DETROIT (May 10, 2013) – ESPN Sport Science, the popular Emmy-winning television series featuring Wayne State University Professor of Biomedical Engineering Cynthia Bir, won a Sports Emmy Award for Best New Approach on May 7, 2013. Bir was listed as a producer on the nomination. 


Sport Science uncovers sports’ biggest myths and mysteries by using cutting-edge technology to measure momentum, forces and acceleration of top athletes. Bir, the show's lead scientist, helps viewers understand the internal and external forces sustained and generated by the body during high-level athletic activities.

The show previously won Emmys for Outstanding Graphic Design in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2009 the series also won for Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Programming.

ESPN Sport Science airs in short segments at various times on ESPN.

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