On February 8th, our Chapter President, Dr. Noah Weisleder presented as part of the COSI After Dark Olympics program! His fascinating talk was titled “Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Changes in optimal performance in Olympian over the years”. He illustrated the changes in technique, talent, and physical specialization that have occurred since the early 1900’s, and how these changes correlate with improved athletic achievement in Olympians of various sports. Of particular interest was Dr. Weisleder’s comparison of two prominent Olympic gold medalists: Ohio State’s very own Jesse Owens and the Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt!
Sigma Xi supports the COSI After Dark program by providing speakers from our membership for their events. If you are interested in serving as a speaker in future COSI After Dark events please contact Kelly Crowe