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Announcing the 2020 ISEA Conference

ISEA 2020 – The Engineering of Sport 13 We are pleased to announce the ISEA Conference in 2020 will be held in Tokyo, Japan 2020. The Sports Engineering and Human Dynamic Division (SHD) in The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) will host the conference. Tentative dates are 25-28 June 2020. More information to follow soon.

Announcing the winners of the student project competition 2017


Many congratulations to this years winners.

1st Dougie Mann (Imperial College London, UK)



2nd Nick Cecchi & Gianna Fote (University of California, Irvine, USA)



3rd Vijay Sreedhara (Clemson University, USA)



The prizes are:

1st – £1000 and full membership for 2018

2nd – £500 (shared) and full membership for 2018 (each)

3rd – full membership for 2018

Many thanks for all the submissions this year.

Sports Materials in Applied Sciences

Drs Allen, Foster, Strangwood and Webster are guest editing a Special Issue on Sports Materials in Applied Sciences (IF 1.679). The deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2018. More information can be found here: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Sports_Materials Thanks Dr Tom Allen

ISEA 2017 STUDENT PROJECT COMPETITION

Eligibility:

This competition is open to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students of years 2016 and 2017, at any institution of higher education in the world, who have undertaken a project on a sports engineering or technology topic. Projects are defined as work wherein the students are the primary contributor. Both individual and group submissions are eligible (please see prizes for clarification).

Submission:

Please present your work in the form of an infographic. An infographic is the utilisation of visual images (such as a chart or diagram) to represent information or data in a quick and easily understandable way. For some great examples, please refer to the sport science blog by Yann Le Meur (https://ylmsportscience.com/).

Selected entries will be made available on the website and social media platforms and are an excellent way to showcase your research to a wider audience.

The ISEA logo is available for download in light or dark format, and must be included in your infographic.

Please submit your infographic in PDF or PNG format. Submissions should be sent to the following: isea@shu.ac.uk

Please include a contact email address for all members if submitting as a group. Deadline: 1st October 2017 Judging: Judging will be carried out by the members of the executive committee of the ISEA. Marks will be awarded in areas such as academic rigour, originality and presentation. Results will be announced by 31st December 2017. Prizes: 1st prize: £1000 and full membership to the ISEA for one year* 2nd prize: £500 and full membership to the ISEA for one year* 3rd prize: Full membership to the ISEA for one year* *The prize funds for group submissions will be shared equally among members and each member will receive student ISEA membership for one year. For further information, please see the ISEA website at www.sportsengineering.org or by direct contact with the organisers via isea@shu.ac.uk

ISEA Student Project Competition 2016 – Results

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.

Olympic Research! Student Member Brock Laschowski

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.

ISEA 2016 SPORTS ENGINEERING STUDENT PROJECT COMPETITION

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: h.driscoll@mmu.ac.uk
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

ISEA Student Project Competition 2015 – Results

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 – Call for abstracts

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:
  • Aero- and hydrodynamics (including fluid mechanics)
  • Biomechanics, materials and human material interaction (including sports equipment mechanics, sport products innovation)
  • Measurement, feedback and simulation
  • Motivation and persuasion to compete in sports, play and exercise
  • Sports infrastructure and facilities (including sports surfaces)
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. For all information, please visit www.isea2016.com or contact the Conference Secretariat at ISEA2016@tudelft.nl Prof.dr. F.C.T. van der Helm – Head of Local Organising Committee

Routledge publish a new book “The Science of Engineering and Sports Surfaces”

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