Walking in an Amputee’s Shoes
Exercise Science senior's independent summer research explores prosthetics.
Capstone Explores Medicine’s 3D Future
As part of her research, Molly Schonfeld visited a company that uses 3D printers to make custom prosthetic limbs and was inspired to write her final paper about this new technology.
“We think of prosthetics as arms and legs, but now with 3D printing, they’re making organs,” says professor David Petrie, who advises Schonfeld’s independent study. “We’re graduating students who may be on the initial part of this future in medicine.”
With the increasing need for occupational therapists who can work with wounded veterans and others who may need prosthetics, Schonfeld, an Exercise Science and Physical Education major, will be prepared for advanced Occupational Therapy training.
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Sept. 26 - 28
Education Prof Scores Emmy
PBS Show = Early Math Skills
OUT OF DARKNESS
INTO LIGHT: 2018
First Day on the Hill
As dusk fell on Move-In Day Aug. 20, members of the Class of 2018 lit candles during an evening ceremony in Baker Memorial Chapel to symbolize the College’s original 1867 imperative of bringing students “out of darkness into light.” Selected from a pool of 3,427 applicants, the class comprises one-third first generation college students while more than one-fourth are students of color. Almost half of the class represents the top 25 percent of their high school classes, 42 have joined McDaniel’s Honors Program and four form the inaugural group of Dorsey Scholars, who receive scholarships that cover full tuition, room and board for all four years.
2013-2014 Year In
Caroline Brehm and Rachel Sidney led the softball team in 2014 with record-breaking performances. MORE
Watch McDaniel's newest students make their home on the Hill.
FIRST JOB: Customized Sports Training
McDaniel Plan Inspires
2013 Grad’s Business
John LaRocca’s paid internship with a large company that provides sports performance enhancement training taught him a lot. Mostly, he learned that he wanted to start a similar business targeted to teen athletes, but with customized speed, strength and agility training tailored to each sport, delivered by experts in that sport. “Just like the McDaniel Plan does for academics.”
Shortly after graduation, the Exercise Science major and Green Terror soccer player launched Beltway Trainer. A former NBA player, a former University of Maryland football standout and a D.C. United soccer player highlight the staff roster. Cheering clients include both individuals and high school teams who have upped their game.
Alumnae Named Best Teachers
Three McDaniel graduates are among Maryland’s 24 teachers of the year, recognized for excellence in teaching and leadership in their respective counties.