Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate Robotics Club competed at NASA’s annual robotic mining competition at NASA Kennedy Space Center in May for the third year in a row, finishing with their team best at the competition. The competition consists of mining simulated Mars dust.
Calin Solomon, a fifth-year engineering student, led the team, with help from adviser Richard Bachmann, an adjunct instructor of mechanical engineering. The team is composed of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical, aerospace, biomedical engineering and computer science.
Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, will give a webinar about nanostructured polymers for the oil and gas industry on Thursday, June 11.
The webinar, “Nanostructured Polymers and Nanomaterials for Oil and Gas,” will be hosted by Park Systems, a world leader in atomic force microscopy, as part of the company’s ongoing Nano Academy series, a platform for providing education on the latest advances across a wide spectrum of sciences.
Advincula will discuss the challenges of the oil and gas industry in terms of unconventionally gathered resources and the extreme conditions associated with them: shale gas extraction, deep sea, high-pressure high-temperature wells and high-brine conditions.
Case Western Reserve University is among the sponsors of Concussion: A National Challenge, a discussion about the advances of medical science in the detection, prevention and treatment of concussion, taking place at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland June 23-24.
The conference organizers are seeking volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available prior to the event on Monday, June 22, and throughout the conference itself. Learn more and volunteer.
Me’lani Joseph, director of engineering for the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center, delivered the keynote address at the annual symposium and awards dinner for the Cleveland Chapter of the National Technical Association (NTA) on Friday, June 5.
The NTA is a 90-year-old organization that supports underrepresented men and women in science, technology, education and business. This year’s symposium theme was “It’s all about STEM.”
Following last year’s inaugural National Day of Making, the White House has announced a National Week of Making, June 12-18, that will highlight maker communities across the country and include a two-day National Maker Faire June 12-13.
Case Western Reserve University was among the lead participants in last year’s National Day of Making and was featured prominently in the festivities with the White House sharing the news about the groundbreaking of the university’s new 50,000-square-foot think[box] facility. (And we're on track to open think[box] this fall, with a special three-day innovation summit planned that includes the unveiling of the innovation center's new home!)