Source: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. May 21, 2013 : PASADENA, CALIF. - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that, together with Texas Medical Center's National Center for Human Performance (TNCHP), it is participating in a research study designed to evaluate and enhance safety factors affecting youth athletes. The Jacobs-sponsored study was conducted through a Jacobs Space Act Agreement with the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), and involved the evaluation of various means for reducing the momentum transferred by a soccer ball to the head of a youth soccer player. Students from Rice University and The Kinkaid School (both located in Houston, Texas) were involved in the study as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) internship program. Jacobs personnel worked with TNCHP to set up experiments in the NASA JSC Vibration & Acoustic Test Facility; operating the test facility equipment and helping the students acquire the necessary data. In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Terry Hagen said, "We are very pleased to sponsor The National Center for Human Performance and to be instrumental in these studies focusing on youth sports safety. Jacobs is committed to providing STEM educational opportunities and to investing in activities and education programs that interest students in the possibilities of future careers in our industry." "Athletics provide opportunities for young people to prepare for real life by learning to deal with adversity, work with others toward a common goal, overcome obstacles, fail, be defeated, and to win," said Texas Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Robbins, M.D. "That being said, at least one in 15 of all youth sports participants goes to the emergency room each year for a sports injury. I believe this research is critical in finding answers and solutions for injury prevention." TNCHP's mission is to maintain and enhance human performance in the arts, sports, space exploration, the military, and the general public, through appropriate applications of research and education in medicine and related sciences. Jacobs provides engineering, scientific, and technical services to the Engineering and Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorates at NASA JSC.
Source: Epoch Lacrosse
Design and technology company known for premier lacrosse equipment unveils new shaft incorporating technology used in aerospace and military industries
Minneapolis (September 22, 2017) – Epoch Lacrosse, a U.S. design and technology company that specializes in lacrosse, announces the release of its brand-new, next generation Dragonfly Eight shaft. The eighth edition of the Dragonfly shaft debuts Surface Veil Technology (SVT), proven to maintain structural integrity, and comes in an exclusive carbon black color, with silver decals for all athletes.read more
Source: Aktiv Solutions
Inspirational exercise spaces and structures to take shape in landmark parks, corporate campuses, and university recreation environments across the United States
Santa Monica, CA- September 21, 2017 – Aktiv Solutions and MyEquilibria today announced a partnership by which the companies will integrate an inspirational line of specialty outdoor training structures to be placed in a variety of highly-accessible public locations, dramatically enhancing the landscape of adult outdoor fitness as we know it.read more
Source: Pool Safely
Nearly 70% of These Drownings Involved Children Younger Than Age Five
WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017*, at least 163 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, a Pool Safely campaign partner. Of the 163 reports, 112 of the victims — nearly 70 percent — were children younger than age five.read more
Source: RCF USA Inc.
(Edison, New Jersey) In 1995, an expansion of the National Football League added the Carolina Panthers. A year later, they debuted their new state-of-the-art stadium in downtown Charlotte. Over the years, while there have been minor upgrades, the stadium started to fall behind the standards set forth by the NFL, and the expectations of the fan experience.read more
Source: Oasis International
Helps you easily accommodate today’s environmentally conscious lifestyles
September 19, 2017—More than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away every day, and each will take 700 years to decompose. Because of this, more people are carrying their own repeat-use water bottles and want to be able to refill them on the go. They do it to be more responsible about the environment and to save on the cost of buying single-serve water. Thanks to Oasis®, adding a bottle-filling station to a building’s drinking water system doesn’t have to be a complicated, expensive undertaking.read more