Have a great design idea for a field-reversible thermal connector? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research are seeking undergraduate and graduate students to develop a novel design concept for their second annual Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge.
Students with qualifying designs have the opportunity to receive DARPA and Office of Naval Research support for buidling and testing their connector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prizes are awarded for most creative, lowest resistance and easiest to implement designs.
All Case School of Engineering alumni, faculty, staff, students, family and friends are invited to a barbeque on the Case Quad on Wed., July 25, sponsored by the Case Alumni Association.
Food will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. outside Tomlinson Hall. Afterward, the festivities continue across Euclid Avenue with Wade Oval Wednesday entertainment, including music by The Burning River Ramblers and a screening of the Academy-Award-winning film The Artist.
For more information and to register, visit the Case Alumni Association site.
Along with NASA and Cuyahoga Community College, Case Western Reserve University will co-host a federal workshop titled, “Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.”
Provost Bud Baeslack will provide opening remarks at this workshop, which is the second in a national series designed to encourage representatives from industry, academia and government “to share perspectives, pose questions, and propose ideas to design the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).”
The event will occur July 9 at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights.
For more information and registration details, visit manufacturing.gov/amp/event_070912.html.
Jeffrey M. Halpern, a postdoctoral researcher and double alum, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to help develop a breath test that would identify early cancers.
“A goal is to create a test used during office visits—check-ups—as a first screening for cancer,” Halpern, 31, said.
He will spend 20 months at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, working in the lab of Hossam Haick, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.
LaShanda Korley, the Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor in the Case School of Engineering, is one of 78 young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
The symposium will be held Sept. 13-15 at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., and will examine serious games, vehicle electrification, climate engineering, and engineering materials for the biological interface.