Have you ever considered the role that math and science plays in sports performance? Over the last two months, RPI student athletes have been learning how biomechanics principles can help them improve athletically.
Wednesday, they used their studies to create a training clinic for local high school soccer and basketball players. The young athletes learned how biomechanics could help them measure, analyze and inform their own performance.
Organizers say it also served as a way to get more kids interested in STEM careers.
"You can do fun things with it. You can apply it in different ways, and I'm hoping they can see that," said Elizabeth Ekhardt. "You can apply it to your favorite sport -- basketball; you can apply it to soccer; you can apply it to anything you want. So I hope that they can see that it's not just sitting in a classroom and having your head down in a computer."
RPI students hope the clinic helped eliminate stereotypes associated with both sports and STEM careers, saying it's possible to do both.