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CWRU team wins NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Design Contest

A team from Case Western Reserve University won first prize in the Medical Category of the 2014 NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Design Contest.
The team, led by Yunus Alapan, a mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student and PhD candidate in the Case School of Engineering Biomanufacturing and Microfabrication Lab led by assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Umut Gurkan, used a microengineered design in developing a new device that can rapidly diagnose hemoglobin disorders in newborns.

EECS researchers win grant for electronics security research

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have won funding from the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS).
The awards support research at the circuit, architecture and system levels on new strategies, methods and tools to decrease the likelihood of unintended behavior or access; increase resistance and resilience to tampering; and improve the ability to provide authentication throughout the supply chain and in the field.
The Case Western Reserve team, led by principal investigator Swarup Bhunia, the Timothy E. and Allison L. Schroeder Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, will use the grant to develop a comprehensive and scalable framework for IP trust analysis and verification by evaluating IPs of diverse types and forms and develop threat models, taxonomy and instances of IP trust/integrity issue.

Meet Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and ask him your questions!

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will visit Case Western Reserve University and engage in a conversation with students as a prelude to Case School of Engineering’s Innovation 2015. “Creativity and Innovation: A Live Q&A with Steve Wozniak” is this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center in the Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc., with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

Engineering student Lauren Smith honored by Aviation Week magazine

Mechanical and aerospace engineering student Lauren Smith has been named to Aviation Week magazine’s Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s list. The awards recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students, and connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many of the “firsts” driving the innovation in the 21st century.
Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree as a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Case Western Reserve in 2013 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from her alma mater.

Celebrate innovation at IngenuityFest Sept. 26-28

Scientists, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and techhies of all kinds will gather in Cleveland Sept. 26-28 for the 10th annual IngenuityFest, and Case School of Engineering representatives will join some of the region’s most creative minds in discussing and celebrating innovation.  
Case School of Engineering Dean Jeffrey L. Duerk will deliver the keynote speech at the event’s first annual Engines of Ingenuity Summit, held during the second day of IngenuityFest, where he’ll discuss the maker movement and the future of manufacturing.