A Tutorial on Casting

A Tutorial on Casting

A Tutorial on Casting: UD Orthotics and Prosthetics Club hosts casting workshop The University of Delaware’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Club casts a unique vision to inspire its members. Last month, the club learned how to cast prosthetic limbs during a workshop with staff from Independence Prosthetics Orthotics, one of the BADER Consortium’s partners. The workshop gave students the opportunity to learn from professionals working in the field. The event took place in the University of Delaware’s Integrated Science and Engineering lab, where attendants used their own limbs as models. “They showed us how to properly mark the subject’s limb and then wrap and set the limb in the desired position,” said Bretta Flystra, a senior member and founder of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Club. “All the students had the opportunity to practice on each other to get a hands-on feel for what an orthotics and prosthetics clinician does.” The registered student organization is celebrating its one year anniversary this spring. The club recruits students from various majors, including biomedical engineering, speech pathology, nursing and exercise science. Students come together with the goal of creating opportunities for professional development while learning best practices to help people with limb loss and limb difference. During the workshop, the IPO staff also showed club members what it looks like to be an orthotics and prosthetics clinician on a daily basis. Students tried on different prosthetic devices to get a feel for how artificial joints work with the body to give patients their mobility back.They even got to wear an orthotic with a locking knee joint, an eye-opening experience for Flystra, who learned how...
Student veterans

Student veterans

New webpage organizes information on support, services for student veterans at UD University of Delaware student veterans, current members of the military and those who support them now are able to visit the new Student Veterans and Service Members webpage on the University’s site. Recognition of the need for such a webpage arose from discussions in the Campus Veterans Working Group, a team of staff members and students committed to more effectively serving these important members of the UD community, an effort organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. This new site provides a one-stop landing page for students who have served in the military — and those who currently serve — at every step of their educational journey. Links to key resources, many tailored specifically for those who serve, are gathered in one place, including information on navigating rules and regulations and links to information on academic, financial and personal support on campus, in the community and beyond. These links are organized for quick retrieval of important information: Applying to UD Managing the transition to UD Resources for Current Student Veterans Resources for Faculty and Staff Supporting Student Veterans Additional Resources for Veterans and their Families With assistance from members of the Blue Hen Veterans registered student organization, members of the Campus Veterans Working Group developed the page, which was implemented by Jeff Chase, senior art director in Communications and Public Affairs. “The initiation of the Student Veteran page signals the University’s strong commitment to the veterans in our midst and will assist the UD community in developing an ever-stronger support system for military veterans who...