In this episode, we speak with Nadine and Dave, two PhD research students in the Sports & High Performance Materials program at the University of Southern Mississippi with the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials andSchool of Human Performance and Recreation. Nadine is researching minimalist footwear and Dave is looking at American football helmets and both are coming at it from a materials perspective. They tell us a bit about their sports technology group at the university and their individual projects. Both minimalist footwear and football helmets are receiving a lot of attention from the general public at the moment so we enjoyed getting some well-researched opinions and comments from the scientists. Enjoy!