Episode 129: How are STEM and Sports Related?

Meet the Expert:  Sean Barton, the Director of Curriculum and Strategy for STEM Sports

Sean Barton, STEM SportsSean Barton is the Director of Curriculum and Strategy for STEM Sports®. Sean formerly served as Director of Athletics, Extended Day Director, Summer Camp Program Director, and Middle School PE teacher in Seattle, Washington. During this time, he also served on the Athletic Advisory Council as Head Basketball Commissioner for Catholic Youth Organization Athletics. Most recently, Sean served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Native American Basketball Invitational Foundation. Preceding Sean’s professional career, he competed in basketball at St. Clair College (MI) after receiving a scholarship, where he played baseball as well. Sean would go on to earn his M.A. in Business Administration from Northcentral University. Sean’s goal is to apply his professional and academic experiences to support and drive the mission of STEM Sports®, diligently serving students and educators in a vast and changing world.


 Sports wouldn’t happen without SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH!!

Check out the COOL activities for kids  at STEM Sports


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Next time you are playing sports or watching it, look for the science, technology, engineering, and math that is happening.

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The SEcret Science of Sports book


Highlighted book for this episode! 

The Secret Science of Sports: The Math, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering Behind Every Grand Slam, Triple Axel, and Penalty Kick by Jennifer Swanson







Book List: 

The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science: 54 All-Star Experiments (Irresponsible Science)
by Sean Connolly

Learning STEM from Baseball: How Does a Curveball Curve? And Other Amazing Answers for Kids! (STEM Sports) by Marne Ventura

Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game by Allen St. John and Ainissa Ramirez

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