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Athletics Engineered: A Spike in Power

A “spike” in volleyball uses maximum power to pick up the tempo in a hard-fought volleyball game.  According to volleyball Buckeye and ME student Luisa Schirmer, spiking the ball is the fun part of the game -- using Isaac Newton’s theory of mechanical force and acceleration.  Learn more in this issue of Athletics Engineered!

Learn more about Luisa and the rest of the Women's Volleyball team at

Also be sure to check out another ME student, Nicolas Szerszen, and the 2016 National Championship Men's Volleyball team at