write-up on Red Clay School District

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...

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Sacramento Bee write-up

Program aims to get teen girls excited about surgery, biomedical engineering By Gina Kim [email protected] Published: Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 3B Tanya Vincent, 16, wanted to be a nurse one day. But after the high school senior spent Saturday suturing a slab of pigskin and looking through the skin layers, connective tissue, muscles, tendons and ligaments of a pig leg, she has decided another title might be more appropriate – medical doctor. "My aunt was...

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Perry Initiative write-up in the SF Chronicle


(08-07) 12:26 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The teenage girls peered behind Dr. Lisa Lattanza as the physician pointed inside the patient's elbow to the squishy material that was used to cover up worn-out cartilage after a long-term dislocation. "It looks like the ligament is attached and that it still has integrity," the UCSF orthopedic surgeon explained, sounding relieved that the patient would not have to endure a longer, more complex operation to repair her damaged elbow. Far from being grossed...

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