TMI students complete elite science program

Seven students from TMI Episcopal earned certificates for their participation in the Perry Outreach Program for female high-school students interested in medicine and engineering. Held April 7 at UT Health San Antonio, the day-long program offered hands-on workshops and mentoring by women who are engineers or orthopedic surgeons.

tmi_perryoutreachprogram.pngAdmission is selective. Among those accepted were TMI juniors Hannah Allen, Jessica Cox, Tomike Falebita, Jo Heerema, Kelly Jung, Karina Samuel, and Kristina Samuel.

The Perry Initiative, founded in 2009, encourages young women in high school, college, and medical schools to pursue careers in engineering and orthopedic surgery. The organization partners with medical centers, universities, and high schools to host Perry Outreach Programs at more than 30 locations nationwide throughout the year. Participants perform mock orthopedic surgeries and conduct biomechanical engineering experiments and hear from prominent women engineers and surgeons.

Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional military (JROTC) and boarding programs. For information, visit or call 210-698-7171.