Young campers visit The Perry Initiative

This week, we received some very special visitors! Young campers attending the University of Delaware Laboratory Preschool’s Body Mechanics camp joined us on Monday and Wednesday and worked closely with our co-founder, Dr. Jenni Buckley. The campers learned about bone anatomy, breaks, and repairs. They also had the opportunity to put fractured bones back together and break chalk to simulate the forces that yield different bone fracture patterns. These impressive learners also analyzed the x-rays of a patient with scoliosis...

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Perry Initiative Co-founder Dr. Jenni Buckley Discusses “Designing for Diversity” in a TEDxYale Talk

Dr. Jenni Buckley, Perry Initiative co-founder and assistant professor of engineering at the University of Delaware, discussed the design process and how this can guide diversity in the engineering field in a recent TEDx Yale talk. Dr. Buckley teaches design, mechanics and biomechanics and continues to strive toward goals in student diversity through her work with The Perry Initiative, Project Lead The Way and The University of Delaware.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO-k9TMnT-w

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Introducing New OIA Lesson, Fracture Puzzles

We are excited to introduce Fracture Puzzles, a new lesson in The Perry Initiative's Orthopaedics In Action curriculum! Orthopaedics In Action (OIA) is our unique, NGSS-aligned, hands-on curriculum for middle and high school STEM classrooms that features real-world challenges from orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering. Fracture Puzzles can be purchased as a stand-alone lesson or as part of a complete OIA kit. Fracture Puzzles Case Study: A gymnast broke her leg, and it’s your job to diagnose the fracture! In...

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Orthopaedics In Action Featured on K12 Engineering Education Podcast

  The Perry Initiative is honored that Orthopaedics In Action was recently featured on K12 Engineering Education Podcast. Host Pius Wong chatted with Perry Initiative co-founder Jenni Buckley and collaborator Amy Trauth from Professional Development Center for Educators at the University of Delaware. They discussed OIA, toy design and teaching engineering to college and K12 students. You can listen to the full episode here. 

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DuPont Honors The Perry Initiative at Empowering Celebration

  On January 16, 2017, DuPont graciously honored The Perry Initiative at their 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The theme of the ceremony was Strengthening Our Communities, Empowering the Individual. DuPont employees shared heartfelt anecdotes from their lives when they were empowered in their personal journeys and the long lasting effects of such intervention.   We were also inspired by keynote speaker, Bonnie St. John, 1984 Paralympic silver medalist, author, and motivational speaker. She praised the Perry Outreach...

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