Janet Gbur, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, placed first in the Student Presentation Competition sponsored by the ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture held during ASTM Committee Week in New Orleans in November.
She was presented with the M.R. 'Mitch' Mitchell Best Student Presentation Award and a monetary award of $200. The event was open to graduate and undergraduate students working in the area of fatigue and fracture mechanics.
A pair of Case Western Reserve University engineering students just returned from field testing their foot-powered cell phone charger in rural villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small country surrounded entirely by South Africa.
“A lot of people have cell phones but no way to charge them,” said Samuel Crisanti, 19, a sophomore from Windsor, Conn. “In the country, 40 to 50 percent or even 60 percent have cell phones but only a quarter have access to electricity. It takes some a day-long ride by cart to a city where they have to pay to charge their phone.”
The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is now accepting submissions for the Art of STEM, an art competition and exhibit designed to showcase the creative nature of science and discovery.
Art of STEM invites university faculty, students and staff to capture or visually communicate the beauty inherent in scientific research in the form of a digital image. The competition is also open to Cleveland Institute of Art students who collaborate with a member of the Case Western Reserve community, as well as any student in grades 9-12 who currently attends school in Cuyahoga County.
In addition to the competition, select images will be printed and displayed in an exhibit in the Kelvin Smith Art Gallery and other showcase areas in the library during March 2015. Entries will also be featured online in the library’s visual art gallery.
Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff are invited to present their work at Research ShowCASE 2015 on Friday, April 17 at the Veale Convocation Center.
The annual event gives hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars a chance to share their research with the university community. In addition, undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, are encouraged to enter the competition portion of the event, which offers prizes for the winning entries.
Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, delivered an invited talk at the IEEE 2014 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in December in San Francisco, as the leading technical conference for advanced semiconductor devices celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Feng’s talk, entitled “Two-Dimensional Nanoelectromechanical Systems (2-D NEMS) via Atomically-Thin Semiconducting Crystals Vibrating at Radio Frequencies,” reported on the latest research results on engineering atomic layers of semiconducting crystals into 2-D NEMS for making novel physical transducers, including electrically tunable radio-frequency (RF) resonators and suspended-channel transistors.