Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will visit Case Western Reserve University and engage in a conversation with students as a prelude to Case School of Engineering’s Innovation 2015. “Creativity and Innovation: A Live Q&A with Steve Wozniak” is this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center in the Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc., with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering student Lauren Smith has been named to Aviation Week magazine’s Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s list. The awards recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students, and connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many of the “firsts” driving the innovation in the 21st century.
Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree as a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Case Western Reserve in 2013 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from her alma mater.
Scientists, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and techhies of all kinds will gather in Cleveland Sept. 26-28 for the 10th annual IngenuityFest, and Case School of Engineering representatives will join some of the region’s most creative minds in discussing and celebrating innovation.
Case School of Engineering Dean Jeffrey L. Duerk will deliver the keynote speech at the event’s first annual Engines of Ingenuity Summit, held during the second day of IngenuityFest, where he’ll discuss the maker movement and the future of manufacturing.
Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been named to MIT Technology Review magazine’s Innovators Under 35 – Turkey list.
The magazine has been compiling the list of scientists and innovators whose work is transforming the world’s technology for more than a decade. Gurkan accepted the award and presented his work at the awards ceremony Sept. 17 in Istanbul.
Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering, and his team have been awarded a $389,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop image-based methods to predict aggression in oropharyngeal cancer.
Madabhushi is the director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics at Case Western Reserve University. The center’s research seeks new ways to use informatics to quantitatively describe disease morphology and build new predictors for distinguishing aggression in diseases, including tumors of the prostate, breast, colorectal and brain; lung cancer; carotid plaque; and epilepsy.