Celebrate the creativity of science at the opening reception of Kelvin Smith Library’s “Art of STEM” exhibit with a free reception Wednesday, April 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related digital images that were entered in the corresponding art competition earlier this year will be on display at the Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery on the library’s first floor.
Two local high school students working with faculty labs at the Case School of Engineering have been earning statewide—and even national—recognition for their research.
Francesca Fabe, a junior at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, has earned top prizes at three science fairs for her work investigating the fatigue of dental arch wires. She has been working with Janet Gbur, a PhD student in the lab of John Lewandowski, the Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Mahdi Orooji, a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a two-year Department of Defense postdoctoral fellowship for his project entitled "Fusing MRI and Mechanical Imaging for Improved Prostate Cancer Diagnosis.”
Orooji, under the mentorship of Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of CCIPD, and co-mentored by Lee Ponsky, an associate professor in the Department of Urology, will be developing computational imaging tools to combine mechanical imaging with MRI to create better diagnostic tools for improved characterization of prostate cancer in vivo.
A team of student entrepreneurs from Case Western Reserve University will compete in the final round of the Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge on April 4.
GreenLite Technologies—made up of Case Western Reserve sophomores Sam Crisanti, Ian Ferre and Evan Harris—will compete with nine other teams, including startups from Harvard, Princeton and Johns Hopkins. They’ll be pitching their foot-pedal-powered charging device for a chance to win a $12,000 prize.
Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award for his five-year project, “Dynamically Tuning 2D Semiconducting Crystals and Heterostructures for Atomically-Thin Signal Processing Devices and Systems.”
Called a CAREER award, it’s the NSF’s most prestigious grant to junior faculty members. Winners are chosen because they exemplify the role of researcher-teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of the two.