Student Spotlights

Jamie poses with Artemis I at Kennedy Space Center

Fifth-year computer and data sciences student working at Kennedy Space Center

Jamie Booker's first day of classes looked a little different than normal this year. Instead of walking through Case Western Reserve University’s campus, the fifth-year computer science major was walking through the door of the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, to start his software development co-op. 
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Zemene Tegegn working with students in lab

Master’s student connects Ethiopian high school students with engineering and entrepreneurship skills

Zemene Tegegn, a master’s student in chemical engineering, traveled back to his roots this summer to work with students at the high school he attended in his home village of Delo Mena, Ethiopia.
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Summer Spotlight: Ashwin Menon

Find out what mechanical engineering student Ashwin Menon is doing during his internship at Swagelok Company this summer! He also share's how CWRU and Case School of Engineering has prepared him for a role like this.
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Sameera Nalin Venkat

Summer Spotlight: Sameera Nalin Venkat

This summer Sameera Nalin Venkat, PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering, is working an internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory analyzing atomic force microscopy images of fluoropolymers and investigating crystallization kinetics.
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Anne Straits batch mixing in lab.

Summer Spotlight: Anne Straits

Meet Anne Straits, biomedical engineering student working with CWRU's Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering on a research opportunity with Veterans Affairs. Her project focuses on developing a simple prototype of the prosthetic liner.
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Issac Kozack at NASA Glenn

Summer Spotlight: Issac Kozak

During the summer months when campus gets quieter, we like to learn more about what our students are up to! Issac Kozak, fourth-year aerospace engineering student, is interning with Zin Technologies and working with parts of the Universal Stage Adapter on NASAs SLS rocket that will take the Artemis Missions to the moon.
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Andrea Chakraborty

Spartan Showcase: Andrea Chakraborty

This fall, Andrea Chakraborty, a fourth-year civil and environmental engineering student at Case Western Reserve University, is taking part in a six-month co-op with an engineering consulting firm in Baltimore that specializes in airport planning, design and management.
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Spartan Showcase: Kathryn Wilcox

Students at Case Western Reserve University are challenged to “think beyond the possible” each and every day—and third-year PhD student Kathryn Wilcox takes that mission to heart.
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Spartan Showcase: Grace Floring

Learn more about the fifth-year student and winner of the Selected Professions Fellowship
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Spartan Showcase: Grace Yeung

From early-morning practices and treks up the “Elephant Stairs” to overcoming five knee injuries and four surgeries, Grace Yeung has pushed through plenty of struggles in her time as a student-athlete. Through them all, she’s considered competing as a Spartan to be a key component of her Case Western Reserve experience.
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Christian Reyna and dog Camila

Graduating Student Spotlight: Christian Reyna

Christian Reyna will be graduating in May with a degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME). He chose that program because it will allow him "to make a life-changing (literally) impact on lives."
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Elahe Farghadany

Graduating Student Spotlight: Elahe Farghadany

Elahe Farghadany will be graduating in May with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. She is looking forward to a career in which she can promote sustainability.  
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Graduating Student Spotlight: Kathryn Medrow

Kathryn Medrow will be graduating in May with a degree in Polymer Science & Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering and Music. She passed on this advice to those who come after: "If you want to pursue something, whether it’s a certain major, activity, research, or sport, don’t let the fear of failing stop you from trying."
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Graduating Student Spotlight: Xinming Wang

Xinming Wang will be graduating in May with a degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME). He chose that program because he was "very interested in tissue engineering and would like to do scientific research in the future."
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Graduating Student Spotlight: Lindsey Ho

Lindsey Ho will be graduating in May with a Major in Chemical Engineering and Minor in Dance. She chose those program because it will allow him "I wanted to be able to study both of my interests in some form: engineering and dance!"
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Graduating Student Spotlight: Stephen Timothy

Stephen Timothy will be graduating in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He chose that program because "I've always had a knack for building things, math, and science."
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Graduating Student Spotlight: Claire Telfer

Claire Telfer will be graduating in May with a degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) with a minor in Chemistry. She chose those programs because she was "particularly excited about the intersection of chemical engineering and medicine."
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Graduating Student Spotlight: Raj Mukkamala

After he graduates in May, Raj will be headed to California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
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Chase Breting

Third-year polymer science and computer engineering student spends 11 months working at Tesla

After just two months as an intern at Tesla, Chase Breting requested an extension of his co-op placement, realizing the experience was “once in a lifetime” and he wanted more time. The third year polymer and computer engineering student started his co-op in early January of 2022, moving to Fremont, CA, to work as an electrode engineering intern at the Kato facility, Tesla’s primary facility for 4680 battery cell production.
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Cleanr Team in ThinkBox

Alumnus and two students launch startup aimed at cleaner water

It all started as a hobby driven by a simple fact: “94% of tap water in the United States contains microplastic fiber.” Now, alumnus Max Pennington (CWR ‘22), and fourth-year students David Dillman and Chip Miller are co-founders of a business with cutting-edge, patent-pending technology that could transform the way the world uses water.
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