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.
The NorTech Innovation UnConference will take place Sept. 24 at the Cleveland Convention Center, but the event is anything but conventional. No predetermined agenda, no keynote speakers and no Power Point. Just a venue for Northeast Ohio’s most innovative minds to mix, mingle and discuss the next generation of game-changing ideas, trends and technologies.
Instead of following a set agenda, attendees will have the chance to pitch and convene sessions on topics that matter most to them. The conference has also invited 31 of the region’s most innovators in technology, business, research, finance and more who will be available to share their insights with attendees.