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Red Clay students drill down on engineering fundamentals

Newport, Del. —

Getting students interested in science and engineering careers takes more than a white board covered with integers and exponents – it takes power tools.

That’s the philosophy of Dr. Jenni Buckley, a biomedical engineer who had ninth-grade students at Conrad Schools of Science using a drill during her hands-on engineering presentation on Oct. 11.

Buckley, a Red Clay alumna, co-founded The Perry Initiative in 2009, which presents hands-on programs aimed at educating girls on the career opportunities available in orthopedic surgery and engineering. Only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees are earned by women, according to the American Society for Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers.

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Zewe, Adam. “Red Clay students drill down on engineering fundamentals – Hockessin, DE – The Community News.” Home – Hockessin, DE – The Community News. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2011.