One of the main purposes of the fund is to support research related to the treatment and cure of spinal cord and brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques and neural recovery. The grants are worth $120,000 each over the course of two years. Although collaborations are encouraged, the research must all be done in Indiana.
Please join us in congratulating them on being selected in this initial round.
- AxoGen; Alachua, FL
- Bard Access Systems; Salt Lake City, UT
- Fort Wayne Metals; Fort Wayne, IN
- Hill-Rom; Batesville, IN
- Cook Group’s MED Institute; West Lafayette, IN
- Ethicon Endo-Surgery; Cincinatti, OH
- Hollister, Inc.; Libertyville, IL
Because of the Weldon School’s integrated curriculum and intense laboratory courses, internship program sponsors gain an engineering student who can integrate contributions from multiple disciplines to solve open-ended engineering challenges with biological or medical relevance.
Weldon students who apply to the internship program are screened to be intern candidates by an internal faculty and staff committee. Candidates are then matched to sponsor companies for interviews based upon student’s interests, needs of the company, and available positions. At the end of the interview phase, sponsors identify their top candidates and students rank their preferred placement. After final matching is completed, offers are extended, and sponsors will interact directly with interns to finalize details of employment. Meanwhile, during the spring semester, students are prepared for their internships through a seminar series focused on professional conduct, project management, and other pertinent issues.
Students not only gain important real-world skills and the experience that will give them an edge as they undertake a job search, but some also gain full-time employment offers, and a few receive graduate educational support from their intern sponsor.
Interested in learning more? If you envision a Weldon intern working with your company, please let us know. There is still time to arrange for summer 2009 interns. We are committed to working closely with our corporate partners to meet their needs. We would be happy to speak with or visit you in order to share more detailed information about the summer internship program and its advantages.