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Sports Engineering Seminar Day

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We would like to invite you to join us for our first Sports Engineering Seminar Day to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 29th March. The day has been sponsored by the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), Manchester Metropolitan University School of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). PhD students are leading the day with undergraduates and masters students being the main target audience but with some great talks we think academics may like to attend too. The event is open to all students/academics i.e. from all universities.

The aim of the day is to:
• Promote sports engineering in an academic environment
• Raise awareness of sports engineering
• Disseminate the work that is being conducted in this field of research.
The seminar programme will include four themed sessions of presentations, covering key themes of sports apparel, equipment mechanics, biomechanics and healthcare injury prevention. The agenda for the day can be found attached along with a flyer for the event. There will also be an opportunity for students to present their work in the form of a poster that will displayed in the lunch room.

We have many leading researchers presenting including Dr Carl Payton, Dr Steph Forrester, Dr Matt Carre, as well as industry partners including Pentland, Ansys and our keynote speaker Paul Barratt who is a biomechanic for British Cycling. Presenters have been asked to give a short overview of the path taken to becoming involved in the sports engineering sector followed by information on current research/projects being conducted.

The event will be a great networking platform for students to meet other students, academics and industry representatives to exchange research ideas and discuss potential future projects. We hope students will become inspired to look at furthering a career in the sports engineering discipline.

Please click the following links to download the SESAgenda and the SES Flyer for the day.

To sign up to the event we have the following eventbrite link:


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