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Postdoc researcher, CSE alum earns Fulbright to develop preliminary cancer test

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 selected as one of nation's elite, accomplished young engineers for NAE symposium

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.

EECS's Pedram Mohseni takes top honors with commercialization plan for technology to aid in brain-injury recovery

Pedram Mohseni, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his research partner, Randolph J. Nudo, professor of molecular and integrative physiology at Kansas University Medical Center, recently took top honors for a business plan they crafted for the Medical Device Entrepreneur’s Forum at the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs annual conference. The conference was held June 15 in San Francisco.

Mohseni and Nudo offered a plan to commercialize their technology to enhance functional behavioral recovery from brain injury, which they have developed during the last five years.

Take a 3D virtual tour of the new Tinkham Veale University Center

Case Western Reserve Universty has broken ground for the new Tinkham Veale University Center, which will serve as the new home of more than 160 student organizations. Get a sneak peek inside through a student-guided tour of the building.

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Students Invent a Better Pothole Patch

A group of Case Western Reserve University students have created an innovative solution for filling potholes. Watch this video to see how their clever invention works—and is attracting attention from around the world!