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Join us for academic IoT symposium May 5

DataCase Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University will host a symposium to discuss research and education opportunities in the emerging field of the Internet of Things (IoT) at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center on Friday, May 5.
In the fall of 2016, the Cleveland Foundation provided Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State with a planning grant to lay the groundwork for a higher-education collaboration around IoT. This symposium will report out on the results of planning to date, explore what it means for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, and feature key leaders both locally and nationally who will provide short- and long-term views on the future of R&D in the IoT.

I-Corps@Ohio program aims to advance research into products for medical treatments or surgeries

Research Four medical-technology research teams at Case Western Reserve University will participate in focused entrepreneurial training through I-Corps@Ohio, an Ohio Department of Higher Education initiative created to advance their work from the lab to a commercial market. Each project has potential for a product of value to medical treatments or surgeries.
Teams chosen for the 2017 Medtech category are from various institutions across Ohio. The four from Case Western Reserve include three from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and one from the School of Medicine. I-Corps@Ohio seeks to help them develop business models to launch startup companies. The program identifies and selects potential new ventures that could attract funding and encourage collaboration between academia and industry.

University celebrates research amid new challenges

Research ShowCASECase Western Reserve’s annual celebration of research and scholarship will fill the Veale Convocation Center Friday, kicking off exactly 24 hours before science supporters come together on Public Square.
Organizers of the university’s Research ShowCASE and Intersections event and the March for Science Cleveland planned their respective events months apart from one another, but the coincidental timing still catalyzed a third event: STEM-A-Palooza.
More than 100 middle and high school students from Cleveland and East Cleveland will join the ShowCASE crowd to learn more about opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

Rigoberto Advincula presents on 3-D printing in the Philippines

Rigoberto AdvinculaRigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, recently gave a plenary talk at a 3-D printing a forum in the Philippines. His talk, titled “3-D Printing: Innovationeering Materials and Design,” was part of the Engineering Research and Development for Technology’s second Frontiers in Engineering Forum Series.
Jill Manapat, Jerome Palaganas and Napolabel Palaganas, all former visiting scholars at CWRU, also gave talks. The scholars worked in Advincula’s lab for a year with scholarships funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines.

Dean Jeffrey L. Duerk inducted as an NAI fellow

NAI fellow medalsJeffrey L. Duerk, dean of the Case School of Engineering, was officially inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on April 6.
He joined the 175-member class of 2016 fellows at the organization’s induction ceremony and banquet at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston during NAI’s annual conference.