MythBusters' Adam Savage visits Case Western Reserve University's Sears think[box].
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Lunch and dialogue with Senior VP of Dominion Energy Solutions Mary C. Doswell

Case Western Reserve University, the Society of Women Engineers and the Great Lakes Energy Institute invite the campus community to attend lunch and a community dialogue with Mary C. Doswell, senior vice president of Dominion Energy Solutions Tuesday, Feb. 16 at noon in the Tinkham Veale University Center.
 
Doswell will speak to the campus community about the energy industry and her leadership and experience at one of the country’s largest energy companies. She will also discuss how today’s students can prepare for jobs in a technology-focused global marketplace. Doswell oversees Dominion’s retail organization and is also responsible for enhancing and expanding Dominion’s focus on “Smart grid” technologies, transmission and distribution-related technologies, energy efficiency, and alternative energy generation.

Ainissa G. Ramirez to present lecture, sign books Feb. 15

Ainissa G. Ramirez, a widely respected author and speaker described as a “science evangelist” for spreading her passion for science to the general public, will present a lecture and book signing at Case Western Reserve University as part of Black History Month.
 
Her talk, “Bold STEM Innovators of the Past and Future,” will focus on the important contributions of underrepresented minorities in science.
 
The free public event is today, Monday, Feb. 15, on the second floor of Sears think[ box ] in the Richey Mixon Building. The lecture is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the book signing.

Show off your creativity for Kelvin Smith Library’s Art of STEM Competition

Kelvin Smith Library is giving the university community the chance to showcase its artistic inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill, as related to STEM visuals and imagery.
 
The library’s second annual Art of STEM Competition, held in conjunction with the national “STEM to STEAM” movement, encourages the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and mathematics to spur creativity and innovation.

CWRU to develop solar energy solutions, more resilient electrical grid as part of Department of Energy project

Case Western Reserve University will participate in a three-year collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop solar energy storage solutions and a more resilient, secure national electrical grid.
 
Led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Case Western Reserve researchers will investigate grid integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, energy storage, load management and solar forecasting. The project is part of the Energy Department’s Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV, or SHINES, program.

Engineering startup wins VentureWell grant for vision screening device

LYGENT, a startup company led by a Case Western Reserve University graduate student that is developing a new vision test for eye misalignment, has won a grant from the VentureWell organization to help move its product forward.
 
A nonprofit reaching more than 200 universities, VentureWell is a leader in funding, training, coaching and early investment that brings student and faculty innovators to market.