News

April 24, 2015

Dr. Ann Van Heest joins our Board of Directors

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ann Van Heest to our Board of Directors. Dr. Van Heest is an orthopaedic surgeon at University of Minnesota, specializing in hand and upper extremity in both adults and children. Dr. Van Heest is also extremely active in efforts to diversify orthopaedics and has published extensively on women in surgical practice. Read more about Dr. Van Heest and all of our board members here.

April 7, 2015

Orthopaedics In Action Officially Launches!

Our newest project, Orthopaedics In Action (OIA), was commercially launched today with our manufacturing partner, Sawbones. Orthopaedics In Action (OIA) is unique, hands-on curriculum for middle and high school classrooms. The complete kit comes with five orthopaedics-themed lessons. Order your kit today!

January 30, 2015

Introducing Orthopaedics in Action!

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We are excited to introduce new hands-on curriculum appropriate for use in co-ed middle and high school STEM classrooms. Orthopaedics in Action (OiA) has been designed to meet national education standards (NGSS) while providing real world applications of traditional subjects such as math, physics, and biology. OiA kits come complete with five stand-alone lessons that aim to span the gap between engineering and the biomedical sciences.

OiA kits will be available in Spring 2015. To pre-register for a kit, please click on the link below, and we will keep you updated on the release date.

 

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Kit Contents 

-5 individual hands-on classroom lessons (45-60 min) centered around case studies introducing orthopaedic and engineering concepts

-High quality equipment, including reusable anatomical models and biomechanical testing stations

-Complete professional development materials, including video training, lesson plans, and class handouts

 

Lessons 

Engineering an Ex-FixEngineering an Ex-Fix

Fix a broken tibia by assembling an external fixator. Perform a biomechanics experiment to determine if your design is optimized.

Core Concepts: Geometry, structural design, force interactions, data collection and analysis.

 

Anatomy ofAnatomy of a Knee Injury. a Knee Injury

Given a knee model and a series of diagnostic tests, determine what ligaments the patient injured.

Core concepts: Structure and function, data collection and analysis, anatomy.

 

 

 

 

 

ScoScoliosis Diagnosis liosis Diagnosis

Determine the severity of a patient’s scoliosis and prescribe a treatment plan.

Core concepts: Geometry, trigonometry, data collection and interpretation, anatomy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Repair that TearRepair That Tear

Repair a torn tendon using surgical suturing techniques then perform a mechanical stress test to determine the best method.

Core concepts: Structure and function, mechanical testing, data collection and analysis.

 

 

 

 

Get a GripGet A Grip

Learn about the pulley systems in the hand and how simple machines are used to manipulate forces.

Core concepts: Simple machines, forces and motion, data collection and analysis.

December 3, 2014

Thank you, Mari!

Our Business Director, Mari Collings, is moving on after four years of service with The Perry Initiative. Mari was our first employee, joining the Perry team in Summer 2010, and she was instrumental in the growth of the organization from a summer program in San Francisco to a national STEM program. For four years, Mari worked behind the scenes on fiscal management and vendor relations, building a strong infrastructure for our organization that has allowed us to grow exponentially. Thank you, Mari, for all that you have done for us here at Perry. We wish you all the best.mari crop

December 1, 2014

Perry Initiative in “One Nation Under Taught” by Dr. Vince Bertram

The Perry Initiative is proud to be mentioned as an exemplary STEM program in Dr. Vince Bertram’s new book, “One Nation Under Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Crisis.” Dr. Bertram is CEO of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized non-profit organization with innovative K12 curriculum and professional development in the engineering and biomedical disciplines.”One Nation Under Taught” is currently at #7 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction List. Congrats to Dr. Bertram and PLTW, and thanks for recognizing the work we do here at Perry!

Click here to purchase “One Nation Under Taught” from an independent bookseller!

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2015
8:30 am POP – New Orleans, LA @ Tulane University
POP – New Orleans, LA @ Tulane University
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in New Orleans which will take place at Tulane University on April 25, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students in the greater[...]
8:30 am POP – New York City, NY @ Hospital for Special Surgery
POP – New York City, NY @ Hospital for Special Surgery
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in New York City which will take place at Hospital for Special Surgery on April 25, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students[...]
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8:30 am POP – Jacksonville, FL @ Mayo Clinic Florida
POP – Jacksonville, FL @ Mayo Clinic Florida
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Jacksonville, FL which will take place at Mayo Clinic Florida on May 2, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students in the[...]
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4:30 pm MSOP – New Haven, CT @ Yale University
MSOP – New Haven, CT @ Yale University
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a Medical Student Outreach Program in New Haven, CT which will take place at Yale University on May 8, 2015. We will be holding our MSOP event for medical students in the greater New Haven area. Women in first[...]
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2015
8:30 am POP – New Haven, CT @ Yale University
POP – New Haven, CT @ Yale University
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in New Haven, CT which will take place at Yale University on May 9, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students in the greater[...]

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