Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Medical Hackathon returns to Cleveland this fall

Members of Northeast Ohio’s tech and medical communities are invited to participate in the second annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon, to be held in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit Oct. 22-23 at the Global Center for Health Innovation.
Last year, the inaugural Cleveland Medical Hackathon attracted more than 200 men and women from across the country. Some of the brightest minds in medicine and technology collaborated in round-the-clock efforts to use technology to solve big challenges in healthcare. About $5,000 in prize money was awarded to winning teams.

Attention CSE students: Meet potential employers, network at PiNO Conference June 10

The Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University invites post-doctorate, graduate and undergraduate students from all science and engineering programs to attend the Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio (PiNO) Conference on June 10 at the Tinkham Veale University Center.
PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives and win cash prizes.

“MythBusters’” Adam Savage comes to Cleveland to inspire innovation, invention and creativity

Think[box] manager Ian Charnas and MythBusters' Adam SavageInventor Adam Savage, host of the Emmy-nominated show MythBusters and advocate of the “maker” movement as a national economic development engine, will spend Wednesday, April 27, in Cleveland, meeting with local makers, community leaders and stakeholders—including the day’s first stop at Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], Case Western Reserve University’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Savage’s Cleveland visit reflects President Barack Obama’s call that “every company, every college, every community, every citizen joins us as we lift up makers and builders and doers across the country.” A representative of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (WHOSTP) will accompany Savage as he spends the day inspiring support for the next generation of inventors.

Alp Sehirlioglu honored by alma mater

Alp Sehirlioglu, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received the 2106 Young Alumnus Award from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
The award is given to an alumnus under the age of 40 who has demonstrated unusual accomplishments in the early stages of his/her career. Sehirlioglu received the award during the department banquet on April 15.

Junior computer science major gets firsthand HoloLens development experience with Microsoft internship

When global media was abuzz last month about the release of the first Microsoft HoloLens developer kits, Case Western Reserve’s Haley Eisenshtadt had a better idea than most of just what the recipients would be getting.
The third-year computer science major got her own firsthand view of the much-anticipated mixed-reality technology last summer—working as an intern on Microsoft’s Halo for HoloLens video game experience.
“I was so blown away when I got here,” said Eisenshtadt, whose duties included software development and engineering. “I was working on new things right off the bat. You dive right in. It was incredible.”