Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department News

Dr. Kiju Lee receives a grant from NSF

Professor Kiju Lee received a grant from National Science Foundation to investigate clinical effectiveness of the SIG-Blocks technology developed under her prior NSF grant for assessing and training cognitive skills in patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and further evaluating commercial opportunities of the technology. This project is conducted in collaboration with

Energy, engineering & entrepreneurship class begins at CWRU

The course—Energy, Engineering & Entrepreneurship is supported by National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), Case School of Engineering, Weatherhead School of Management and Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI).

Associate dean of research Clare Rimnac elected director of ASEE Engineering Research Council board

Dr. Clare Rimnac, associate dean of research and Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering at the Case School of Engineering, has been elected as a director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Research Council Board of Directors.

Baja SAE

Baja SAE is an intercollegiate competition, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, where students design, build, test, and race an off-road vehicle.

National competitions are held every summer, where teams from every state and countries around the world put their vehicle through rigorous events. The CWRU Baja team first competed in 2001 and has since competed at twelve national Baja SAE competitions.

Dr. Umut Gurkan and his team received a Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative Annual Pilot Award.

A research team led by Dr. Umut Gurkan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received $50k Annual Pilot Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CTSC Annual Pilot Program supports innovative translational research projects focused on the invention and preclinical development of novel technologies to address unmet clinical needs. In this project, Dr.

Hats off to graduates!

“I urge all of you proud graduates of 2014 today to put down on paper the seven goals of your life for the coming five years. Be realistic. Be creative. Never limit yourself. Put down goals, which are feasible within the context of your country and its realities and limitations.