Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Sears think[box] featured in new online book

Sears think[box] exteriorCase Western Reserve University’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] continues to gain national attention in the maker community: the seven-story campus innovation center was featured in a new book about the maker movement as a driver for economic development in cities.
Sears think[box] is particularly distinctive, according to the authors of Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing Our Cities, because unlike many university-based makerspaces, it is open to the entire community.

Distinguished University Professor Robert Savinell featured in ECS podcast

Robert SavinellRobert Savinell, Distinguished University Professor and the George S. Dively Professor of Chemical Engineering, shared his thoughts on the future of scholarly publishing, open science and accessibility as part of the Electrochemical Society’s (ECS) ongoing podcast series.
Savinell, editor of the ECS’s Journal of the Electrochemical Society, joined fellow ECS journal editor Dennis Hess for the discussion at the ECS meeting in May.
Listen now. 

Materials doctoral candidate Janet Gbur appointed to Microscopy Society of America Student Council

Janet GburJanet Gbur, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named president-elect of the newly formed student council of the Microscopy Society of America.
The society created the council earlier this year to improve the level and sustainability of student input and to provide leadership opportunities for society members at the earliest stages of their careers.

James McGuffin-Cawley named interim dean

James McGuffin-CawleyProvost Bud Baeslack announced today that the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of James McGuffin-Cawley as interim dean of the Case School of Engineering, effective July 1.
McGuffin-Cawley, an alumnus of the school and member of its faculty since 1991, assumes the interim role upon the departure of current dean Jeffrey L. Duerk, who becomes executive vice president and provost at the University of Miami on July 1.

EECS professor Christian Zorman named a fellow of the American Vacuum Society

Case School of Engineering's Christian Zorman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected a fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) for pioneering work in the development of CVD deposition techniques and mechanical characterization of silicon carbide thin films that proved critical to the development of harsh environment MEMS.

Zorman will be inducted at the AVS Awards Ceremony during the AVS International Symposium in Tampa, Florida, on Nov. 1.