Farewell to Our 2016 Summer Interns

We have wrapped another successful summer with our interns, Grace Ruiz Cooper and Sony Gajjala.  As undergraduate engineering students at the University of Delaware, they will start their third year this fall. Grace and Sony had a busy summer working on their projects, contributing to our expanding curriculum, and testing their work. Grace and Sony were tasked with developing a new lesson for our Orthopaedics In Action, in-classroom curriculum. The high quality lesson, Fracture Puzzles, includes fracture bone models, worksheets, presentation,...

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New Program Specialists joining us this fall!

Welcome to our new Program Specialists, Dani (left) and Nicole (right)! They will be joining our team this fall and will travel to Perry Initiative programs all over the country. Dani and Nicole have been volunteers at our program head quarters at the University of Delaware where they are engineering students. Look out for them this fall at different locations.     Nicole Ray is a PhD Student and Helwig Mechanical Engineering Fellow at the University of Delaware. She received...

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Welcome to our 2016 summer interns!

Today is the first day of our 2016 summer internship. We are excited to welcome Sony and Grace as they join the Perry Initiative team as full time interns this summer. They will get to learn what goes on behind the scenes to run over 35 Perry Outreach Programs nationwide each year. They will be actively involved in developing new and exciting curriculum for our programs as well as helping with program logistics. They will have the opportunity to travel...

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Dr. Laurie Meszaros-Dearolf Appointed as Executive Director!


  The Perry Initiative is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Meszaros-Dearolf has been appointed as the Executive Director for the organization. Dr. Dearolf joined The Perry Initiative in 2013, most recently serving as the Associate Director, and has been responsible for the tremendous growth in our nationwide programming efforts at the high school and medical school levels. She jointed the organization after receiving her PhD in Bioengineering from University of Pittsburgh and has been active in K12 education, bioengineering, and...

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Join with The Perry Initiative for #GivingTuesday 2015

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[caption id="attachment_4251" align="aligncenter" width="460"] DONATE TODAY BY CLICKING ON THIS IMAGE[/caption] Today, on #GivingTuesday, we have set a goal to receive one donation (of any dollar amount) for every Perry Initiative Program we've ever held. That means we are looking for 152 donations to match 152 Perry Initiative Programs! We are calling this special campaign #perry1for1 Through our 152 programs, we've reached almost 4,000 talented women as participants in our Perry Outreach Program and Medical Student Outreach Program. Have you...

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