A team of student entrepreneurs from Case Western Reserve University will compete in the final round of the Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge on April 4.
GreenLite Technologies—made up of Case Western Reserve sophomores Sam Crisanti, Ian Ferre and Evan Harris—will compete with nine other teams, including startups from Harvard, Princeton and Johns Hopkins. They’ll be pitching their foot-pedal-powered charging device for a chance to win a $12,000 prize.
Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award for his five-year project, “Dynamically Tuning 2D Semiconducting Crystals and Heterostructures for Atomically-Thin Signal Processing Devices and Systems.”
Called a CAREER award, it’s the NSF’s most prestigious grant to junior faculty members. Winners are chosen because they exemplify the role of researcher-teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of the two.
Ingenuity and the Cleveland Public Library have announced the third annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire (CMMF) to be held on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the library’s downtown branch (325 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, OH 44114). Admission is free and open to the public.
This event showcases creativity, innovation, and interactivity from all segments of the maker community including crafts, technology, art, hands-on activities and more. The CMMF will allow people of all ages to learn, discover, create and play along with makers from the region’s business, nonprofit and scholastic sectors.
The deadline to register for the Spring Intersections Symposium and Poster Session with Research ShowCASE is Tuesday, March 17.
Undergraduate students who plan to participate can register online.
The Spring Intersections Symposium and Poster Session gives Case Western Reserve university undergraduates the opportunity to present their research and creative projects. It also gives university community and others the chance to see the broad and diverse work being done across campus.
Stuart Rowan, the Kent Hale Smith Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has received the 2015 Mark Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society Polymer Division.
The namesake of the award, Herman Mark, is considered the father of polymer science in the U.S. The award recognizes outstanding research and leadership in polymer science.
Rowan will be recognized at an awards reception at the ACS fall meeting in Boston in August.