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Materials science and engineering program named among the country’s best

The materials science and engineering program at the Case School of Engineering has been named one of the top 12 programs at private universities in the country, according to a list compiled by Goodfellow, a leading supplier of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to science and industry.
 
The company compiled lists of the nation’s top programs at public and private universities.
 
See the full listing here. 

New manufacturing initiative makes headlines

A high-tech manufacturing institute announced by President Barack Obama earlier this week is already gaining attention.
 
Headquartered near Detroit, The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) will be led by Columbus-based Edison Welding Institute, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Case Western Reserve will contribute expertise in materials and metals processing as well as key university facilities to the effort.

Read the Plain Dealer’s coverage of ALMMII. 

Engineers among four CWRU students selected as Gates Millennium scholars

A pair of first-year students, a PhD candidate and an online master’s student at Case Western Reserve University were selected as Gates Millennium scholars.
 
The Gates Millennium program selects 1,000 African-American, American-Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander-American or Hispanic-American students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship at any college or university of their choice.
 
Unique Luna, a fifth-year PhD student in macromolecular science and engineering, and Sylvester Amponash, a first-year student leaning toward an electrical engineering major, are among the winners.
 

CWRU part of new national manufacturing effort

Case Western Reserve University will contribute expertise and key facilities to a $148 million lightweight metal manufacturing research consortium that President Barack Obama announced yesterday.
 
“I don’t want the next big job-creating discovery to come from Germany or China or Japan. I want it to be made here in America,” Obama said during the announcement.
 
Primarily sponsored by the Department of Defense, the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute will be led by Columbus-based Edison Welding Institute, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. The institute, called ALMMII for short, is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to this region over the next five years.
 

MAKE magazine names Cleveland “Maker City”

Could Cleveland be the next Silicon Valley? According to a recent article in MAKE magazine, it’s got the right mix of ingredients to help maker culture thrive.
 
The article points to resources like Case Western Reserve’s think[box] that give budding entrepreneurs and innovators in Northeast Ohio free—or practically free—access to high-tech prototyping tools like 3-D printers, laser cutters and CNC equipment.