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Sports Engineering and the Olympics Lecture

Hi all, I will be giving a lecture this Thursday for the IMechE:

Title: Sports Engineering in the Olympics: How much difference can it make?

 Speaker:   Dr Derek Covill BEng(Hons) PhD CEng MIMechE

Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton

 Date:   Thursday 3rd May, 6.30 for 7.00pm start in the main Lecture theatre (LT1) in the Cockcroft Building, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 4GJ.

Summary of lecture:
Sports engineering is a growing field within engineering with applications now reaching many high profile sports, especially those in the Olympics. This lecture aims to quantify the difference that engineering can make and has made in various Olympic sports, including cycling, swimming and tennis. The engineering technologies used in these sports and others will be analysed in terms of actual performance of athletes and also how this translates into winning medals, rule changes, improving safety and the performance of equipment.

Hope to see a few of you there!!


Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cockcroft Building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, BN2 4GJ


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