Felipe Gomez del Campo V, a junior double majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University, will be among a group of emerging entrepreneurs recognized by President Obama at a White House event on Monday, May 11.
The White House will bring this group together to highlight the importance of investing in women and young entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, as well as access to education and health care.
Answenergy, first place winner of the sixth annual Saint Gobain Student Design Competition held on April 1, started off the group presentations with a thoughtful question: “Take out your phones. Are you happy with your battery?”
In response, the audience took out their phones, looked at their battery charge, and frowned.
“If you are unhappy with your battery charge, raise your hand,” Bowen Weng, one of the members of the team and Case Western Reserve University student, said. The majority of the audience raised their hands. Weng smiled at the audience’s response and launched into his team’s product: a portable motion energy harvester.
Case Western Reserve University Radiology Professor Mark Griswold knew his world had changed the moment he first used a prototype of Microsoft’s HoloLens headset. Two months later, one of the university’s medical students illustrated exactly why.
“There’s the aortic valve,” Satyam Ghodasara exclaimed as he used Microsoft’s device to examine a holographic heart. “Now I understand.”
Yesterday, Griswold told tens of thousands of people how HoloLens can transform learning across countless subjects, including those as complex as the human body. Speaking to an in-person and online audience at Microsoft’s annual Build conference, he highlighted disciplines as disparate as art history and engineering—but started with a holographic heart. In traditional anatomy, after all, students like Ghodasara cut into cadavers to understand the body’s intricacies.
Case Western Reserve University’s think[box] innovation center is seeking a volunteer with great organizational and communication skills to help build a powerful team of volunteer tour guides.
The volunteer pool will be intragenerational and chosen from the student population at the university as well as alumni and community members. The estimated time commitment would be 10 hours a week, and the estimated total number of volunteers to manage may be around 30. Parking will be provided.
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Earlier this month, eight members of the Case Western Reserve University Baja Team packed up their trailer and drove south to Auburn, Ala., to compete in an international competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Every year since 2001, students on the Baja Team have designed, manufactured and raced a custom off-roading vehicle. Using a variety of manual machines, computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines, rapid prototyping and support from local companies, the team was able to construct a high-performing vehicle for this competition season.