Taylor Verba, like all engineering students, studies machines.

Throughout her time at The University of Akron, she has studied a particular machine and its parts – its “tarsals” and “tibia,” its “femurs” and “fibulas” – and learned to develop replacements when those parts malfunction.

Recently, Taylor began working full-time with Zimmer Biomet, a worldwide leader in orthopedic device solutions in Warsaw, Ind. – and she credits the Williams Honors College for making it all possible.

Scholarships received

  • Leslie and Ronald Soderquist Scholarship
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Engineering Scholarship
  • Betty V. and John M. Jacobson Study/Travel Abroad for Honors College Women in Engineering Students
  • Raj and Archana Makam Award
  • Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship

“People like to say, ‘I get to work on cool machines,’ or ‘I get to build a bridge,’ but I get to work on the most difficult machine – which can even heal itself sometimes.”

I get to work on the most difficult machines and build things that go inside the body of a living person.

Taylor Verba



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