Denver Broncos Foundation kicks off partnership with Science of Sport with STEM Field Day

Denver Broncos Foundation kicks off partnership with Science of Sport with STEM Field Day

Denver — The Denver Broncos Foundation kicked off a two-year partnership with Science of Sport with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field day on Wednesday.

In honor of National STEM Day, the Broncos partnered with Science of Sport for a STEM and football-themed field day at College View Elementary.

The event included six stations designed to incorporate football fundamentals into STEM learning, such as flexibility of different ball types, reaction time, throwing accuracy, and more. The activity stations are operated by Denver Broncos employee volunteers, and most of their full-time roles with the team are in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Denver Broncos employees, for example, have demonstrated the connection between everyday STEM education and opportunities in STEM-related careers in the sports industry. In addition to staff, Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, Justin Simmons, and alumni Nick Ferguson, David Broughton, and Billy Van Hoesen, joined the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders to cheer students through each activity station.

The mission of Science of Sport is to develop interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum and programming that is relevant through hands-on learning and mindset through the integration of sport.

“We are extremely proud of this partnership with the Denver Broncos Foundation,” said Darren Heaton, Executive Director of Sports Science. “This collaboration highlights not only our commitment to advancing education, but also our dedication to inspiring Denver Public Schools students to understand academics through the lens of football and the Broncos. We believe this program will both ignite a passion for learning and provide valuable life skills.” On and off the field.”

The partnership will focus on developing and creating the “Denver Broncos Science of Football” program, scheduled to launch during the spring 2024 semester.

More than 5,000 students in fourth through seventh grade and 50 teachers will have access to the curriculum and programs, which will contain 20 lessons focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and social and emotional learning topics in the context of the Denver Broncos and the sport of football.

“College View Elementary is thrilled to host the Denver Broncos,” said Joey Denoncourt, principal of College View Elementary School. “We strive to provide a deep connection between our education and life outside of school. Our students (3rd-5th grade) are excited to see how math, science and physical education classes align with sports science at one school in the most engaging way possible. We are so grateful for this partnership.”

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