bigstockphoto_Bicycles_in_Motion_768961.jpg features a profile of Princeton undergraduate Nick Frey, who recently won the 2007 U.S. Espoir National Time Trial. Logging 25 hours a week in training surely contributed to Frey’s victory. But the article also details how Frey — who majors in mechanical and aerospace engineering — uses his knowledge of aerodynamics to his advantage.

Clearly, Frey is not the only engineer whose expertise gives him a sporting edge. Kyle Vanderlick is chairman of the chemical engineering department at Princeton and one of the world’s foremost experts on atomic-scale interactions that govern friction and adhesion between two surfaces. She is also a bowling champ. Read more to find out how her research informs her bowling.