Jared Wolff of Ellington recently participated in a special poster session hosted by Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, where Wolff spent the summer as part of Connecticut’s largest paid student intern program in medical technology. Poster sessions are the presentation of research or project findings and are prominent at scientific and medical conferences.
Displayed at an event marking the 10th anniversary of Covidien’s internship program in Connecticut, Wolff’s poster presentation was on EEA Adapter U-joint Assembly Testing. The event was attended by Covidien executives and other business leaders and elected officials in Connecticut.
Wolff and more than 70 other interns worked in Covidien’s North Haven and New Haven facilities, which together serve as the global headquarters for Covidien’s $5 billion, 10,000-person Surgical Solutions business. Key research and development (R&D), manufacturing and marketing operations, supporting the development of instrumentation and medical devices used in surgery, are located at these sites.
“We are very proud of our highly engaged student interns and what they are able to accomplish through our program,” said Bryan Hanson, Group President, Surgical Solutions, Covidien. “Every year, we invest hundreds of millions of dollars in R&D as part of our ongoing commitment to innovation. Our interns work on aspects of the product development process, collaborating as part of a Covidien team to learn firsthand how to turn great ideas into practical solutions that help patients feel better, faster.”
Wolff, a graduate of East Catholic High School, currently studies Electromechanical Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology.