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W8EDU places first in the 2012 ARRL Sweepstakes (CW mode) Great Lakes Division!

W8EDUCongratulations to W8EDU, the amateur station of Case Western Reserve University, which took 1st place in the Great Lakes Division (High Power and Multi-operator) for the Amateur Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Sweepstakes contest (CW operating mode - using morse code exclusively for transmitting and receiving information). Jim Galm, W8WTS, EECS alum, past president of the club, and the license trustee, was the primary operator for the contest.

The goal in the annual ARRL Sweepstakes contest is to exchange contact information with as many U.S. and Canadian stations as possible in six operating amateur radio bands.

The W8EDU station sits on the roof of Glennan Building and is hosted by the EECS department.  It was first licensed in 1948 and is a USG organization. For more information about the club contact Kristina Collins (KD8OXT): kvc2@case.edu.

Prof. Garcia-Sanz wins the 2012 John S. Diekhoff Award for contributions to the education and development of graduate students

Mario Garcia-Sanz, the inaugural Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor in Energy Innovation, is the winner of the 2012 John S. Diekhoff Award. Prof. Sanz is also the director of the Control and Energy Systems center. His research bridges the gap between fundamental and applied research in advanced control and systems engineering and he clearly has made a signficant and lasting impact on his students as evidenced by this award. This is a sincere tribute to Mario as this entire process, from nomination to interview to selection, is conducted by graduate students.

EECS Graduate Student Named 2012 Keithley Graduate Fellow for Advancing Research in Nanoscale Devices and Electronic Measurements

Tina He AwardKeithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, has named Tina He as the recipient of the first annual Keithley Graduate Fellowship Award.  Ms. He, a Case Western Reserve University (Case) Ph.D. student, was chosen for this award for her graduate research work with Professor Philip Feng in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case, on developing novel nanoscale devices and circuits with potential applications to advanced test and measurement.

The research and experiments Ms. He and Dr. Feng are pursuing involves developing very high speed nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) devices and arrays, NEMS logic building blocks, and circuits. Their experimental research includes nanodevice fabrication and low-noise electronic measurement, and will be reinforced by novel designs and modeling. 

Informatics symposium to focus on application, impact of IT on health research

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) and the Institute for Health Informatics and Comparative Effectiveness Research will cohost “Informatics: Driving Discovery, Improving Health (IDD 2012)” April 6.

The aim of this symposium is to enlighten and update the clinical research community and other interested regional informaticians about the current research and health informatics tools being used for clinical and translational research data management.

Gmail creator, CWRU Computer Engineering alum Paul Buchheit to deliver his own message at commencement

Paul BucheitGmail creator and Case Western Reserve University alumnus Paul Buchheit (CWR ’98; GRS ’98, computer engineering) will speak to 1,750 students who grew up using the technology he created when he delivers the 2012 commencement address May 20 in Veale Convocation Center.

Buchheit, a partner at the venture capital firm Y Combinator, was one of the first engineers at Google, where he suggested the company’s famous “Don’t be evil” motto and created the first AdSense prototype.

After graduating from Case Western Reserve, Buchheit spent a year at Intel Corp. before becoming Google’s 23rd employee in 1999. His free email service Gmail launched in 2004 and now boasts more than 350 million registered users.

He retired from Google in 2006 and founded FriendFeed the following year. The service allows users to share information such as links, photos and messages online and was acquired by Facebook in 2009.

Buchheit joined Y Combinator in 2010. Founded in 2005, the firm provides funding, advice and networking opportunities to promising startups.

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