George Wodicka Content Package


Professor George Wodicka is the founding head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Throughout his decades-long career, he has affected many students, faculty and patients. An incredible innovator, he has positively impacted several generations of engineers and nurtured a culture of innovation at Purdue for making the world better.


The assets in this content package will be of particular use to the Weldon School and College of Engineering. However, all campus communicators are encouraged to share this story to emphasize the great innovation Purdue cultivates, and the foresight it possesses, that build a better world. Purdue has the best faculty in the world, providing outstanding educational experiences and mentorship to those who choose to become Boilermakers.


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  • Social media graphics
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Twitter: George Wodicka helped @PurdueBME evolve from a research program into the world-renowned Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

Learn how, in 23 years as head of BME, Wodicka expanded its culture of innovation to improve millions of lives across the globe. <story link>

Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram: In the last 25 years, approximately 10 million patients worldwide have benefited from a technology or treatment solution created at the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

“That reflects literally a patient being helped just about every minute of every day from something that we’ve developed here,” says George Wodicka, the program’s founding head.

Learn about the innovative spirit that helped Wodicka and Purdue build one of the nation’s top BME programs.

Copy when sharing the YouTube video: While overseeing @PurdueBME’s expansion, George Wodicka recruited students, faculty and staff who would contribute to the program’s trademark culture of collegiality.

Learn how that approach helped Purdue build one of the nation’s top biomedical engineering programs. <YouTube link>


Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering : @PurdueBME on Twitter and Instagram; @WeldonSchool on Facebook; @Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering on LinkedIn



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