Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]

Civil engineering graduate students, professor write paper on effective and safe berming in cold regions

Road workIndividuals from the Department of Civil Engineering recently had a paper titled “Effective and Safe Berming for Pavement Shoulder Maintenance in Cold Regions” published.

Authors on the paper are: Yuan Guo and Jiale Li, graduate assistants in the department; Xiong (Bill) Yu, professor of civil engineering; and Qiangbin Huang, professor of geological engineering at Chang’an University in Xi’an, China.

Watch CWRU startups pitch investors for $50K in prizes

Lightbulb drawingOn March 15, six startups—each with at least one current Case Western Reserve University student or recent alum—will pitch professional investors for $50,000 in prizes in the first-ever “demo day” of the Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition.

Register for a free ticket to this on-campus event, March 15 at the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box]. The competition starts at 7 p.m.

Mario Garcia-Sanz appointed program director of ARPA-E

Mario Garcia-SanzMario Garcia-Sanz, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been selected for a two-year stint as a program director at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
During his appointment at ARPA-E, Garcia-Sanz will work on projects related to advanced control engineering; wind energy systems; renewable and conventional power generation; electrical distribution systems; smart grid technologies; and water treatment plants and networks.

Innovation on display: Student-run hackathon encourages real-world solutions in just 36 hours

Students participating in HackathonFrom student startups to research breakthroughs, innovation is an integral part of what makes Case Western Reserve University the institution that it is.
Our students, faculty and staff routinely put their creative minds to work to find real-world solutions to problems in society. And recently, more than 250 teams from Case Western Reserve and beyond did just that—all in just 36 hours at hackCWRU, a student-run hackathon.

Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State and Mercyhurst to collaborate on new cybersecurity focus

Data illustrationThree academic institutions—Case Western Reserve, Mercyhurst and Cleveland State universities—each maintain nationally recognized programs in the science of cybersecurity. Today, they announced plans to share their individual expertise and collectively form the North Coast Cyber Research and Training Alliance to propel advances in the expanding field.