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Forging a Career in Sports Engineering: How to Find Your Personal Path

Sport is your passion and you love science and technology?

What!!! You have never heard anything about sports engineering?

Well, great that you do now, because it really is a thing and it is pretty amazing!!!

If you are interested in how to become a successful sports engineer yourself, then join us for the open Students and Education Session at the ISEA Engineering of Sport 14 Conference – the official conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA).

FACTS

WHEN: 8th June 2022, 13:00 EDT (UTC/GMT -4:00)

WHERE: On-site and online (link TBA soon)

WHO: All students and early-career sports engineers

WHAT: During the session, a panel of experienced sports engineers from industry and academia will talk about their personal path and answer your questions about how to become a sports engineer yourself.

COSTS: Free online participation

MODERATOR: Jonathan Shepherd (PING, ISEA President)

PANEL: Nadine Lippa (Wilson Sporting Goods), Kim Blair (Re:Build Manufacturing), Tom Allen (Manchester Metropolitan University, Sports Engineering Journal Editor-in-chief), Patrick Mayerhofer (Simon Fraser University, ISEA Student Representative)

For more information and to register, please visit https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuceyrqTMqEtAaLOJGJKAF5ZOP-wIufCsK

2021 Student Project Competition- Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Student Project Competition. Please see below the top 3 entries and follow the links to view their winning submissions.

1st place – Elias Kaj Wallnoefer, Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
2nd place – Dominic Hoelbling, University of Vienna
3rd place – Anika Stöhr – Chemnitz University

Student engagement

We are currently looking for students who would like to send us a video for our twitter “Student Month”. This month, we want to advertise students in the ISEA and the great work that they are doing. If you are interested in getting your personal shout-out on the sports engineering twitter page, please email patrick.mayerhofer@locomotionlab.com, our student representative.

About the video: You can choose any format you’d like for this video. You can be creative and fun! You can talk about the work in your lab being done, about your latest project, or about the project you did with an ISEA grant you might have gotten in the past. Ideal would be if you could show some footage of the equipment being used, the lab itself, or any other cool sports engineering things you have used for your projects. If you’d like, you could also add one reason why you are part of the ISEA community.

We are looking forward to seeing and sharing your great work.

Patrick Mayerhofer

2021 Asia Singapore Conference on Sport Science ‘LIVE’

Link Category: Research Centres/Interest Groups

Website: https://acss.ear.com.sg

The 2021 Asia Singapore Conference on Sport Science ‘LIVE’ organized by East Asia Research and Southern Cross University, Australia, is happening on 7-8 December 2021 in Singapore. Don’t dismiss this by thinking that air-travel is impossible. With COVID-19 mass vaccination programs being rolled out, we are confident that ACSS2021 will be a success.

Can you help list the 2021 Asia Singapore Conference on Sport Science ‘LIVE’ information on your website and also disseminate information about this conference to your members and colleagues? More info is available at acss.ear.com.sg.

At ACSS 2021, you’ll hear exciting keynote speeches by

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Douglas B. McKeag (MD, MS, FACSM) Chairman of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine from 1999 – 2009, OneAmerica Professor Emeritus for Family, Sports and Preventive Medicine and founding Director of the IU Center for Sports Medicine, ‘Founding fathers’ of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the United States

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mike Climstein (FASMF, FACSM, FAAESS), Southern Cross University Australia

Dr. Stephen Burns, Associate Professor, Physical Education and Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Kawabata Masato, Asst. Professor, Physical Education and Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

You’ll find this conference lively, informative and inspiring. We have set the last day of registration to be on the 8th Nov 2021, giving you ample time to decide. There are virtual options if travelling is difficult. Head over to our ACSS 2021 website acss.ear.com.sg to find out more. Go for it.

Announcing icSPORTS conference:

The ISEA is proud to be an institutional partner for the 9th international conference on Sports Science Research and Technology Support conference, to be held in Valletta Malta, on 28-29th October, 2021.

Most human activities, including sports, are becoming more and more technological. Engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are important in the support for many activities directly or indirectly related to sport sciences, including improvement of physical activities, sports medicine, biotechnology and nutrition, sports management, and all other application areas in sports. This conference intends to be a meeting point for both academics, sport professionals and practitioners to exchange ideas and develop synergies. Authors are encouraged to highlight the benefits of technology for sports either in general or in a particular application. Ideas regarding sports related issues using technology will arise from this conference. Papers describing case studies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques indicating future directions in sports technology are particularly of interest. Papers should describe original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted complete papers, presented at the conference, will be published in the Proceedings of icSPORTS, with ISBN, both on paper and digitally. All presented papers will be indexed and included in the SCITEPRESS digital library for increased visibility. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. Presentation format can be chosen between oral and poster sessions.

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:
1. COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN SPORTS
2. HEALTH AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY
3. SIGNAL PROCESSING IN HUMAN MOVEMENT
4. SPORT PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY

For more information please see the website: http://www.icsports.org/

Journal of Sports Engineering announce ‘Paper of the Year’

Sports Engineering journal Best Paper of the Year competition.

The following papers were selected. These papers are of the highest quality in term of their significance, novelty and rigor.

First place

Smith, C., Saulino, M., Luong, K., Simmons, M., Nessler, J.A. and Newcomer, S.C., 2020. Effect of wetsuit outer surface material on thermoregulation during surfing. Sports Engineering, 23(1), pp.1-8.

SharedIt link to read: https://rdcu.be/celBC

Link to paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-020-00329-8

Runners-up

Greybe, D.G., Jones, C.M., Brown, M.R. and Williams, E.M., 2020. Comparison of head impact measurements via an instrumented mouthguard and an anthropometric testing device. Sports Engineering, 23, pp.1-11.

Link to open access paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-020-00324-z

Hermann, A., Ostarhild, J., Mirabito, Y., Bauer, N. and Senner, V., 2020. Stretchable piezoresistive vs. capacitive silicon sensors integrated into ski base layer pants for measuring the knee flexion angle. Sports Engineering, 23(1), pp.1-10.

Link to open access paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-020-00336-9

New Executive Committee announced at the AGM

The ISEA announced the new Executive Committee at the AGM held 4 November 2020.

Election results

Directors
President – Jonathan Shepherd
Secretary – Chloe Newman-Mann
Special Adviser – Kim Blair
Treasurer – Marcus Dunn

Executive Committee Members:
Matt Carré
Arjen Jansen
Nadine Lippa
Franziska Mally
Nicola Petrone
Stefan Schwanitz
Lloyd Smith
David Thiel
Paul Wood

Student Representatives on Executive Committee:
Anna Giesler
Patrick Mayerhofer

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE 2020 STUDENT PROJECT COMPETITION

The deadline has now been extended to the 11th November 2020, 5pm UTC

Why not submit your work?

This competition is open to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students of years 2019 and 2020, 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).

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. 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.

For further details on the criteria please see https://www.sportsengineering.org/2020-student-project-competition/

Announcing the 2020 Student Project Competition

Why not submit your work?

This competition is open to undergraduate, masters, and PhD students of years 2019 and 2020, 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).

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. 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.

For further details on the criteria please see https://www.sportsengineering.org/2020-student-project-competition/

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