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Ainissa G. Ramirez to present lecture, sign books Feb. 15

Ainissa G. Ramirez, a widely respected author and speaker described as a “science evangelist” for spreading her passion for science to the general public, will present a lecture and book signing at Case Western Reserve University as part of Black History Month.
 
Her talk, “Bold STEM Innovators of the Past and Future,” will focus on the important contributions of underrepresented minorities in science.
 
The free public event is today, Monday, Feb. 15, on the second floor of Sears think[ box ] in the Richey Mixon Building. The lecture is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the book signing.

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.

Case School of Engineering San Diego program launches short courses in wireless health, the Internet of Things

The Case School of Engineering San Diego program has launched two short courses that will take place in May 2016: one about wireless health technology and a second discussing the impact of the Internet of Things on the health care sector.
 
The program will offer From Sensors to Wearables to Wireless Health May 5-6 in San Diego. The course will cover current markets and trends for this growing area of health care technology, as well as applications, products and services, health product design in the consumer age, and regulatory processes and certifications.

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.