Science & Futbol Lecture Mini-Series

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Episkyros is a soccer education provider. We educate kids how to play better soccer in the pitches but we also teach them about the relation of soccer with all science disciplines and mathematics. We create round student-athletes.

In collaboration with the University of Central Florida (UCF), we offer a completely free mini-series of two lectures on soccer and science for kids 10-14 years old.

On November 16, 2019, at 10 am – 12 pm.: The first lecture, entitled “Get In Formation”, will use elementary graph theory (an area of mathematics) explained in plain language to evaluate team formations and decide on the most effective way to place the 11 players on the field.

On November 23, 2019, at 10 am – 12 pm.: The second lecture, entitled “Banana Kicks and Knuckleballs”, will present a short summary of the quest to understand the aerodynamics principles of the flying soccer ball and then explain how elite soccer players take advantage of these principles to beat the opponent’s walls and goalkeeper.

The talks will take place in one of the most technologically advanced rooms of UCF, designed to advance student engagement and satisfaction. The exact location is: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 350, UCF, Orlando, FL 32816.

RSVP is required on UCF’s site to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/2PSiT9J

Parents/guardians/chaperones are required to accompany the kids.

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