This competition is open to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students of years 2014 and 2015 at any institution of higher education in the world, who have undertaken an individual project on a sports engineering topic. Individual projects are defined as work wherein the student was the primary contributor (e.g., would be considered ‘first author’ if the work was published).
This is in two stages:
First stage deadline, 1 August 2015: submission of the abstract in English taken from the project report. Submissions should be sent to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates will be advised of the outcomes on or about the 1 September 2015. Short listed candidates will be invited to enter the second stage.
Second stage deadline, 1 October 2015: by invitation, submission of an electronic copy of the project report in English. Submissions should be sent to the following: email@example.com. Final winners will be notified on 1 November 2015.
Judging: This will be carried by members of the Executive Committee of the ISEA. Judging criteria will be based on originality of the project, the quality of the work, and its presentation.
Prizes: First prize will be a certificate together with a cheque for £100 and full membership of the ISEA for one year. Second prize will be a certificate and full membership of the ISEA for one year.
Sport England award hopes to help make sport accessible to more people
September 15, 2014 marks the opening for entries to a new Sports Technology Design award. The competition, which is the brainchild of the Sports Technology Awards and is being supported by Sport England, is hoping to unearth a design that gets more young people, women or disabled people doing sport.
Awards Director, Rebecca Hopkins, explained ‘The Sports Technology Awards has been embraced by the sector and whilst it is exciting to celebrate excellence within the sector, we felt we could add value by prompting innovation at a practical level too. Sport England shared our vision and helped us shape something that has tangible value both for the person or body behind a design but for large numbers of end users too.’
Tanya Joseph, Director of Business Partnerships Sport England, added ‘Sport England is committed to get as many people involved in sport as possible. This means tackling the barriers which get in the way, that is why we have issued this challenge to designers as this is a real issue they can help us overcome.’
Entries for the award are encouraged from UK-based individuals, academic institutions and SMEs with the winner receiving a £10,000 bursary to help them further develop their product.
Submissions are via the Sports Technology Awards website (www.sportstechnologyawards.com) and are open until 30 November 2014. The shortlist will be announced in late January 2015 with the successful entry being revealed at the awards ceremony on 27 March in Central London.
Criteria and minimum Terms and Conditions of the Sport England Sports Technology Design Challenge
1. To enter the Sport England Sports Technology Design Challenge, access and complete the entry form. Only fully completed entry forms will be accepted.
2. Entries are limited to 1500 words and 5 attachments. Entries exceeding the word limit will be automatically marked down by the judges.
3. Entries must be submitted online via the Sports Technology Awards website.
4. Please provide contact details of a representative who can answer any enquiries on the entry form.
5. All entries must be submitted by November 30th 2014.
6. The competition is open to UK based entrants.
7. Entries will be accepted by those who have a new concept, product or service that will facilitate an increase of participation in sport, especially for women, young people or disabled people.
8. The project can be at any stage of development – from inception of the idea to the distribution of product.
9. All applicants must be able to demonstrate ‘financial need’ for the funding and come under one of the following criteria:
i. A proposal at the idea stage which needs help to develop into a project
ii. A project that needs support to become an effective product service
iii. A product or service that is ready to be scaled up
10. Entry is open to enterprises of all sizes as well as individuals.
11. The winner will be awarded a grant of £10,000 (excl VAT) and will be required to enter into a funding agreement with Sport England.
Terms and Conditions:
1. The entry form represents the full and entire official entry. Attempts to influence the judges further by any means outside, or in addition to, the official entry may result in disqualification.
2. On receipt of an entry, the awards administrators will confirm its arrival via email. If a receipt is not received within three days, it is the responsibility of the entrant to contact the administrators to confirm its arrival. Unless written or verbal confirmation has been received, the arrival of any entry cannot be guaranteed.
3. Entrants will be shortlisted, and then published on the Sports Technology Awards and Sport England websites in January 2015.
4. The final decision will be at the sole discretion of Sport England.
5. The winner will be announced during the Sport Technology Awards on 27th March 2015.
6. All entrants reaching the provisional shortlist will be contacted upon announcement to discuss their attendance. Entrants unable to commit to attendance at the awards ceremony may not be included in the final shortlist.
7. Details of the shortlisted entries will be published, including entry profiles using the information taken from the entry form. The names of the enterprises/individuals that are not shortlisted will not be revealed.
8. Funding can only be used for the purpose for which the prize is granted. Misuse on ineligible items of spend will result in the withdrawal of funding. Ineligible items include:
9. The grant recipient must be able to provide evidence of all spending to ensure no misuse.
10. The grant can be paid either in advance as one payment or split between two six-monthly payments.
11. The investment from Sport England must be recognised using the Sport England Sports Technology Design Challenge logo.
It’s been announced that the 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association will take place in Delft from 11th up to 14th of July 2016 at TU Delft. Please visit the website for further information.