As part of the FEPSAC 2019 Congress, one of the largest sports psychology congresses in the world, held this year from 15.-20.7.2019 in Münster, a Science Slam was organized for the first time. Four canidates from Europe vied for the favor of the public and the international high-grade jury. The event was moderated by Dennis Dreiskämper. The media lab of the IfS has filmed the event.
ZIM-grant awarded for the development of an intelligent seatbelt
The Department of Movement Science was awarded a financial grant from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi) that will help the development of an innovative seatbelt. The grant proposal was written together with four other partners from industry and academics and falls within the scope of the so-called "Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises” (ZIM). Involved in the 2-year project on behalf of the Department of Movement Science will be Maarten van den Heuvel.
The Universitätsgesellschaft Münster e.V. supports a new project about eSports led by Dr. Till Utesch. The project aims to examine sport psychological and educational perspectives on eSports and (teacher) education. Furthermore, it aims to start a discussion about educational potentials of eSports and to promote the awareness of related risks in university studies. The project continues the idea of the seminar (WS 2018/19) „eSports – Educational potential or health risk?“ (Utesch/Grade). It will be implemented in cooperation with the AStA Sportreferat (Colja Homann, Maximilian Strunk) in 2019.