Julia Alspaugh (she/her), EIT, is a Senior Staff Engineer in the digital research and development department of Stryker’s Foot and Ankle Business Unit. She is responsible for new product development of instrumentation projects for total ankle replacement surgery and minimally invasive bunion surgery, specializing in patient-specific, 3D-printed surgical guides and digital pre-operative and intra-operative navigation. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. French from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Alspaugh first joined SWE as a student at Virginia Tech and is a SWE Memphis Section charter member. She has served as Secretary, President, and Treasurer for SWE Memphis and was the section’s Featured Engineer during Discover E: Engineers Week in 2020. Alspaugh serves on the awards and recognition committee at the Society level and now as FY23 senate secretary. She is a recipient of the 2022 SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award.