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CWRU and think[box] make splash at Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

Case Western Reserve University and think[box] joined the Northeast Ohio maker community over the weekend at the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire.
The event, held March 29 at the Cleveland Public Library, featured a variety of exhibits designed to celebrate and showcase innovation, invention and creativity.
A group of Case Western Reserve students and think[box] teaching assistants including Jevon Montague and Danna Torrio helped attendees learn to solder. They used “learn to solder” kits designed by Dan Dichek and Ray Krajci to lead attendees through assembling light-up “muscle meters” that sense electrical activity. Attendees could then strap the meters they made to their arms so they would light up as they moved. The illuminating activity had attendees lining up to participate.

Civil engineering’s Michael Pollino named AISC Milek Fellow

Michael Pollino, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been named the American Institute of Steel Construction Milek Fellow.
The organization presents the award—formerly known as the AISC Faculty Fellowship—each year to a promising young university faculty member with expertise in the design and construction of steel structures.  

Macro’s Eric Baer honored by Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society

Eric Baer, Distinguished University Professor and the Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been recognized by the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society with the William Fowler Award for Distinguished Research in Physics.
The William Fowler Award honors the society’s members who have done outstanding research in the field, and there have been just 12 recipients since the award’s inception 25 years ago.

Attention undergrads: Get published!

Discussions, the undergraduate-run research journal at Case Western Reserve University, is accepting submissions for its spring issue.
The journal accepts research papers written by undergraduate students from around the world and from a variety of disciplines, including science and engineering.
Papers for the spring issue must be submitted by April 11.

MAE’s Ozan Akkus named AIMBE fellow

Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows.
Akkus was nominated and elected for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of failure of musculoskeletal tissues and methodologies for biofabrication of mechanically competent musculoskeletal biomaterials.
The AIMBE College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country, and fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research and innovation.