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CWRU to be part of 100-gigabit network

The City of Cleveland and OneCommunity are installing the nation’s first commercially available metropolitan 100-gigabit network. The 100-gigabit network will connect in downtown Cleveland, through Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor (HTC) to University Circle. The innovative $1.02 million project will be made possible through a recently awarded, $700,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant combined with supplemental funding from the City of Cleveland and OneCommunity, setting a new “Gold Standard” for connectivity.
“EDA is pleased to invest in the strong regional collaboration being led by the City of Cleveland and OneCommunity to establish a network that will connect the Health-Tech Corridor,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams. “This public/private partnership will drive innovation and job creation for the city and regional businesses to support entrepreneurs and advance the region’s reputation as a destination for innovation.”

Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions

For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions—in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators—researchers at Case Western Reserve University report.
To do this, they used a record-setting scanning optical interferometry technique, described in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications.
The new technology holds promise for multimodal sensing and signal processing, and to develop optical coding for computing and other information-processing functions by exploiting the spatially resolved multimode Brownian resonances and their splitting pairs of modes.

Announcing the Student Project Fund

The think[box] Student Project Fund has been renewed thanks to a $50,000 gift by the Codrington Foundation to provide material support to students working on personal projects, team projects, design competitions, entrepreneurial activities and more.
Funding is available to undergraduate and graduate students, and project topics can include engineering, art, science, humanities or any other topic.
Applications are being accepted for up to $2,500 per project. All applicants will be notified of their award status within one month of submitting the online application.

Nine students attend Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing

In October, nine Case Western Reserve University electrical engineering and computer science students attended the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, the largest women in technology conference in the country.
Leah Karasek, Larissa Marcich, Meaghan Fenelon, Haley Eisenshtadt, Katherine Cass, Jessie Adkins, Stephanie Hippo, Sisi Gu and Yang Chen were part of the 8,000 attendees who assembled in Phoenix, where they met computer scientists from all over the world.
PhD student Chen praised the event saying, “I’ve been to a few conferences during my PhD; this is the most exciting and unique one. It gave me the faith to be who I want to be—no matter my age, gender and race.”

Shape of things to come in platelet mimicry

Artificial platelet mimics developed by a collaborative research team from Case Western Reserve University and University of California, Santa Barbara, are able to halt bleeding in biologic models 65 percent faster than nature can on its own.
For the first time, the researchers have been able to integratively mimic the shape, size, flexibility and surface chemistry of real blood platelets on albumin-based particle platforms. The researchers believe these four design factors together are important in inducing clots to form faster selectively at vascular injury sites while preventing harmful clots from forming indiscriminately elsewhere in the body.