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CWRU hosts Free Techie Camp® for Cleveland Students

Case Western Reserve University is teaming with TECH CORPS to offer FREE Techie Camps this summer. Techie Camp is a full day, weeklong program designed to engage elementary and middle school students in hands-on, interactive STEM-related activities. Students take a deep dive into subject matter focused on robotics, programming, Android app or web development and emerge with skills that are useful in today’s classroom and tomorrow's workplace.
 
With financial support from the Gelfand Engineering and Technology Education Fund, TECH CORPS will implement its Techie Camp® program with a total of 120 Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) and Breakthrough Charter School (BCS) students. All of the camps will be held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.
 
Students interested in being selected to participate will need to turn in a complete Application Packet before the Friday, February 28, 2014 deadline.
 

Research ShowCASE is back! Abstracts deadline extended to Feb. 11

The university's daylong celebration of all the cutting-edge research being conducted at Case Western Reserve University--Research ShowCASE--returns in 2013. The Office of Research and Technology Management announced the event will take place in the Veale Convocation Center on Fri., April 12. 

All Case Western Reserve faculty, staff and students, as well as researchers from university-affiliated institutions, are invited to participate. The event will include scientific posters, interactive display booths and more. 

For a chance to display at Research ShowCASE, submit an online abstract describing your research by Feb. 11. Learn more and submit your abstract at ora.ra.cwru.edu/showcase/index.cfm.

Distinguished University Professor James M. Anderson wins 2013 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal

James M. AndersonCase Western Reserve University's James M. Anderson, Distinguished University Professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering, was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.
 
This award recognizes undisputed world leaders who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in biomaterials, including basic science and translation to practice. Dr. Anderson will receive the award at the Society for Biomaterials Conference in Boston this April.

Learn more about the award and Dr. Anderson's work.

Vote now for your favorite CWRU student team's Ohio Clean Energy Challenge investor pitch!

2013 Ohio Clean Energy ChallengeFour Case Western Reserve University student teams are in the semi-finals of the 2013 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge and you can help them win the Viewers Choice Award by voting now for your favorite team's investor video pitch.

The challenge is a student clean energy business plan competition, and all semifinalist teams have created a short investor video pitch. The video that receives the highest number of votes will receive a $1,500 prize as part of the Viewers Choice Award.

Waterfall swing invented by CWRU alumni featured in new Honda commercial

A unique computerized "waterfall swingset" invented in 2010 by three Case Western Reserve University alumni--Andrew Witte, Michael O'Toole and Ian Charnas--and one CIA alumnus, Andrew Ratcliff, was featured in a Honda commercial that aired during the Rose Bowl and continues to air on national television. 

Interest in the invention spiked after one of the videos highlighting the swing trended on YouTube, and the waterfall swingset is now booked at festivals throughout the world, from the Netherlands to Russia. 

Watch the commercial featuring this innovative swing: