The NorTech Innovation UnConference will take place Sept. 24 at the Cleveland Convention Center, but the event is anything but conventional. No predetermined agenda, no keynote speakers and no Power Point. Just a venue for Northeast Ohio’s most innovative minds to mix, mingle and discuss the next generation of game-changing ideas, trends and technologies.
Instead of following a set agenda, attendees will have the chance to pitch and convene sessions on topics that matter most to them. The conference has also invited 31 of the region’s most innovators in technology, business, research, finance and more who will be available to share their insights with attendees.
David Hartman, a 1958 graduate of Case Institute of Technology, wants all engineering students to benefit from the “real world learning” cooperative education provides.
The Hartman Foundation Inc., which he founded and is now led by his son, Douglas, is investing time and money to make that happen at Case Western Reserve University.
Foundation directors have approved a second $300,000 donation to the Case School of Engineering (CSE) co-op program. President Douglas Hartman will regularly visit campus to meet with students, faculty and staff involved in the program and tour and meet with officials of companies that do—or are considering—offering co-ops.
Student entrepreneurs can get their great ideas off the ground by entering a number of innovation, design and business plan competitions. These contests take place throughout the year and provide first-hand experience in every aspect of business—from research and manufacturing to marketing and finance. Winning teams can earn up to $100,000 to grow their business.
Case Western Reserve University is hosting an information session Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center to introduce students to the competitive opportunities coming up this academic year.
An excellent team of 10 students and 7 faculty from Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering attended the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Conference in Denver during April 16-19. This meeting is the nation’s largest and most prestigious annual meeting of biomaterials engineers and scientists.
The students presented on their research while the faculty networked with their colleagues, took part in SFB officer elections and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings. Two graduate students (Christopher Hernandez from Dr. Agata Exner’s lab and John Hermann from Dr. Jeff Capadona’s lab) as well as one undergraduate student (Victor Pan from Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta’s lab) received the prestigious STAR (Student Award for Outstanding Research) award, while graduate student Christa Modery-Pawlowski (also from Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta’s lab) received an honorable mention in the student awards.
With the support of a two-year grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering, Weatherhead School of Management and Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) have begun an interdisciplinary pilot graduate-level course on energy and entrepreneurship.
The course—Energy, Engineering & Entrepreneurship—is designed to encourage technical innovation in advanced energy.