The goal of the podcast is to cast light on the technical aspects of recreational and professional sports. There is an enormous amount of science-based work that happens largely behind the scenes before, during, and after athletes hit the field and products hit the market. Through interviews with athletes, researchers, engineers and designers, the podcast aims to reveal the cool technological intricacies of sport and give the listeners an inside look at the sports technology field.
Dr. Mike Vasquez is a Sports Technology expert who has spent his career working to bring innovative engineering and technology solutions to sports. During his career, Mike has worked with companies including Easton, Burton Snowboards, New Balance, Rawlings, Progressive Sports Technologies, and the MIT Sports Innovation Lab.
Mike completed his PhD at Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute in the UK specializing in Sports Technology and Additive Manufacturing. He received his BS/M.Eng from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering.
Mike was a captain of the MIT baseball team and has worked as an assistant coach at MIT while completing his Masters degree. He as also finished six marathons and loves to snowboard.