It was one of the best experiences of my educational career and honestly taught me so much. I’ve had dreams of becoming an orthopedic surgeon since I was younger and today really enforced that I belong in this field. Also, I’m glad you’ve opened my eyes to biomedical engineering as well. I never thought learning could be so fun and I was so happy to be a part of this program. — Student Participant, 2011
October 25, 2013
The 2013 Kansas City POP was recently featured on “The Local Show”. This great piece shows what it’s really like to participate in a POP. Check it out here KC POP 2013 !
October 24, 2013
Orthopedics Today, October 2013 Although a male-dominated field, more women are pursuing an orthopedic career The history of orthopedics in the United States has been highlighted by the work of women. In 1937, Ruth Jackson, MD, became the first female board-certified orthopedic surgeon in the country. She wrote The Cervical Syndrome, which for years [...]
October 23, 2013
The Perry Initiative conducted its first-ever K12 teacher training this past Friday in Kansas City at the KC STEM Alliance Professional Development Day. Approximately fifteen Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teachers attended a two-hour workshop where they trained on Perry-inspired curriculum that they can use in their classrooms. Check out our facebook page for more photos.
October 8, 2013
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has been a great partner for The Perry Initiative since 2009. PLTW is a highly acclaimed, hands-on engineering and biomedical curriculum that is used in 6,000 high school, middle school, and elementary schools across the country. Many PLTW students attend the Perry Outreach Programs, and PLTW administration has mentored the [...]
September 23, 2013
The Perry Initiative was honored to participate in the 2013 Hearts Grants Awards Ceremony on September 18, 2013. The yearly event celebrates recipients of grants awarded through San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s Hearts and Heroes campaign. Shown are Ken Pimental, Director of Communications, Chevron Energy Solutions, and Mari Collings, Associate Director, the Perry Initiative, [...]
September 19, 2013
Members of The Perry Initiative’s Board of Directors were in Washington DC earlier this week to advance our mission of diversifying engineering and medicine. Board Member Dr. Mary O’Connor from The Mayo Clinic in Florida chaired the annual Movement is Life Caucus on Musculoskeletal Health Disparities, where the focus was on reducing the health disparities in orthopaedics that exist based [...]