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Video: Football—Science skills can help a quarterback complete the pass

By Faye Oney / November 21, 2018

There is more to football than running, throwing, kicking, and tackling. Watch today’s video to learn how science helps a quarterback ensures his pass reaches the receiver.

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Ramirez videos on the physics of football and the Titanic

By Eileen De Guire / August 31, 2012

The physics of football. Credit: Ainissa Ramirez; You Tube. Today is the start of the Labor Day weekend, and The American Ceramic Society extends its best wishes to all who work with ceramic materials. Indeed, the Society’s very existence is founded on the need of ceramic engineers in the late 19th century to have a…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Case Western Reserve at Carnegie Mellon

By Eileen De Guire / November 11, 2011

The GameCase Western Reserve University at Carnegie Mellon UniversityNov. 12, 2:000 p.m., ET These two look-alike schools will meet for the 41st time on Saturday. Since 1986, this game has been known as the Academic Bowl, to acknowledge that these institutions are among the nation’s top research and scholastic institutions, and that these scholar-athletes compete…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Bye week, student research at MS&T

By Eileen De Guire / October 20, 2011

The football throw event at the MS&T Expo drew a large crowd of quarterbacks. Credit: ACerS MS&T has been keeping me pretty busy, so this is a bye week from the football stories. They will resume next week. My record so far? I’m 4-2 and looking to improve next week! Regular readers of the “football”…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Virginia vs. Georgia Tech

By Eileen De Guire / October 14, 2011

The Game Georgia Institute of Technology at University of Virginia Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., ET This week we return to Big School match-ups with this Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bring a 6-0 record and a 12th place national ranking to the contest against the 3-2 University of Virginia Cavaliers. Tech…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Missouri S&T vs. South Dakota School of Mines

By Eileen De Guire / October 7, 2011

The GameSouth Dakota School of Mines & Technology at Missouri University of Science & TechnologyOct. 7, 1:00 p.m., CT Coaches from peewee leagues through the NFL harp all the time on the importance of mastering the fundamentals. This week’s match-up does just that. Neither school offers a BS in materials science. But, both offer degrees…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Yale vs. Lehigh

By Eileen De Guire / September 30, 2011

The Game Yale University at Lehigh University Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m., ET Both of these teams know their football and have rich traditions. Lehigh, I’m told, has the longest running matchup in college football in their 146-game rivalry with Lafayette. At Yale, “The Game,” (meaning the Harvard contest) is much anticipated every year. However, these…

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Materials (fantasy) football game of the week: MIT vs. Colorado School of Mines

By Eileen De Guire / September 23, 2011

The “Game”MIT “at” Colorado School of Mines Sometimes engineers and scientists have a tough time explaining what they do all day to outsiders. But, those who do modeling and simulation have it easy—all they have to say is that their work is like fantasy football applied to science. Of course, fantasy football is really modeling…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Auburn University vs. Clemson University

By Eileen De Guire / September 16, 2011

The GameAuburn at ClemsonSept. 17, 11:00 a.m., CT; Clemson, S.C. When my four sisters and I were young, people often confused us because they thought we looked alike. What dolts, we thought. How could anyone not see how different we are? Saturday’s Auburn and Clemson game is a contest between brother schools with a family…

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Materials football game of the week: Purdue vs. Rice

By Eileen De Guire / September 8, 2011

The GamePurdue at RiceSept. 10, 3:30 p.m., ET; Houston, Texas Rice begins its 100th football season with a golden “NASAversary” celebration commemorating its 50-year collaboration with the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. In a September 1962 speech at Rice Stadium, President John F. Kennedy said famously, “We choose to go to the moon in…

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