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CWRU student startup heads off to major competitions

Case Western Reserve University startup CrystalE is about to make some serious pitches—the student-run company will be vying for titles in the Clean Energy Trust Challenge and the Rice Business Plan Competition this spring.
The team will be introducing judges to their self-powered sensors for building monitoring. The sensors are capable of tracking data like temperature and humidity and reporting that information to a centralized computer system that can adjust lighting systems, heating and cooling accordingly to improve overall energy efficiency. 

Nicole Seiberlich elected to ISMRM Board of Trustees

Nicole Seiberlich, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).
The ISMRM is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit association that promotes innovation, development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world.
Seiberlich has been an active member of the association for 11 years, taking on various roles including planning and moderating scientific and educational sessions, delivering invited talks, and working with society journals.

CWRU takes the stage at Microsoft’s Build conference to show how HoloLens can transform learning

Last spring, Professor Mark Griswold told a global audience about the potential of Microsoft HoloLens to transform learning.
Twelve months later, Griswold showed the world exactly how—or at least his hologram did.
Speaking at Microsoft’s annual Build conference for the second consecutive year, Griswold was joined by School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis and two university developers, Jeff Mlakar and Henry Eastman—all three of whom were actually on stage in person at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

James McGuffin-Cawley appointed associate dean of research

James McGuffin-Cawley, the Arthur S. Holden Professor of Engineering, has been named associate dean of research for the Case School of Engineering.
McGuffin-Cawley has been a member of the engineering faculty since 1991, and for the last nine years, he has served as the chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he led the efforts to redesign the department’s curriculum—creating a more modern, vibrant program more closely connected with the school’s research initiatives.

CWRU students install solar panels in Namibia

When Michael Goldberg started his Massive Open Online Course two years ago, he hoped it would empower students around the globe to launch their own businesses.
He never imagined that Case Western Reserve undergraduates would travel to another continent to help them.
But that’s precisely what happened when a conversation between Goldberg and engineering professor Daniel Lacks connected students in Cleveland with an aspiring entrepreneur in a Namibian village.