When Robert “Joshua” Dobbs throws a football across the field to his teammates, he is making adjustments based on quick calculations for distance, wind, and the weight of the ball. The further away his target, the harder he has to throw the ball. These adjustments are done naturally in his head, but true engineers and scientists would say the art of throwing a football revolves around physics.
At first, it may be a surprise when Dobbs, a Chancellor’s Honors student and true freshman quarterback, explains he is studying aerospace engineering. Engineering programs are rigorous and adding football practice, film study, travel, and games to the mix might make some go into overload, or others to steer clear from attempting both the sport and choice of study altogether. But for Dobbs, physics and math are two of his favorite subjects. To read more about Dobbs, visit the College of Engineering website.