A faculty-student team from Case Western Reserve University is participating in a state-funded effort to accelerate the commercialization of university research designed to serve as an economic development tool for new businesses and jobs.
Called I-Corps@Ohio, the program is modeled after a National Science Foundation effort launched in 2012 that inspires and funds university-based research commercialization as an engine for business startups and the jobs they create.
Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, will serve as principal investigator on the project.
Mustafa Unal, a doctoral candidate in the lab of Ozan Akkus professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been selected as a Baxter Young Investigator for his research entitled “Assessment of Bone Quality by Novel Spectroscopic Biomarkers” in the category of Instrumental & Analytical Sciences.
The Baxter Young Investigator Award is highly competitive annual award program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the U.S. sponsored by global health care company Baxter International Inc.
Nesco Resource will provide a series of cash awards to winning teams of the Cleveland Medical Hackathon, which will take place at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland Sept. 26-27.
The Nesco Innovation Award will be granted to participating hackathon teams that excel in developing projects during the hackathon that bring together technology and health care expertise leading to out-of-the-box solutions. A panel of judges from health care, technology, government and community sectors will award the prizes.
Opportunities are now available to join the think[box] team. Experience the fun and energy of this leading center for innovation. Inspire and be inspired by the passion for tinkering, making things, and thinking new thoughts. Become eligible for volunteers-only benefits including free project storage space, discounted materials and extended access to the facility.
Volunteers assist in various roles, primarily greeting visitors and offering tours. Persons volunteering at think[box] come from a wide variety of backgrounds including arts, science, business finance and management, legal and many other disciplines. No technical background of any sort is necessary to join the volunteer team. All volunteers receive orientation and training pertinent to their assignment.
Before her junior year even begins, aerospace and mechanical engineering major Diana Illingsworth already has a plan for how she will pay for the final two years of her college career, and it comes with a unique opportunity—a post-graduation job.
Thanks to a generous Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship from the Department of Defense, Illingsworth will have the final two years of her education paid for.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” she said of the scholarship’s benefits.