Mike Leddy, B.S. ’14 Interns at Stryker Orthopaedics Trauma
Mike Leddy ’14 is using his engineering skills to help make things hurt a little less and heal a lot quicker.
In the summer of 2013, Mike was an intern in the R&D area for Stryker Orthopaedics Trauma. He worked on a feasibility project to develop percutaneous implant solutions for the hip and pelvis.
He implemented and did FEA optimization on alterations to a pre-existing cortical screw and performed implant fitting analysis using a virtual bone database (SOMA), presenting his findings to a panel of surgeons.
Mike was also busy preparing educational presentations to his team, planning social events for his fellow interns, and shooting hoops in the Stryker Basketball League! He says Stryker has a very inviting atmosphere, where staff and managers helped without hesitation and exchanged good ideas that he used in his work. Mike observed the team approach to design, building, and marketing the final product that provided great insight. It was everything and more that he hoped to gain in an internship experience.
Mike is pictured here ready to give one of his presentations…note the MechE Blue Jay perched on top of the posterboard!