The Engineers Week Engineering Challenges Carnival is seeking undergraduate and graduate student volunteers to help with the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thwing Ballroom.
Part of the annual Engineers Week celebration, the carnival engages local pre-K through eighth-grade students and their families, encouraging them to learn about science and engineering through demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics at Case Western Reserve University, has been invited to serve as associate editor for the Journal of Medical Image Analysis (MedIA), one of the top international journals in computer science.
MedIA publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the field of medical and biological image analysis, with special emphasis on efforts related to the applications of computer vision, virtual reality and robotics to biomedical imaging problems.
Case School of Engineering students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend the annual Engineers Week Banquet Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Intercontinental Hotel.
John Nottingham and John Spirk, the co-founders of business innovation firm Nottingham Spirk, will deliver the keynote address: "Think Vertical: Expanding the Role of Engineering Through Vertical Innovation."
Janet Gbur, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, placed first in the Student Presentation Competition sponsored by the ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture held during ASTM Committee Week in New Orleans in November.
She was presented with the M.R. 'Mitch' Mitchell Best Student Presentation Award and a monetary award of $200. The event was open to graduate and undergraduate students working in the area of fatigue and fracture mechanics.
A pair of Case Western Reserve University engineering students just returned from field testing their foot-powered cell phone charger in rural villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small country surrounded entirely by South Africa.
“A lot of people have cell phones but no way to charge them,” said Samuel Crisanti, 19, a sophomore from Windsor, Conn. “In the country, 40 to 50 percent or even 60 percent have cell phones but only a quarter have access to electricity. It takes some a day-long ride by cart to a city where they have to pay to charge their phone.”