The Youth Sports Lab

The Youth Sports Lab (YSL) is a 4-day long summer program intended to engage local underrepresented middle school students in sports medicine, engineering, and science.

YSL uses a basketball training camp, the science and engineering of athletic performance, biomechanics, and sports analytics as a platform for STEM+Medicine education. The long term goal of the program is to provide guidance towards continued engagement in STEM+M fields through the platform of sports.  The program is a collaboration between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University and 4th Family, an Albany-based non-profit.

  • 2018: August 28-31
  • 2019: August 20-23
  • 2020: Postponed until 2021