P. Hunter Peckham, the Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics at Case Western Reserve University, was recently recognized by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career in research on the use of functional electrical stimulation to restore hand and arm control in paralyzed individuals.
Peckham, recognized internationally for his spinal cord research, was instrumental in creating the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center, which studies the application of electrical currents to generate or suppress nerve activity.
Scientists, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and techhies of all kinds will gather in Cleveland Oct. 2-4 for the 11th annual IngenuityFest. This year, the festival returns to the waterfront, with a focus on Voinovich Park, as well as continued programming around North Coast Harbor, the Rock Hall and Great Lakes Science Center.
Case Western Reserve University is among the region’s top institutions, businesses and organizations that are sponsoring the event.
Visit ingenuitycleveland.com for the latest news and event details. Ingenuity Cleveland is also looking to connect makers of all kinds across the region—join the Northeast Ohio Makers and Innovators Network by signing up at Ingenuity Cleveland.
The Case School of Engineering invites you to join us for the first event in a live, free, online webinar series designed to inform engineers about innovations in the field.
Sree N. Sreenath, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will host “Complex Systems Biology: Applying Engineering Methods to Solve Medical Problems,” on Thursday, June 18, at 8 p.m.
The discussion will focus on illustrating the application of complex systems biology approaches to mammalian biology, honing in specifically on leukemia, prostate cancer, and hydrocephalus, and demonstrating the usefulness of this unique paradigm to find new drug targets and therapies.
Learn more and register.
Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate Robotics Club competed at NASA’s annual robotic mining competition at NASA Kennedy Space Center in May for the third year in a row, finishing with their team best at the competition. The competition consists of mining simulated Mars dust.
Calin Solomon, a fifth-year engineering student, led the team, with help from adviser Richard Bachmann, an adjunct instructor of mechanical engineering. The team is composed of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical, aerospace, biomedical engineering and computer science.
Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, will give a webinar about nanostructured polymers for the oil and gas industry on Thursday, June 11.
The webinar, “Nanostructured Polymers and Nanomaterials for Oil and Gas,” will be hosted by Park Systems, a world leader in atomic force microscopy, as part of the company’s ongoing Nano Academy series, a platform for providing education on the latest advances across a wide spectrum of sciences.
Advincula will discuss the challenges of the oil and gas industry in terms of unconventionally gathered resources and the extreme conditions associated with them: shale gas extraction, deep sea, high-pressure high-temperature wells and high-brine conditions.