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Robert Cook - Member of the USM Sports and High Performance Materials PhD program

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Job Info

Employer:
University of Southern Mississippi - USM

Employer Home Page:
http://www.usm.edu/shpm

Position Type:
Research
Product Development

Job skills:
Complex problem solving
Knowledge of physics principles
Modeling or simulation
Data analysis
Communication
Team work

Robert Cook's Job:
Robert is a member of the first class of the USM Sports and High Performance Materials PhD program--the first of its kind in the United States.  The program combines School of Polymer Science with the School of Health at USM to form a new field dedicated to the analysis of sports,  military,  and first response equipment.

"My interest is winter sports equipment, " says Robert. "I have done internships with K2 Sports,  designing tests to analyze the physical properties of high-end snowboards,  and at the University of Mississippi studying the biomechanics of the lower body during showboarding."

Career Facts

Employer Type:
School/Academia

Current Location:
Hattiesburg, MS

Physics Degree:
Bachelor

Educational Information

BS - Physics,  Lycoming College,  Williamsport,  PA
BA - Astronomy,  Lycoming College,  Williamsport,  PA

Robert Cook

Biography:

Robert received his BS in physics from Lycoming College in Williamsport,  PA,  along with a BA in Astronomy.  He's currently a member of the first class of the University of Southern Mississippi Sport and High Performance Materials PhD program.  The first of its kind in the United States,  the program combines the School of Polymer Science with the School of Health at USM to form a completely new field studying the properties of sports,  military,  and first response equipment.