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Students: Deadline to apply to participate in EEC Immersion Week: June 30

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week is an intensive one-week, academic immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to immerse themselves in the skills needed to help develop new business concepts and apply these skills in a team-based business concept competition.

This year, teams of five students from each of the 11 EEC institutions will participate.

BME's Anant Madabhushi and team win QED Program grant

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and his team at the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics were awarded a $100,000 QED Program grant to build computerized decision support for detecting prostate cancer on MRI.

Madabhushi’s teams at Case Western Reserve University and Rutgers University also recently were awarded a $100,000 grant from the University City Science Center’s QED Program for their work on developing a novel technology to enhance the identification of prostate cancer through computer-based image analysis of MRI scans.

CSE professors Hatsuo "Ken" Ishida and Zehra Meral Ozsoyoglu among first faculty members to receive university Distinguished Research Awards

Hatsuo "Ken" Ishida and Zehra Meral Ozsoyoglu

After years of honoring faculty achievements in teaching and mentoring, Case Western Reserve University this spring launched a new recognition program for excellence in research.
The idea for the initiative came from Robert H. Miller, who became the university’s vice president for research in 2011 after serving as vice dean for research at the School of Medicine. Along with this year’s revival of Research Showcase, the program helps demonstrate the great value Case Western Reserve places on academic discovery.
President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III considered the awards so important they visited each professor named as recipient of the inaugural Faculty Distinguished Research Awards.

Conference at CWRU to focus on economic, environmental and societal impacts of shale gas

The distinguished list of presenters and their topics have been announced for the National Academy of Engineering’s “Topical Meeting on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges,” taking place June 18-19 at Case Western Reserve University. The agenda of the non-biased informational and educational meeting is a balance of academia, industry and scientific viewpoints on shale gas and shale gas drilling.

The two-day conference will explore various topics, focusing on both the risks and rewards of shale gas, with the chief goal to raise awareness and enhance understanding for a general audience, giving them the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers.

Chemical Engineering's Robert Savinell appointed editor of ECS Electrochemical Science and Technology Journals

Robert F. Savinell, the George S. Dively Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed editor of the ECS Electrochemical Science and Technology (EST) journals. As editor, Savinell will lead a team of technical editors and associate editors for the ECS flagship, Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), as well as for one of the society's latest peer-reviewed offerings, ECS Electrochemistry Letters (EEL).

"I am looking forward to working with our technical and associate editors, the ECS staff, and the ECS membership to strengthen the impact and quality of our journals, and address the challenges of modern research dissemination," said Savinell. "My goal is to have JES and EEL be the journals of choice of the leaders and upcoming leaders in the electrochemical science and technology fields."