March 2013

MSPO students Darren Bolger (class of 2013) and Lauren Levey (class of 2014) participated in a panel discussion at the Georgia Tech Pre-Health Conference. In the conference, the students discussed a career in the Prosthetics and Orthotics profession.

MSPO students in the class of 2014 (Mike Socie, Connie Chien and Lauren Levey) traveled to Brookwood High School (a school in the northern Atlanta area). There they spoke with students in an advanced science class on how the profession of Prosthetics and Orthotics applies science principles.

On March 23, the 3rd annual Prosthetics and Orthotics Wearable Technology Award was presented by Christopher Hovorka, co-director of the MSPO program at the 65th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held in Athens, Georgia. The award was presented to Anand Srinivasan, an 11th grade student from Roswell High School for his research entitled, “Skynet: Modeling Spatiotempral Systems with Recurrent Neural Net”. Anand’s research was selected as the best project in the senior division that enhances the capabilities of persons with physical challenge caused by trauma, disease, or congenital disorder. The award consists of a plaque, a check in the amount of $250.00, and an invitation to the student, his family and his science teacher for a personalized visit with Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Applied Physiology faculty and students in the Prosthetics and Orthotics and related programs.

Christopher Hovorka (right) presents the 2013 Prosthetics and Orthotics Wearable Technology Award to Anand Srinivasan (left) for his winning research.