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CSE’s Eric Baer wins Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize

Eric Baer, Distinguished University Professor and Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize.
 
The award was given at the 22nd World Forum on Advanced Materials (POLYCHAR 22), held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 7-11. Baer also presented the event’s keynote address, entitled “New Nanofiber and Nanolayer Systems by Forced Assembly.”
 
The Paul J. Flory Polymer Research Prize was presented to Baer for his extraordinary contributions to polymer science and engineering. The award is named for distinguished American chemist Paul J. Flory, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1974 for his research achievements in the physical chemistry of macromolecules.
 

CSE’s Sunniva Collins wins Technical Educator Award

Sunniva Collins, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been honored by the Cleveland Technical Societies Council with its 2014 Technical Educator Award.
 
The award is bestowed annually to individuals in the field of engineering who have demonstrated outstanding performance, creative ability and technical conduct in their profession.
 
Collins will accept her award at the organization’s annual Scholarship & Achievement Awards event on Monday, May 5. 

Attention students: Think art + engineering

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art have announced a new joint summer program.
 
Hybridity is a three-week, three-credit-hour course that focuses on the interactions between art and engineering, and the new technologies and materials that provide a range of possibilities for “makers,” from prototypes and models to molds and parts.
 
The seminar/studio will address the concepts, practices and technologies of contemporary hybrid activity between the worlds of art and engineering, and will include work in think[box] and the studios at the CIA.

Engineering innovations at Research ShowCASE make headlines

A robotic snow-mower was just one of the hundreds of research projects on display at last week’s Research ShowCASE.
 
More than 600 Case Western Reserve University researchers, scientists and scholars showed off their innovations and projects at the annual event Friday, April 18.
 
Read the Plain Dealers coverage. 

Engineering students take on Chainless Challenge

A team of engineering undergraduates tackled Parker Hanninfin’s Chainless Challenge this spring.
 
They were the first team from Case Western Reserve to enter the competition, which was launched in 2006 to spark students’ interest in hydraulics. Participants build a bike in which the power is transmitted from the pedals to the wheel using fluid power instead of chains.