The SAFR Challenge

A Physics Innovation Competition at Grove City College

Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Grove City College in conjunction with Dr. Shane Brower, Professor of Physics, Grove City College, The SAFR Challenge is an innovation competition that tasks students with developing and building a headband designed to reduce the prevalence of concussions in collegiate soccer players.

Students in Dr. Brower’s SCIC 201: Fundamentals of the Universe class spend time planning, developing, and testing their headbands, in an effort to create the best concussion-preventing headband based on a combination of factors:  comfort, appearance, cost, and force reduction. The top seven teams from the class will advance to the finals!

SAFR Challenge Finals

Thursday, October 26, 2023

7:30 PM

Sticht Lecture Hall

Winners will be determined using a special rubric that weighs each headband’s appearance, level of comfort, practicality, and the quality of the group’s presentation.

College-Level Prizes

1st Place: $100*

Kare Guard

2nd Place: $75*

Use Your Head

3rd Place: $50*

Sports Halo

*per team member

Watch recordings from years past!