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Case Western Reserve University is helping lead the new $70 million National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute to advance additive manufacturing in this country. Learn more >>

Think[box], our new inventor’s playground, offers students and faculty an array of high-tech machinery to brainstorm, design, create and bring new ideas to market. Learn more >>

The university’s undergraduate biomedical engineering program was ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more >>

President Obama honors biomedical engineering faculty member Jeffrey Capadona with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Learn more >>

19 new active-learning classes get students designing, building and engineering real-world solutions their first semester on campus, such as a course to design pedal-driven energy devices for developing countries. Learn more >>

Case School of Engineering received a $3.8 million NSF PIRE Award to serve as the lead in an international effort to build wind turbine blades and solar panels from biomaterials. Learn more >>

This academic year, Case School of Engineering’s Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering—the country’s first stand-alone polymer science and engineering department—turns 50. Learn more >>

Case Western Reserve set a record by enrolling the largest, most diverse and most academically accomplished first-year class in history. Learn more >>

Begun in 2006 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center, Case Western Reserve’s Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) won a renewal award that has provided the center 10 years of NSF funding amounting to a $40-million commitment to advance research and bring breakthroughs to market. Learn more >>

A group of Case Western Reserve students invented a quick, environmentally benign and easy patch for potholes— winning multiple student design competitions with the idea. Learn more >>

Case School of Engineering hired five new faculty members under its Strategic Hiring Initiative in FY2012. These strategic hires bridge departmental boundaries to bring together research “clusters” to tackle real-world challenges— centered on themes of advanced materials, energy, and human health and technology. Learn more >>

Macromolecular science and engineering expert Liming Dai, the Kent Hale Smith Professor, won a $7.5-million grant from the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) to support work on building 3D graphene-nanotube hybrid structures. >>

Civil engineering researchers are rebuilding historic wooden bridge trusses from New Hampshire with a goal of not only reassembling the bridge, but also to gather information on how best to rehabilitate these bridges nationwide. >>

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu visited Case Western Reserve University in January to learn more about energy-related research at the university. >>

The school’s biomedical engineering department received an NIH R25 grant to innovate active, interdisciplinary learning models.

Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor LaShanda Korley was selected as one of 78 young engineers to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. >>

In FY2012, Case School of Engineering faculty contributed to

  • » 67 invention disclosures —4.2 times the national per-dollar proficiency average
  • » 66 patent filings—2.6 times the national per-dollar proficiency average
  • » 11 deals (options and non-exclusive and exclusive licenses)—2.75 times the national per-dollar proficiency average.


Case School of Engineering launched the country’s first graduate education program in wireless health. >>

The university’s graduate biomedical engineering program was ranked among the Top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. >>

Case Western Reserve and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation have established a $20 million endowment to support the translation of ideas that address unmet medical needs into treatments and devices that improve health. >>

Biomedical engineering associate Professor Horst von Recum and research associate Julius Korley were among the first 100 researchers in the country to receive a grant and training in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program.

The Cleveland Foundation recognized Case Western Reserve University’s substantial efforts in energy with a $1.75-million grant to the Great Lakes Energy Institute. >>

In conjunction with Cleveland Clinic, the Case School of Engineering launched the Cleveland Traumatic Neuromechanics Consortium to gain better understanding of the forces that cause injuries to the head, brain, neck and spine. >>

Case School of Engineering grads receive starting salaries 10 to 30 percent higher than the national average.