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OrthoWorx Shows Off Orthopedic Capital of the World® to Future Engineers

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OrthoWorx Indiana Posted by: OrthoWorx Indiana 2 months ago

On Thursday, March 21st, OrthoWorx, as a part of its Think Ortho initiative, gave Purdue University Biomedical Engineering students a tour of the Orthopedic Capital of the World®. During the tour, the students toured three manufacturing facilities, learned about the Grace College Orthopaedic MBA and had the opportunity to network with local young professional engineers.

As a part of the tour, students visited Zimmer Biomet, Instrumental Machine and Development, and DePuy Synthes. They were able to see each of the facilities and their manufacturing processes as well as converse with employees and participate in a panel discussion. Grace College provided lunches where the students were able to hear about the Orthopaedic MBA program and network with young professionals from local companies. In addition, they were exposed to the amenities of Warsaw and Winona Lake.

“I truly appreciate [OrthoWorx’s] willingness to collaborate with our Professional Development team and dedicating their time to providing an insightful tour of the Warsaw area and supportive information to our members,” said the President of Purdue’s Biomedical Engineering Society, Caitlyn Elizaga.

“The positive feedback we’ve received highlights the valuable experience it provided for our students to learn more about orthopedics within the area on a real-world industry scale.” The Think Ortho initiative of OrthoWorx is our effort in promoting the Orthopedic industry as a career opportunity for college students and young professionals. In addition to local tours, we participate in college career fairs and promote the industry in other similar events.

About OrthoWorx

OrthoWorx is an initiative formed in 2009 in the Orthopedic Capital of the World® through initial funding from Lilly Endowment Inc, to fill a critical void in the industry, serving as a connector for industry, education, and our community, leveraging resources to drive positive change. OrthoWorx was specifically designed to make our region the best place for orthopedic industry talent to grow and thrive. We are a catalyst, deepening connections among the various interrelated moving parts of our unique orthopedic industry ecosystem. This is accomplished through our work and initiatives to equip the next generation, enrich our community, and accelerate industry.