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GLEI announces Fall Speaker Series

The Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University has announced the lineup for its annual Fall Speaker Series.
The institute has gathered three renowned experts to share their unique perspectives on current opportunities and challenges in the energy sector: Michael Rogol, CEO and PHOTON Consulting LLC and leading expert on solar power; Asim Haque, vice chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; and Jakob Stoustrup, advanced controls program manager at Pacific Northwest Laboratory.

CSE talks maker spaces on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas

What’s the big deal about the maker movement? Case School of Engineering’s associate dean for strategic initiatives Lisa Camp and think[box] manager Ian Charnas shared their perspectives on maker spaces, like the university's think[box], and the maker community on last week’s Sound of Ideas.
In case you missed it, you can still catch the whole conversation online. 

Materials Science and Engineering’s Matthew Willard named senior member of the IEEE

Matthew Willard, associate professor of materials science and engineering, has been made a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Senior member is the highest professional grade of the IEEE for which a member can apply, and it is a distinction only 7 percent of the organization’s 431,000 members have achieved.
Willard’s research focuses on materials design and the study of processing, structure and performance of magnetic materials. 

CWRU, CSE set all-time records for gifts and pledges

Case Western Reserve announced today that its generous donors allowed the university to set another all-time record for gifts and pledges for the fiscal year that ended June 30. Alumni and friends committed a total of $151.6 million—an amount $5.7 million more over the previous all-time record set in 2013. In addition, supporters enabled Case Western Reserve to set new all-time records in nearly two dozen individual categories.
“This fundraising success is a testament to two groups of people: the supporters who appreciate the extent of our impact, and the faculty, staff, and students who perform such inspiring work every day,” President Barbara R. Snyder said. “Our gratitude to everyone who advances Case Western Reserve is truly immense.”

Civil chair David Zeng named guest professor at Tianjin University

David Zeng, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Frank H. Neff Endowed Chair Professor, has been named a guest professor at Tianjin University in China.
Zeng received the honor from the university’s president, Li Jiajun, during a visit this summer. The position is given to international experts for their contributions to research and education at the university.
Zeng was appointed in recognition of his collaboration with professors at Tianjin University on research projects related to foundations for offshore wind turbines, which include the exchange of graduate students, joint publications, seminars and sharing of experimental data.