Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]
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Celebrate engineering at Case Western Reserve University

Students explore engineering at Engineering Challenges CarnivalEngineers Week is in full swing at Case Western Reserve University—the national celebration of the field of engineering kicked off on campus this weekend with the Engineering Challenges Carnival and continues with a variety of activities through Feb. 24.
 
Students can put a team together for the WISER Light Bulb, test their engineering knowledge at the Jolly Scholar Trivia Night, participate in the KSL Paper Airplane Content, tour Case Western Reserve’s 50,000-square-foot innovation center Sears think[box], as well as network with colleagues at the Diversity in Engineering Meetup and SWE Luncheon.

Clare Rimnac wins Distinguished Investigator Award from Orthopaedic Research Society

Clare RimnacClare Rimnac, the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
 
The award honors individuals with long-standing productive careers in orthopaedic research. Awardees have compiled a record of innovative research as evidenced by publications, presentations and sustained research support, as well as outstanding mentorship of research trainees, service to the professional community and exemplified academic collegiality.
 
Rimnac will be honored among the 2017 ORS award recipients at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego in March. 

RSVP for the Engineers Week Reception

CalendarThe Case School of Engineering community is invited to celebrate engineering at the Engineers Week Reception, part of National Engineers Week, on Thursday, Feb. 23. The annual premier networking event attracts more than 600 guests, including faculty, students, staff, alumni and corporate sponsors.
 
This year’s reception features a keynote address by Janet Kavandi, director of the NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center.

Students: get your great ideas off the ground with Sears think[box] project funding

Students in Sears think[box]Funding opportunities exist for Case Western Reserve University students looking for support for personal projects, design competition entries, entrepreneurial activities and more.
 
The Sears think[box] Student Project Fund has been renewed thanks to support from the Codrington Foundation, and Fran and Jules Belkin. Awards up to $2,500 are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Alp Sehirlioglu appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Alp SehirliogluAlp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
 
The publication is among the top sources for ceramic materials science research, providing scientists, engineers and students with critically assessed, original research for more than 100 years.
 
Topics cover a broad range, including glass science, crystal chemistry, microscopy and microstructure, bioceramic science, powder processing and colloidal science.