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Top 14 of 2014: The science of snowboarding

December 17, 2014
Brianno Coller

Brianno Coller

As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year.

No. 14

NIU mechanical engineering professor Brianno Coller was featured in “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” a 10-part video series.

The series was created through the collaborative efforts of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. The videos were the latest installment in NSF’s and NBC Learn’s Emmy Award-winning “Science of Sports” series.

The segment featuring Coller focused on the engineering of the snowboarding half-pipe and how engineers are helping snowboarders soar higher than ever before.