Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Gelfand Center engineering director Me’lani Joseph to deliver keynote at Great Lakes Science Center science camp

Me’lani Joseph, engineering director of the university’s Leonard Gelfand STEM Center, will deliver the keynote at the Great Lakes Science Center’s Girls Go! Science program on April 23.
The daylong event includes workshops and hands-on activities led by women working in STEM fields—science, technology engineering and math—aimed to inspire students in grades 6-12 to pursue STEM careers.

Other presenters include representatives from Tremco, Rockwell, NASA and Lubrizol.

Engineering students chosen for prestigious University Innovations Fellows program

The National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) selected Case Western Reserve University students Marc Bouchet and Calin Solomon as “University Innovation Fellows” in a national program that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking.
Epicenter is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell.
An official pinning ceremony inducting the students as Innovation Fellows was held Friday, March 25 in Sears think[box].

Anthropology, engineering students collaborate on global health issues in Uganda

Disposal of medical waste is not the most glamorous issue in global health, yet the risk it poses to health workers, community members, and the environment is significant in resource-poor locations around the world. At rural health clinics in Uganda, for example, medical waste—from wrappers to used needles—is often thrown in a pile behind the building and set on fire every once in a while.
“Medical waste management is a complex process that intersects with other health problems. The complexity of the system poses challenges that are difficult for under-resourced health systems to manage fully and safely. No one approach will address the entire issue,” Andrew Rollins, professor of biomedical engineering and medicine, said.

Anant Madabhushi team awarded patent on image analytics for evaluating cancer treatment response

Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, was recently awarded U.S. patent: 9,262,583, titled “Image similarity-based finite element model registration.”
U.S. patent 9,262,583 relates to a method and apparatus associated with evaluating global deformations and local deformations in a prostate following cancer treatment.

Marc Buchner appointed associate dean of academics

Marc BuchnerMarc Buchner, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the new associate dean of academics at the Case School of Engineering.
Buchner has been a member of the Case School of Engineering faculty since 1976. One of the school’s most respected academic leaders, he has overseen a number of school-wide initiatives, including leading the Case School of Engineering’s most recent ABET-accreditation efforts, introducing more leadership courses into the curriculum, helping manage a re-design of the engineering core classes and creating the university’s Virtual Worlds Gaming and Simulation Lab, for which he serves as director.