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Macro PhD student wins DOD SMART Scholarship

Michelle Leslie, a PhD candidate studying macromolecular science and engineering, has been awarded a Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship, along with Shannon Smith, a senior studying math and music.
Case Western Reserve represented well in the SMART Scholarship competition this year, with awards also going to chemical engineering major Lauren Anderson and mechanical engineering major Diana Illingsworth.

Researchers pursue ideal ingredients for cartilage recipe

A five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Harvard University to build a microfactory that churns out a formula to produce joint cartilage.
The end product could one day benefit many of the tens of millions of people in the United States who suffer from cartilage loss or damage.

Apply to the Saint-Gobain Student Design Competition; information session to be held Nov. 11

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students are invited to attend a Saint-Gobain Student Design Competition information session Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 6:15 p.m. in the second floor design studio at CIA (11610 Euclid Ave.).
The competition gives students the opportunity to design and build a prototype device that takes an existing material and, using principles of materials science and engineering, creates a new and innovative use for it that solves a problem for society.

James T’ien honored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

James T’ien, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the 2015 Space Processing Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
The award is given every other year for significant contributions in space processing or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing.

T’ien was recognized specifically for his research into the fundamentals of flame spread and flammability, for contributions to spacecraft fire safety and leadership and support of the physical sciences in microgravity.

High fashion meets high tech

A team of artists and engineers are using sophisticated sensors to create illuminated clothes.
The design team includes Case Western Reserve alumnus and Sears think[box] lab technician Ray Krajci, and the illuminated outfits were recently featured on Inside Science TV.

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