Students and Startups Make the Perfect Pair

Story excerpt provided by Great Lakes Innovation & Development Enterprise.

Written by Dennis Cocco.

Barry Tabor is studying electrical engineering at Lorain County Community College and hopes to continue his education at one of the college’s four-year partnership institutions when he graduates. But Barry’s involvement in a work-experience program at Lorain County Community College sets him apart from your typical student. While pursuing his studies, he is working shoulder to shoulder with the founder of Lygent, a medical device startup company.

Lygent is developing an ophthalmic screening and diagnostic tool that will give pediatricians a quick, automated assessment of eye misalignment. Company founder Nick Vandillen is getting his prototype ready for subject testing and Barry is one of his go-to design engineers for this process.

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Originally published March 9, 2016.

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