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International Sports Engineering Workshop 2012


Wow! a nice collaboration between Institutions in the  UK, Germany and Australia, together with a cricket company! Well done boys

Sports Equipment Design Workshop 17th to 28th September 2012, Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), Victoria University and Chemnitz University have set up collaboration between their undergraduate Sports Engineering / Technology courses. Accompanied by their course leaders, students from Victoria and Chemnitz are visiting SHU for 2 weeks. Working in mixed groups the students will design, build and test an innovative cricket product under the guidance of Dr David Bacon, director of B3 Cricket. The students will also attend keynote lectures and visit local companies who will showcase UK expertise in Sports Engineering and Technology.

The collaboration is supported by the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). The ISEA is providing funding to support the industrial visits, as well as the following prizes which will include a 1-year student membership to the ISEA;

1. ISEA prize for the best home student 2. ISEAprizeforthebestvisitingstudent 3. ISEAprizeforthebestteam

Organising committee
Dr Tom Allen (, course leader SHU
Dr Daniel Lai (, course leader Victoria University Dr Heather Driscoll, SHU
Dr David Bacon, director B3 Cricket

Our intention is that our programme will inspire others to setup similar initiatives. Please contact us if you would like any more information.

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