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Photo: Sargent College Rehab Sciences lab manager Zoe Perkins (CAS’21) (right) and a masters in mechanical engineering leads a game of “Simon Says,” to Charlotte Mercer (center) and Kyah McDowell-Nunally, both 13 and eighth grade students to demonstrate how the in-ground force plates in the Human Adaptation Lab work. The two middle schoolers tilt on on leg for the demonstration.
April 19, 2024
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Next Generation of Scientists?

Zoe Perkins (CAS’21) (ENG’24) (right), Sargent College Human Adaptation Lab manager, leads a game of Simon Says for Charlotte Mercer (center) and Kyah McDowell-Nunally, eighth graders in a Leicester Middle School Design and Modeling class, in the Sargent Human Adaptation Lab April 10. Perkins was demonstrating how in-ground force plates work to the students, who were awarded a field trip to Sargent for their work designing a therapeutic toy for a child with cerebral palsy. The middle schoolers also had an opportunity to ask questions of biomechanists, engineers, and clinicians in Sargent and connect their classroom experiences to STEM careers. Photo by Jake Belcher