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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.

Stroke, MS patients walk significantly better with neural stimulation

patient walks using neural stimulationRobert Bush has multiple sclerosis (MS), which sapped his ability to walk five years ago. Joseph McGlynn suffered a stroke that seriously impaired his left side, also five years ago.
Using technology designed by Case Western Reserve University and the Advanced Platform Technology and Functional Electrical Stimulation centers at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the two men got their feet back under them.

David Kazdan honored with Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

David KazdanAfter three decades of practicing medicine, David Kazdan, who has a PhD in biomedical engineering from CWRU and is a musician, birder, cyclist, photographer and licensed pilot of manned airplanes and of drones, returned to Case Western Reserve University to teach a SAGES course based on his passion for amateur radio.
After three semesters of encouraging and helping students pursue virtually anything that interests them within and beyond the requirements of his course, Kazdan has received a 2017 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He will be recognized along with other award winners during commencement ceremonies May 21.

Applying data science to better predict effect of weather and other conditions on solar panels

Solar panelsIn a new study, a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Gebze Technical University (GTU) in Turkey used data science to determine and predict the effects of exposure to weather and other conditions on materials in solar panels.
Using data science to predict the deterioration of such materials could lead to finding new ways to extend their lifetime, the researchers say.