Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Clare Rimnac wins Distinguished Investigator Award from Orthopaedic Research Society

Clare RimnacClare Rimnac, the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
The award honors individuals with long-standing productive careers in orthopaedic research. Awardees have compiled a record of innovative research as evidenced by publications, presentations and sustained research support, as well as outstanding mentorship of research trainees, service to the professional community and exemplified academic collegiality.
Rimnac will be honored among the 2017 ORS award recipients at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego in March. 

RSVP for the Engineers Week Reception

CalendarThe Case School of Engineering community is invited to celebrate engineering at the Engineers Week Reception, part of National Engineers Week, on Thursday, Feb. 23. The annual premier networking event attracts more than 600 guests, including faculty, students, staff, alumni and corporate sponsors.
This year’s reception features a keynote address by Janet Kavandi, director of the NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center.

Students: get your great ideas off the ground with Sears think[box] project funding

Students in Sears think[box]Funding opportunities exist for Case Western Reserve University students looking for support for personal projects, design competition entries, entrepreneurial activities and more.
The Sears think[box] Student Project Fund has been renewed thanks to support from the Codrington Foundation, and Fran and Jules Belkin. Awards up to $2,500 are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Alp Sehirlioglu appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Alp SehirliogluAlp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
The publication is among the top sources for ceramic materials science research, providing scientists, engineers and students with critically assessed, original research for more than 100 years.
Topics cover a broad range, including glass science, crystal chemistry, microscopy and microstructure, bioceramic science, powder processing and colloidal science.

Sears think[box], Maker Movement featured in Brookings Institution article

Sears think[box]According to the Brookings Institution, the Maker Movement has the potential to drive a real industrial renaissance in the United States. An article discussing the movement’s role in reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing even cites Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box] as an example of a community maker resource.
Higher education and research institutions are uniquely positioned to provide critical support to makers, according to the article, which highlights Sears think[box] among university makerspaces open to the public.
Read the full article here.