Members of Northeast Ohio’s tech and medical communities are invited to participate in the first annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon Sept. 26-27 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland.
The event, presented by Nesco Resource, will bring together programmers, doctors, patient advocates and entrepreneurs for a weekend of creativity and collaboration. Participants will be challenged to apply innovation and technology to problems facing health care.
Case Western Reserve University’s innovation center think[box] recently welcomed its 100,000th visitor.
The milestone guest was Case Western Reserve undergraduate Ben Roytenberg, who took home a custom “think[box] 100,000” shop apron to commemorate the visit.
Think[box] opened its doors in Glennan Hall in 2011, giving the campus and regional community access to equipment and resources for turning ideas into inventions. This fall, the university will begin moving think[box] into its permanent home—a seven-story, 50,000-square-foot innovation hub.
A group of nine Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students traveled to Tianjin this spring to participate in an inaugural study abroad opportunity.
Students took ENGR200: Statics and Strength of Materials, taught by David Zeng, the Frank H. Neff Professor of civil engineering and chair of the civil engineering department at Case Western Reserve. In addition to the engineering course, taken alongside students from Tianjin University, the Case Western Reserve students took classes in Chinese culture and visited iconic historic and modern sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Bird’s Nest.
Leading innovators whose roots date back to the early 20th century have come together to seed the same spirit in those of the 21st.
The Lubrizol Foundation, The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust and The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation have committed a total of $2 million for think[box], Case Western Reserve’s seven-story, $35 million project devoted to creativity, product development and entrepreneurship.
P. Hunter Peckham, the Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics at Case Western Reserve University, was recently recognized by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career in research on the use of functional electrical stimulation to restore hand and arm control in paralyzed individuals.
Peckham, recognized internationally for his spinal cord research, was instrumental in creating the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center, which studies the application of electrical currents to generate or suppress nerve activity.