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CityLab is a Biotechnology laboratory for K12 education located at Boston University
Students and teachers explore topics in health, disease, and industry through an inquiry-based methodology.
Attention: Coaches and Physical Education teachers
CityLab at Boston University is working on a project to engage students in STEM through sports science. We have been working with a small population of coaches and student athletes who are using technology to collect personal performance data to inform individual performance and, in aggregate, team performance. The devices we have been using include Polar GoFit (https://polargofit.com/) and FitLight systems (https://www.fitlighttraining.com/). Polar GoFits are wearable heart rate and fitness trackers. FitLight systems are used to develop speed, agility, and reaction time. Both devices provide coaches and athletes with data that can be used in a variety of ways to inform fitness and skill development. The project is not limited to these devices and we want to learn about your use of this type of technology and the data it generates. Funding is available to expand the integration of technologies based on program needs.
We seek to partner with physical education teachers and coaches to help us expand this project to middle and secondary schools. Ultimately, we hope to extend the program into science/math/health classrooms so that students can learn the scientific basis for their athletic performance.
If you are interested in partnering with CityLab to examine different devices and to understand how data can be used to inform your expertise, please contact Katie Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted to meet with you at your convenience to explore how this program could be developed and implemented. Compensation is available for teachers and coaches who become partners on the project. We look forward to hearing from you!