Graduate student, Brylee Tiu, working with Envoy, Anthony Price
CLiPS envoy Anthony Price has been awarded a 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. This prestigious award carries a $1,000 prize for particularly noteworthy work and includes an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University for the Award Symposium, which was held April 24-25.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, the Prize Committee hopes to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
Price is a junior at Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He has been an envoy in CLiPS (the NSF Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems) since the summer of 2013. He works in the research laboratory of Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, under the mentorship of PhD candidate, Brylee Tiu.
Verizon has invited innovators to submit their great ideas for a chance to win up to $1 million for its Powerful Answer Award.
The contest is accepting entries in three categories: transportation, emergency response and the Internet of Things.
The deadline to submit is June 18.
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A Case Western Reserve University-led project to develop methods to extend the life of heavy machine tools like dies through additive manufacturing was highlighted in the latest America Makes Moment video.
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Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering, and his team have been awarded a $387,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop image-based methods to predict aggression in ductal carcinoma in situ, a precursor of breast 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.
In the corner of his office, Paul Barnhart keeps a 33-year-old photo of himself when he was a Case Western Reserve University undergrad to remind him to think what it was like to be a student—and to show students he was once like them.
“As a college senior, I was a different person in many ways,” said Barnhart, now an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. “There’s a certain amount of confidence lacking when we’re young, requiring some attention and some care.”
The attention and care Barnhart provides his students earned him a 2015 J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The Jackson Award celebrates faculty and staff who have guided a student in his or her academic and career paths, fostered the student’s long-term personal development, challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual and supported and/or facilitated the student’s goals and life choices.