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Case Western Reserve and the expansion of think[box] were highlighted at the first national Maker Faire
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Doctoral student Jaesung Lee wins best student paper competition on nanoscale devices

Jaesung Lee, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), won the Best Student Paper Competition at the 2014 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IEEE IFCS 2014), for presenting his paper, “Atomically-Thin MoS2 Resonators for Pressure Sensing.” Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science and T. Keith Glennan Fellow, mentors Lee.

In the paper, Lee and Feng reported an experimental investigation of a new type of nanoscale devices that are exceptionally responsive to small pressure variations and yet can tolerate pressure changes over wide ranges.

Watch the Northeast Ohio National Day of Making Google Hangout!

Did you participate in the National Day of Making on June 18? Case Western Reserve University hosted an open house promoting its high-tech maker space, think[box], and participated in a Google Hangout with other Northeast Ohio maker spaces, including Ingenuity Cleveland, the Great Lakes Science Center, Lorain County Community College's FabLab and Cleveland Public Library's TechCentral. #NationofMakers. #NEOMakers.
Watch the Google Hangout now!

Biomedical engineering’s Anant Madabhusi selected for editorial board

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected to serve on editorial board for new Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.
The journal will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in health care innovations and translational engineering in health and medicine.

Growing replacement tissue for torn rotator cuffs

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an aging population that wants to remain active.
Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has already devised a technique to reconstitute collagen—a building block of tendons—into tough fibers and induce adult stem cells to grow into tendons on those fibers.

Fall groundbreaking for first phase of expanded think[box] announced at White House “National Day of Making”

Case Western Reserve will break ground this fall on the first phase of a seven-story, 50,000 square-foot innovation hub designed to give visitors the space, technology and expert advice to imagine, prototype and, if they are so inclined, transform their creations into actual products.
The White House announced the university’s plans Wednesday as part of the administration’s National Day of Making, a celebration of America’s historic embrace of invention, whether it emerges from a tinkerer’s basement or a company’s research facility. Case Western Reserve’s initiative was among three the administration highlighted; the others were at Carnegie Mellon University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, Case School of Engineering Dean Jeffrey Duerk will join President Barack Obama and leaders from higher education and business later this morning for the first annual National Maker’s Faire at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.