What makes todays sporting events so exciting? Most people would say “it’s the competitors”, but where would they be without the innovative equipment they rely on to be the very best?
Sports technology is at the cutting edge of engineering and design; bringing together an understanding of human anatomy and physiology with the complexity of mathematics and physics to enable athletes to perform, often far beyond what seems humanly possible.
If you have ever wondered how that incredible equipment is designed, what it would be like to work in the sports technology industry or you’re just an avid sports fan then why not attend on Thursday 23rd June 2016.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is proud to welcome a host of sports engineering professionals including engineers, students and athletes to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day. At this event you will be able to share experiences, make new contacts and hear about the wide range of career paths the sport engineering industry has to offer.
The evening will begin with presentations from a number of guests, including:
- Heather Driscoll, President of the Sports Engineering Society
- Alice Bullas, PhD student at Sheffield Hallam & engineer on Guy Martin’s Speed programme
Both Heather and Alice will give their views on sports technology from the point of view of the engineer and user. Alongside this there will be a technical demonstration from Sheffield Hallam, a display by Armourgel Body Protection and a number of displays from Imperial College Biomedical Engineering Students.
The event will be hosted by ISportsconnect TV presenter Rebecca Hopkins, Managing Director of ENS PR Ltd and the Sports Technology Awards, with a panel of sports technology professionals talking about their greatest engineering challenges and achievements and what the future holds for sports and engineering.