Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Young scientist earns honors at area science fairs

Francesca Fabe, a senior at Beaumont High School in Cleveland Heights doing research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve, has earned honors at two local science fairs for her work in investigating the fatigue behavior of stranded cables used in biomedical engineering applications.
This is Fabe’s second year working with Janet L. Gbur, a doctoral candidate in the lab of John J. Lewandowski, the Arthur P Armington Professor of Engineering II in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Chris Fietkiewicz wins Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award

Chris Fietkiewicz, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has won the Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award.
The award is presented annually by the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi to honor members of the engineering faculty that show an exemplary commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Fietkiewicz obtained a BS degree in 1991 in electrical engineering through a joint program between Messiah College and Temple University in Pennsylvania. He then worked for 10 years in industry, first as an electrical engineer in industrial automation, and later as a software engineer in Silicon Valley.

Sears think[box] meets fine art at performance May 12-13

Art, dance and innovation will mix at a live performance this week at Cleveland’s SPACES gallery, and the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] helped bring the project to life.
Taiwanese artist Hui-Lin Chuang has been using think[box]’s laser cutters to create intricate designs that will cast shadows onto live dancers during  a performance May 12 and 13. Chuang is one of six international artists participating in this year’s Creative Fusion project—an urban-based, community-engaged residency program funded by the Cleveland Foundation.

Advanced prosthetics research by BME’s Dustin Tyler featured in IEEE Spectrum

Dustin Tyler, the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, and his team have been developing an advanced prosthetic system that’s capable of restoring some sensation to amputees. The work continues to make headlines—heralded as one of MSN’s Best Inventions of 2014, profiled in TIME late last year, and now featured in the most recent edition of IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Read the IEEE Spectrum article to learn more about Tyler’s research. 

Medical Hackathon returns to Cleveland this fall

Members of Northeast Ohio’s tech and medical communities are invited to participate in the second annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon, to be held in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit Oct. 22-23 at the Global Center for Health Innovation.
Last year, the inaugural Cleveland Medical Hackathon attracted more than 200 men and women from across the country. Some of the brightest minds in medicine and technology collaborated in round-the-clock efforts to use technology to solve big challenges in healthcare. About $5,000 in prize money was awarded to winning teams.