It is our proposal that cultivating Physical Intelligence will produce better researchers, scientists and engineers. Beyond fitness and the life skills typically associated with PE, Physical Intelligence offers students--regardless of their athletic ability--a chance to understand, experience and apply associations between exercise and academic disciplines in interdisciplinary labs, research and design.

Funding is being sought for a DAPER Teaching and Learning Lab based on the physical intelligence concept and designed to establish a substantive pedagogical link between PE and academic activity at MIT. Such a lab would provide a center for the articulation, development and exploration of both the conceptual and practical aspects of physical intelligence and for integrating it throughout academic departments-- from physics, mechanical engineering, aero/astro, computer and cognitive science to communication and the arts—leading to a more complete integration of intellectual and physical experience for MITstudents.