Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Engineering students named finalists in South by Southwest’s “Student Startup Madness” competition

Blue ribbon awardThe top college startups in America are set to meet in a “Student Startup Madness” championship next month at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, Texas.
And two of the “Entrepreneurial Eight” finalists—from more than 200 entries representing 60 universities—are from Case Western Reserve University: Reflexion Interactive Technologies and Parihug.

Researchers use medical imaging to identify biomarker for prostate cancer, determine appropriate treatment for ER+ breast cancer

Cancer cellsBiomedical engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using computerized imaging to provide new tools in better diagnosing and treating cancers, specifically prostate and estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancers.
Preliminary computerized imagine reveals the shape of the prostate and a compartment within the gland—called the transitional zone—consistently differ in men with prostate cancer than in those without the disease, according to new research led by Anant Madabhushi, the F. Alex Nason professor II of biomedical engineering and director of the university’s Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD).
The findings, published in Scientific Reports, may provide a new avenue to diagnose the disease—perhaps even the cancer’s aggressiveness.

Celebrate engineering at Case Western Reserve University

Students explore engineering at Engineering Challenges CarnivalEngineers Week is in full swing at Case Western Reserve University—the national celebration of the field of engineering kicked off on campus this weekend with the Engineering Challenges Carnival and continues with a variety of activities through Feb. 24.
Students can put a team together for the WISER Light Bulb, test their engineering knowledge at the Jolly Scholar Trivia Night, participate in the KSL Paper Airplane Content, tour Case Western Reserve’s 50,000-square-foot innovation center Sears think[box], as well as network with colleagues at the Diversity in Engineering Meetup and SWE Luncheon.

Clare Rimnac wins Distinguished Investigator Award from Orthopaedic Research Society

Clare RimnacClare Rimnac, the Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the ORS/OREF Distinguished Investigator Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
The award honors individuals with long-standing productive careers in orthopaedic research. Awardees have compiled a record of innovative research as evidenced by publications, presentations and sustained research support, as well as outstanding mentorship of research trainees, service to the professional community and exemplified academic collegiality.
Rimnac will be honored among the 2017 ORS award recipients at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego in March. 

RSVP for the Engineers Week Reception

CalendarThe Case School of Engineering community is invited to celebrate engineering at the Engineers Week Reception, part of National Engineers Week, on Thursday, Feb. 23. The annual premier networking event attracts more than 600 guests, including faculty, students, staff, alumni and corporate sponsors.
This year’s reception features a keynote address by Janet Kavandi, director of the NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center.