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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. 

CWRU to host medical imaging tech forum

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) will bring its inaugural partnering forum to Cleveland in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University’s Technology Transfer Office on April 24.
A full day of business development activities is planned at the new Global Center for Health Innovation, part of the recently redesigned Cleveland Convention Center.

Undergrads: Study abroad in India

Undergraduate engineering students can take advantage of a new travel course to India that combines engineering, social sciences and health communications.
EECS 342I: Global Issues, Health and Sustainability will be offered during the fall semester of 2014 over winter break. The course is designed to help students understand culturally relevant community engagement strategies to ensure project acceptance in underserved and developing countries. Students will visit field sites to observe the kinds of projects engineers implement, including infrastructure to support green energy and access to water.

CWRU faculty members named AIMBE fellows

Five Case Western Reserve University faculty members have been inducted into the 2014 class of the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows.
This year’s inductees include Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, James Basilion, associate professor of biomedical engineering, Erin Lavik, the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Zheng-Rong Lu, the M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Ronald Triolo, professor of orthopaedics and biomedical engineering.

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.