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Burning for knowledge: Researchers set to ignite fire in space

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center and around the world will perform the largest fire-safety experiment ever in space when the unmanned Cygnus cargo module backs a safe distance from the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for this afternoon (June 14).
Small-scale experiments on materials about the size of an index card, done on the ISS, indicate that flames behave differently in microgravity than on Earth. This experiment, called Saffire-I, is expected to show how fire may grow and spread at a size that aerospace researchers consider dangerous.

Case School of Engineering Annual Report, Innovation Summit win national honors

Innovators: The Case School of Engineering Annual Report 2014-15Innovators, the Case School of Engineering 2014-15 Annual Report, has been named among the country’s best higher education publications, garnering a Gold Circle of Excellence Award for institutional presidents and annual reports from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
The Circle of Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing in higher education.
The inaugural Case Western Reserve University Innovation Summit, which was organized with significant leadership from the Case School of Engineering, also won accolades: a bronze award in the multi-day event category.

Biomedical engineering technologies secure translational state funding awards

Working in collaboration with the university’s Technology Transfer Office, two biomedical engineering faculty members recently secured funding awards to help them move their research from campus to the marketplace.
The awards involve software that can distinguish between brain tumors and benign effects of radiation treatment and technology that tests babies for cystic fibrosis more quickly and easily than existing methods.

PhD candidate Mustafa Unal honored with international award

Mustafa Unal, a PhD candidate in the lab of Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been selected to receive the Osteoarthritis Young Investigator Award at the 46th International Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology, which will be held August 7-10, in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The Osteoarthritis Young Investigator Award given by Orthopaedic Research Society, is an international recognition for an exceptional young scientist in the field of osteoarthritis research. This prestigious award annually recognizes only one young scientist who may be a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow or assistant professor from around the world. With this international recognition, Unal will give a presentation at the meeting and receive a $1,000 monetary award.

CWRU, Cleveland Clinic release first third-party app for Microsoft HoloLens

The first third-party app in the Microsoft HoloLens store comes not from a video game giant or 3D design leader, but instead a Cleveland-based university and hospital.
HoloAnatomy goes beyond the on-stage demonstrations that hundreds of thousands watched in person and online during the last two years of Microsoft’s Build conferences for developers. Instead of a brief glimpse of organs in a body or single look inside a translucent brain, the new app from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic allows viewers to explore at their own pace—and from any perspective.