Case Western Reserve University will host Innovation Summit 2015: Models of Innovation to explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale.
On Oct. 26 to 28, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, academic experts and policy makers nationally will examine how diverse regions and industries leverage their strengths to fuel new companies, products, technologies and ideas.
The Case School of Engineering broke its all-time fundraising record for the third year in a row—raising a total of $33 million—part of a record-setting year of fundraising across the university.
Case Western Reserve University’s supporters set 22 all-time records for fundraising in fiscal year 2015, including its eighth all-time record for attainment in the past nine years. That total of $166.9 million bested 2014’s record by $15.3 million—a figure nearly three times as high as the previous year’s growth.
Janet Gbur, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Ruby Leigh Orgain Founders Grant in the amount of $9,000 from the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
Nine grants are awarded annually to members pursuing post-baccalaureate education with each grant named in honor of one of the founding members of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. As an alumna of ZTA, Gbur served as membership and general advisor to the Zeta Gamma ZTA Chapter at Youngstown State University, held the positions of secretary and fraternity education chair for the Cleveland East ZTA Alumnae Chapter, served as province president XII-A overseeing ZTA chapters at Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio Northern University and Youngstown State University and was awarded the Honor Ring, the highest individual honor granted by the fraternity for outstanding and sustained service to the fraternity on a local and national level.
A faculty-student team from Case Western Reserve University is participating in a state-funded effort to accelerate the commercialization of university research designed to serve as an economic development tool for new businesses and jobs.
Called I-Corps@Ohio, the program is modeled after a National Science Foundation effort launched in 2012 that inspires and funds university-based research commercialization as an engine for business startups and the jobs they create.
Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, will serve as principal investigator on the project.
Mustafa Unal, a doctoral candidate in the lab of Ozan Akkus professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been selected as a Baxter Young Investigator for his research entitled “Assessment of Bone Quality by Novel Spectroscopic Biomarkers” in the category of Instrumental & Analytical Sciences.
The Baxter Young Investigator Award is highly competitive annual award program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the U.S. sponsored by global health care company Baxter International Inc.