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Get your tickets for the 2018 Engineers Week Reception

CalendarCase School of Engineering students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend the annual Engineers Week Reception on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Cleveland.
 
Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid North America, will deliver the keynote address.
 
Ticket prices vary from $50 for general admission to $15 for students. Get your tickets by Feb. 19.

Submit abstracts for Research ShowCASE

Research ShowCASEAbstracts are being accepted now for Research ShowCASE.
 
Anyone in the research community may submit an abstract; presenters cover a wide range of research topics and come from various institutions in the Cleveland area. Those who would like to be judged should check the corresponding box on the registration form before the event in April.

Cleveland Foundation awards $1.75 million to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University to launch IoT Collaborative

DataThe Cleveland Foundation board of directors announced today a $1.75 million grant to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University to help the two institutions launch IoT Collaborative – a concerted effort focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).
 
One of the key components of what is being called the “fourth industrial revolution,” IoT refers to the vast interconnected network of devices—which are expected to number more than 30 billion by 2020. It is predicted that over the next five years, the economic impact of IoT-related projects could be upwards of $6 trillion worldwide.

Learn how to use the resources at Sears think[box]

Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box]Want to develop your maker skills? The Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] will host a series of classes that will teach you how to be an innovator.
 
Classes in the “How-to-think[box]” series will address a number of topics including campus resources for innovators, SOLIDWORKS, Arduino, 3-D printing and more.

Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition finalists include engineering entrepreneurs

People brainstorming ideas around a tableSafer sports helmets inspired by hedgehogs. Wearable tech that detects dehydration. Healthy meal boxes delivered to food deserts.
 
What these innovative products and services have in common are entrepreneurs from Case Western Reserve University—and each are the basis for a company among the six finalists in the first Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition.