Inventor Adam Savage, host of the Emmy-nominated show MythBusters and advocate of the “maker” movement as a national economic development engine, will spend Wednesday, April 27, in Cleveland, meeting with local makers, community leaders and stakeholders—including the day’s first stop at Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], Case Western Reserve University’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Savage’s Cleveland visit reflects President Barack Obama’s call that “every company, every college, every community, every citizen joins us as we lift up makers and builders and doers across the country.” A representative of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (WHOSTP) will accompany Savage as he spends the day inspiring support for the next generation of inventors.
Alp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received the 2106 Young Alumnus Award from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
The award is given to an alumnus under the age of 40 who has demonstrated unusual accomplishments in the early stages of his/her career. Sehirlioglu received the award during the department banquet on April 15.
When global media was abuzz last month about the release of the first Microsoft HoloLens developer kits, Case Western Reserve’s Haley Eisenshtadt had a better idea than most of just what the recipients would be getting.
The third-year computer science major got her own firsthand view of the much-anticipated mixed-reality technology last summer—working as an intern on Microsoft’s Halo for HoloLens video game experience.
“I was so blown away when I got here,” said Eisenshtadt, whose duties included software development and engineering. “I was working on new things right off the bat. You dive right in. It was incredible.”
Five Case Western Reserve University junior faculty members, including four Case School of Engineering faculty members, have been awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, bringing more than $2.5 million for research to campus.
The five-year grants support the scientists as they delve into how nanopartical organization controls properties of materials, the mechanisms in the interfaces of layered materials that control performance, how red blood cells and tissues change with disease and new ways to mine large, complex data networks.
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has been awarded more than $3 million in federal and foundation grants to turn common plant viruses into cancer sleuths and search-and-destroy emissaries.
Nicole Steinmetz, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will customize tobacco mosaic virus to distinguish between indolent and aggressive prostate cancers, and potato virus X to deliver a pair of treatments inside triple-negative breast cancer tumors.
The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NBIB) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the American Cancer Society are providing the funding.