President Obama has declared June 18th as a National Day of Making. Northeast Ohio is rich in resources to support our maker community--from artists to engineers to tinkerers to hobbyists and everyone in between. See how makers are energizing our community and bringing science, art and a can-do spirit to neighborhoods all over Northeast Ohio.
Join the movement right here in Northeast Ohio with open houses at Case Western Reserve, and other maker spaces across the region, between 1 and 4 p.m. Then join us for a Google Hangout at 4 p.m. to share stories with other makers and get inspired to get making! Learn more now.
The Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites post-doctorate, graduate and undergraduate students to attend the Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio (PiNO) Conference Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thwing Center.
Registration and abstract submission close Wednesday, June 18.
PiNO is a one-day conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops or full-time employment to present posters and network with industry representatives from numerous companies.
Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing (rp+m) has formally partnered with Case Western Reserve University to move its research and development arm to the university, joining forces with faculty researchers to develop new technologies in the growing additive manufacturing market, assist students in entrepreneurship and with research opportunities, and boost economic development in the region.
The Avon Lake-based business and Case Western Reserve have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Additive Manufacturing Studio in think[box], the high-tech invention center on campus, this summer.
A research team led by Umut Gurkan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace Engineering, received a $50,000 Annual Pilot Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The CTSC Annual Pilot Program supports innovative translational research projects focused on the invention and preclinical development of novel technologies to address unmet clinical needs. In this project, Gurkan is working with Jane Little, associate professor of hematology and oncology in the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program at University Hospitals, and Connie Piccone, assistant professor of pediatric hematology and oncology and clinical director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
Jaesung Lee, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has won a Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Frequency Control Symposium (IEEE IFCS) for presenting his paper entitled “Atomically Thin MoS2 Resonators for Pressure Sensing.”
Lee and his faculty mentor Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, reported an experimental investigation of a new type of nanoscale device that is exceptionally responsive to small pressure variations, and yet can tolerate pressure changes over wide ranges.