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...

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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,...

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The Perry Initiative 2014 Summer Interns Make Their Mark

Our 2014 Perry Initiative Summer Interns, Amira Idris and Manuela Restrepo, have completed their internships and returned to classes at University of Delaware. Amira and Manuela traveled to programs in Yakima WA, San Jose CA, Los Angeles CA and San Francisco CA, and they made a very important contribution to The Perry Initiative with their development of our new arthroscopic knee surgery module. The interns designed and fabricated these simulators of arthroscopic knee surgery using household items like buttons, as...

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Perry Alumnae Continue Orthopaedic Surgery Research at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI

Perry alumnae continue to pursue their interest in orthopaedic surgery and engineering research by working in the Orthopaedic Research Lab at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. This summer, three Perry Outreach Programs alumnae worked in the lab this summer--Harshita Pinnamaneni, Mackenzie Fleischer and Kelley Park. Harshita volunteered in the lab last summer, and then this summer she was hired as a paid summer internship working in the implant retrieval section. Mackenzie and Kelley both applied, and were accepted for, the summer cycle...

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Thank You to Chevron for Continued Support of The Perry Initiative

The Perry Initiative was honored to receive major funding from Chevron Energy Solutions again this year as part of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation's Heroes and Hearts Program. Chevron Energy Solutions has generously supported the development and expansion of The Perry Initiative in California and nationwide since 2010. This year's grant of $100,000 will fuel further program expansion as well as new initiatives to bring our innovative curriculum to K12 and college classrooms. Thank you Chevron Energy Solutions for Paying...

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