The Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center (RESEC) is named in honor of a record-setting Olympian and College of Engineering graduate, Ray Ewry. As a joint effort between the College of Engineering and Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics, the center reflects Ewry's passion for both sports and engineering and advances research and learning opportunities to athletes and students alike. The center benefits athletes in all levels of competition from local and regional to national and international.
What is Sports Engineering?
Sports Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that uses engineering principles to create solutions to the greatest challenges and opportunities facing sports today.
The field of sports engineering involves utilizing scientific theory, practical application, and technical knowledge to address sports-related challenges through data-driven insights and a results-oriented approach. RESEC strives to advance research, education, and industry engagement in sports engineering for students, faculty, and athletes.
At RESEC, we believe in the unifying, instructive, and transformative power of sports. Our primary objectives are to unite, teach, challenge, and drive change. With a profound understanding of sports' societal influence and a passion for the game, we seek to harness today’s advanced technology to reimagine how to train athletes, organize events, and engage with fans.
The three priorities of RESEC are: the integrity of competition, the health and safety of participants, and the engagement of the audience. Technology bridges the gap between each priority and engineering and data science lie at the center of all three. With innovative approaches to these priorities, we can meet the growing demand for a richer sports experience for all. To learn more about what we’re working on, visit our Research Focus Areas section.
Sports engineering unites various engineering disciplines, welcoming participants from diverse backgrounds. Besides offering a comprehensive Professional Master's Concentration in Sports Engineering, RESEC fosters collaboration between our internal affiliates and industry partners, effectively connecting Purdue's academic expertise with the industry's needs. Through these efforts, we strive to drive innovation, shape the future of sports, and create a positive impact on the sporting community.