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Submit original works to Art of STEM competition

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is now accepting submissions for the Art of STEM, an art competition and exhibit designed to showcase the creative nature of science and discovery.
Art of STEM invites university faculty, students and staff to capture or visually communicate the beauty inherent in scientific research in the form of a digital image. The competition is also open to Cleveland Institute of Art students who collaborate with a member of the Case Western Reserve community, as well as any student in grades 9-12 who currently attends school in Cuyahoga County.
In addition to the competition, select images will be printed and displayed in an exhibit in the Kelvin Smith Art Gallery and other showcase areas in the library during March 2015. Entries will also be featured online in the library’s visual art gallery.

Submit your work for spring’s Research ShowCASE

Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff are invited to present their work at Research ShowCASE 2015 on Friday, April 17 at the Veale Convocation Center.
The annual event gives hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars a chance to share their research with the university community. In addition, undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, are encouraged to enter the competition portion of the event, which offers prizes for the winning entries. 

EECS’ Philip Feng discusses research at IEDM 2014; work highlighted in IEEE Spectrum

Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, delivered an invited talk at the IEEE 2014 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in December in San Francisco, as the leading technical conference for advanced semiconductor devices celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Feng’s talk, entitled “Two-Dimensional Nanoelectromechanical Systems (2-D NEMS) via Atomically-Thin Semiconducting Crystals Vibrating at Radio Frequencies,” reported on the latest research results on engineering atomic layers of semiconducting crystals into 2-D NEMS for making novel physical transducers, including electrically tunable radio-frequency (RF) resonators and suspended-channel transistors. 

CWRU partners with LEEDCo on new offshore wind project

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has announced that it will lead an international engineering team, including researchers at Case Western Reserve University, to design an offshore wind turbine foundation optimized for fabrication in the United States.
LEEDCo and a regional team developed the conceptual design of the foundation system last year through a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) competition. A new DOE award of $2.8 million has been finalized to complete the detailed engineering.

Engineering’s Timothy Peshek one of 10 in the world to receive funding through Google’s Little Box Challenge

Timothy Peshek, research assistant professor of materials science and engineering who is part of the Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension Center, is one of just 10 researchers from around the world to receive funding through Google’s Little Box Challenge Academic Awards.
In July, Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power Society (IEEE PELS) announced the $1 million Little Box Challenge—a competition to further new technologies in the research and development of small, high-power density inverters. They also announced a special academic award program to support academics pursuing groundbreaking research in the area of increasing the power density for DC-to-AC power conversion.