A NEW WAY TO GO TO BAT

A NEW WAY TO GO TO BAT

Grose, Thomas K

BOOK REPORT A NEW WAY TO GO TO BAT High Tech Hot Shots: Careers in Sports Engineering Author: Celeste Baine; Publisher: National Society of Professional Engineers; Paperback, $19.99

CELESTE BAINE, who runs the Engineering Education Service Center in Eugene, Ore., often talks to high school classrooms, so she knows how hard it can be to get and keep the attention of teenagers. To generate some excitement among her audiences, she began talking to them about sports engineering, a burgeoning field. Now she’s taken her classroom lessons a step further with the publication of High Tech hot Shots: Careers in Sports Engineering, which is aimed at middle and high school athletes who may want to combine their avocation with their vocation. Although no U.S.school offers a degree in sports engineering, there’s a huge demand within the industry for engineers of all stripes, particularly mechanical, biomedical, chemical, and materials. From running shoes to bowling balls, manufacturers of nearly every type of sports gear need engineers to help design improved models. To purchase a copy, visit Baine’s Web site: www.hightechhotshots.com. -TG

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