Event Title

PSM Biostatistics Internship at Aspen Surgical

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

2-4-2014 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: Developing skills to apply and integrate with other professionals is a key objective in the PSM Biostatistics program. Working with engineers at Aspen Surgical I applied statistical techniques in a medical device manufacturing environment. CHALLENGE: Acting as the statistical subject matter expert on project teams I researched techniques and constructed recommendations independently. Also during my time at Aspen I was challenged to find solutions to unique problems using statistical tools. EXPERIENCE: Primarily my time was spent working with an engineering project team to optimize an injection molding process. I learned how to conduct a screening design with several factors and augment designs. I also determined a method to sort non-conforming product using regression principles to show a correlation and then built confidence limits. Other duties included performing process capability analysis and gauge R & R studies. OUTCOME: I was able to be a part of a team that increased the volume of production from 12% to 100% of capacity. We were able to quickly and accurately sort non-conforming product by using a statistical rationale. I provided capability analysis and various other statistically based reports. IMPACT: I was also able to apply statistical tools while collaborating with other professionals, which proved to be an integral part of my career development. I was able to communicate my recommendations and findings to a wide audience. Also, I was able to transition from knowledge of a technique to effectively applying it. Being able to explain my methodology and recommendations was key to my growth as a professional.

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Apr 2nd, 3:30 PM

PSM Biostatistics Internship at Aspen Surgical

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: Developing skills to apply and integrate with other professionals is a key objective in the PSM Biostatistics program. Working with engineers at Aspen Surgical I applied statistical techniques in a medical device manufacturing environment. CHALLENGE: Acting as the statistical subject matter expert on project teams I researched techniques and constructed recommendations independently. Also during my time at Aspen I was challenged to find solutions to unique problems using statistical tools. EXPERIENCE: Primarily my time was spent working with an engineering project team to optimize an injection molding process. I learned how to conduct a screening design with several factors and augment designs. I also determined a method to sort non-conforming product using regression principles to show a correlation and then built confidence limits. Other duties included performing process capability analysis and gauge R & R studies. OUTCOME: I was able to be a part of a team that increased the volume of production from 12% to 100% of capacity. We were able to quickly and accurately sort non-conforming product by using a statistical rationale. I provided capability analysis and various other statistically based reports. IMPACT: I was also able to apply statistical tools while collaborating with other professionals, which proved to be an integral part of my career development. I was able to communicate my recommendations and findings to a wide audience. Also, I was able to transition from knowledge of a technique to effectively applying it. Being able to explain my methodology and recommendations was key to my growth as a professional.