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A model program in data science

DataCase Western Reserve University has a strong track record of launching outstanding academic programs. The university’s data science minor has been highlighted by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) as a national model for collaboration between academia and industry partners.
BHEF recently published a case study, “Creating a Minor in Applied Data Science,” that examines how Case Western Reserve worked in tandem with business leaders to create a program that integrates critical skills for a 21st-century workforce like critical thinking, collaboration and effective communication.

Xiong "Bill" Yu named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Bill YuXiong "Bill" Yu, professor of civil engineering, has been elected to fellowship in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
ASCE fellows are elected for celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5 percent of ASCE members.
Yu was recognized for his research contributions to the design and application of innovative sensors and geophysical technologies to assist civil engineering research and practice, particularly, the innovative applications of time domain reflectometry principles as a sensing platform to understand the fundamental properties and processes in soils and concrete that affect their performance and durability. Yu is also recognized as a pioneer in the development and applications of structural health monitoring technologies for pavement, bridges and other civil infrastructure. 

Engineering’s Michael Fu wins grant to help commercialize device

Michael FuMichael Fu, research assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received one of four grants totaling $150,000 in the 2016 Target Challenge grant competition held by New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC), Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
Fu won the grant to help commercialize his electrical-stimulation-assisted video game hand therapy—a treatment for children with hand disabilities due to cerebral palsy, he explained.

Biomedical engineering postdoctoral researcher awarded Hartwell Fellowship for pediatric cancer research

Blue ribbon prizeJon Whitney, a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics in Case School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named by Case Western Reserve University as a 2015 Hartwell Foundation Fellow. He was recognized for his work to reduce the need for aggressive radiation and chemotherapy on children suffering from medulloblastomas, a prevalent form of pediatric malignant brain tumors.

Apply to attend the second Cleveland Medical Hackathon

DataCase Western Reserve University students, staff and faculty are encouraged to apply to attend the second Cleveland Medical Hackathon.
On Oct. 22-23, various medical professions, IT professionals and students will gather at the Global Center for Health Innovation to spend 24 hours creating solutions to health challenges. Participants will be presented challenges, think of solutions, and work toward technological solutions. Winning teams receive cash prizes and an opportunity to present their findings at the Cleveland Clinic’s 14th Annual Medical Innovation Summit. All student and professionals interested in IT, healthcare, startup businesses, and more are welcome to apply to attend the Hackathon.