INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: OrthoWorx CEO says future depends on STEM education

2013-09-27T12:34:00Z 2013-09-27T17:30:18Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: OrthoWorx CEO says future depends on STEM educationGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
September 27, 2013 12:34 pm  • 

The head of the state's orthopedic initiative wants to focus on improving links to higher education. OrthoWorx Chief Executive Officer Sheryl Conley, who recently completed her first year on the job, believes a focus on science, technology, engineering and math is key for the industry's future development. During an appearance on this week's Inside INdiana Business Television, Conley also touched on her goal of improving the Warsaw-based organization's connections to state resources.

 

Notre Dame Receives $27 Million Gift

University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins says a $27 million donation will make its School of Architecture "among the very best in the world." The gift from Matt and Joyce Walsh will help fund a new building, which will be named in their honor.

 

Ontario Systems Reduces Work Force

Muncie-based Ontario Systems LLC has parted with nearly two dozen employees. The Star Press reports the collections software company attributes the reductions to factors including a realignment of priorities and changes to health care laws.

 

Hoosier Teachers Dubbed 'Math Heroes'

Raytheon Co. has selected two Hoosier educators as 2013 Math Hero Award winners. The teachers from schools in Whitley and Marion counties were chosen for programs that make math more relatable to students.

 

ACA Deadline Looming for Businesses

Businesses are facing a key Affordable Care Act deadline. Effective Tuesday, employers of all sizes must provide workers with a notice of health care options. In a Studio(i) interview, Catherine Popp Hoffman, a health care analyst for our partners at WTHR in Indianapolis, says that's not the only change coming next week.

 

Public Broadcaster Targets 'Dropout Crisis'

WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis says its second annual American Graduate Day this weekend aims to shed light on the state's "high school dropout crisis." The organization says it will present 13 hours of local and national programming focusing on helping Indiana's at-risk students. WFYI President Lloyd Wright, who was also joined by Indianapolis Star Education Reform Reporter Scott Elliott during a recent edition of Inside INdiana Business Television, discussed the need to engage the community.

 

Purdue Begins Engineering Pilot Program

Purdue University has launched a pilot program allowing students to work part-time engineering jobs on or near campus while earning a degree. President Mitch Daniels says Purdue Pathmaker is a win-win situation for students and companies who need help with short-term projects.

 

INDOT to Hold Seasonal Job Fair

The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking to hire dozens of seasonal workers in northwest Indiana. The department will hold a job fair next week in Gary for positions including maintenance staff and snow plow drivers.

 

Kohl's Adds Indiana Store

Wisconsin-based Kohl's Department Stores continues to expand in Indiana. The company has opened a location in Michigan City. Kohl's has more than 30 stores in the state.

 

National Rail Conference Coming to Indiana

Organizers are expecting a railway conference that begins Sunday to draw 7,000 people to Indianapolis. Railway Interchange 2013 will also feature more than 600 Hoosier and national exhibitors during the four-day event at the Indiana Convention Center.

 

Software Company Graduates From Research Park

A Purdue Research Park-based software company is relocating to Lafayette. Passageways LLC Chief Executive Officer Paroon Chadha says business and staff growth since 2003 prompted the move.

 

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