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Show off your creativity for Kelvin Smith Library’s Art of STEM Competition

Kelvin Smith Library is giving the university community the chance to showcase its artistic inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill, as related to STEM visuals and imagery.
 
The library’s second annual Art of STEM Competition, held in conjunction with the national “STEM to STEAM” movement, encourages the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and mathematics to spur creativity and innovation.

CWRU to develop solar energy solutions, more resilient electrical grid as part of Department of Energy project

Case Western Reserve University will participate in a three-year collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop solar energy storage solutions and a more resilient, secure national electrical grid.
 
Led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Case Western Reserve researchers will investigate grid integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, energy storage, load management and solar forecasting. The project is part of the Energy Department’s Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV, or SHINES, program.

Engineering startup wins VentureWell grant for vision screening device

LYGENT, a startup company led by a Case Western Reserve University graduate student that is developing a new vision test for eye misalignment, has won a grant from the VentureWell organization to help move its product forward.
 
A nonprofit reaching more than 200 universities, VentureWell is a leader in funding, training, coaching and early investment that brings student and faculty innovators to market.

Carla Mann Woods to deliver Ford Lecture March 2

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the spring 2016 Ford Distinguished Lecture on March 2 featuring Carla Mann Woods, CEO of Mann Healthcare Partners.
 
She has been developing and marketing medical devices for more than 20 years. She began her career at Pacesetter Systems, where she planned new technology applications and product needs for pacemakers. She joined Advanced Bionics, a neuromodulation company eventually acquired by Boston Scientific. During her tenure at Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific, she led the business development, product development and marketing for products including the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator, the BION® microstimulator, implantable infusion pumps and cochlear implants. For these products she holds more than 40 U.S. patents and was the shareholder representative in the Boston Scientific acquisition.

Madabhushi team awarded two patents on carotid plaque characterization and digital pathology

Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, has been awarded two U.S. patents: 9,235,887, titled “Classification of Biological Tissue by Multi-mode Data Registration, Segmentation and Characterization,” and 9,235,891, titled “Boosted Consensus Classifier for Large Images Using Fields of View of Various Sizes.”

U.S. patent 9,235,887 relates to a method and apparatus for classifying possibly vulnerable plaques from sets of DCE-MRI images. The images are processed to determine the boundaries of candidate regions of interest and the voxels within the identified boundaries in corresponding regions of the images from each time period are processed to extract kinetic texture features. The kinetic texture features are then used in a classification process, which classifies the ROIs as vulnerable or stable.