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Display your innovative ideas at Ingenuity 2017

Ingenuity Cleveland logoInventors, creators, artists, experimenters and makers of all kinds are invited to submit their projects for Ingenuity 2017, Cleveland’s annual celebration of arts and technology.
The festival will take place in late September 2017.
Project submissions are being accepted until June 15. The festival organizers are accepting applications through three channels: an open call for entries, a call for makers and a special application is available for anyone interested in the IngenuityLabs program. Submit your application.

Rigoberto Advincula selected as editor-in-chief of MRS Communications

Rigoberto AdvinculaMaterials Research Society, the largest organization for the materials community, recently appointed Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, as the new editor-in-chief of MRS Communications.
Published by the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press, MRS Communications is an online journal focused on materials research.

Senior biomedical engineering student wins research award

Blue ribbon awardMichaela Cooley, a senior studying biomedical engineering, won the Student Research Award from Society for Biomaterials Drug Delivery Special Interest Group.
Cooley has conducted research in the Bio-inspired Engineering for Advanced Therapies Laboratory for two-and-a-half years under the guidance of Anirban Sen Gupta, associate professor of biomedical engineering.

Students: meet potential employers, compete in poster session at PiNO Career Fair June 9

CalendarThe Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University invites post-doctorate, graduate and undergraduate students from all science and engineering programs to attend the PiNO Career Fair on June 9.
PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives and win cash prizes.

Gene-delivery system prevents vision loss from inherited eye disease

eyeResearchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed gene-carrying nanoparticles that home in on target cells and prevent vision loss in biologic models with a human form of Leber congenital amaurosis.
The condition is one of the most common causes of blindness in children, according to the National Institutes of Health, affecting two to three of every 100,000 newborns.