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CSE’s Abramson graduates from STEM leadership program

Alexis Abramson, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and faculty director of the university’s Great Lakes Energy Institute, has graduated from Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel).
Abramson along with 17 other ELATE fellows celebrated their graduation at a ceremony in March accompanied by their deans, provosts and other national leaders.

Madabhushi team takes home honors at SPIE Medical Imaging 2014

A Center of Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) team and group led by Anant Madabhushi won four awards for different papers presented at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2014 meeting in San Diego, Feb. 15-19. SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.
Geert Litjens, a former visiting graduate student at CCIPD, was awarded runner-up for the Robert F Wagner Best Student paper at SPIE Medical Imaging for his manuscript titled “Distinguishing benign confounding treatment changes from residual prostate cancer on MRI following laser ablation.” Anant Madabhushi, associate professor of biomedical engineering and member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was the senior author on the study, which also included Robin Elliot from the Case Institute of Pathology and Satish Viswanath, research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Student-led startup DDG takes another top prize

Case Western Reserve University student-led startup Disease Diagnostic Group (DDG) has won $100,000 to support the development of its rapid malaria detection device.
DDG took first place in the Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, an annual contest for student entrepreneurs.
Read the Plain Dealer’s coverage of DDG’s win. 

CSE’s LaShanda Korley discusses award-winning ACS Scholars Program

LaShanda Korley, the Climo Assistant Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, was recently featured in an American Chemistry Society (ACS) video promoting the ACS Scholars Program.
The award-winning program encourages high-potential African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate degrees in chemical and engineering sciences by providing scholarships, research internships and mentoring.
Watch the video. 

CWRU student entrepreneurs featured in CES magazine

Seven companies headed by Case Western Reserve University student entrepreneurs showcased their products to an audience of more than 150,000 people at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Not only did the students drum up considerable interest from show attendees, but they got the attention of the editors of the CES magazine, which featured them in its March/April issue.
Read the story here.