Best-Selling Author, Director and Producer to Speak about the Intersection of Technology and Physical Education

May 1, 2012

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host “Using Technology to Refine Physical Education in the 21st Century” presented by Jen Ohlson, founder and president of Interactive Health Technologies.

When: 5:45 p.m., Thursday, May 3. This event is free and open to the public.

Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Rm. 204), 1900 University Ave.

Background: When it comes to helping children live the healthiest, happiest, most prosperous lives possible, one of the best ways to motivate and capture their imaginations is in school. In this talk, Ohlson will share how she created the ultimate science project for students using the best wireless connection in the world ― his or her own body in motion. The “Spirit System” builds a comprehensive, day-by-day profile of student health information and correlates it back to academic and attendance success.

Ohlson recently wrote and directed her first feature film, “Health Needs a Hero,” an educational documentary that details the epidemic of childhood health issues. Ohlson is also the author of the national award-winning coffee table book, “Every Town Needs a Trail,” which celebrates the lore and heritage of Austin’s Town Lake hike-and-bike trail.

For more information, contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, Texas Advanced Computing Center, 512 232 5771.