Career of the Month: An Interview with Sport Biomechanist Bill Sandsby: Megan Sullivan

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This month's column features Bill Sands, a Sports Biomechanist at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC). As Head of Sport Biomechanics and Engineering, he helps Olympic athletes defeat their opponents and achieve their dreams. Catapult your students' interest in this exciting career that integrates science and sport.

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Publication Date
10/1/2005

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  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:08 AM

Athletes know the difference between winning and losing can be a matter of seconds. A sports biomechanist can help athletes train smarter as well as develop equipment to help them accomplish that task. Bill Sands is the head of the Sports Biomechanist and Engineering for the US Olympic Training Center. He is responsible for the service and research for 45 different sports. Reading about his job one quickly learns that as a former gymnast he has been lucky to combine an interest with a challenging career. This article would definitely inspire the athletes in a classroom so that they might combine their interests in science and athletics.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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