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DDG vies for $1 million Hult Prize for startup contributing to social good

A team of students from Case Western Reserve University, developing a hand-held malaria testing device, is competing in the regional finals of the fifth annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition and startup platform for social good, this weekend.
The Case Western Reserve team is vying against 247 student-led finalists in six regions internationally for $1 million in startup funding from the Hult Prize Foundation.
“This is our opportunity to change the world and solidify the CWRU student body's place in global health care," said John Lewandowski, 23, who founded the malaria-testing venture, Disease Diagnostic Group (DDG), while earning a master’s degree in engineering management at Case Western Reserve.

CWRU wins $1.9 million grant to lead artificial platelet study

A research team led by biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University and collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation has received a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop injectable artificial platelets that halt bleeding by sticking to bleeding sites and signaling natural platelets to home in on them.
The technology has broad applications to staunch bleeding in patients suffering from traumatic injury or surgery, as well as those with clotting disorders from deficiencies in platelet number or defects in platelet functions.

CWRU student-led enterprise wins Ohio Clean Energy Challenge, advances to regional competition

Sprav Water LLC, a company created by engineering students from Case Western Reserve University and a Cleveland Institute of Art graduate to develop “smart” showerhead meters that can save water and cut energy bills, has won a statewide collegiate clean energy competition.
By capturing the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge, the Sprav team earned $10,000 and a shot at $100,000 at the Midwest regional competition hosted by the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago on April 3. Winning teams from Chicago and five other regionals will advance to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Alumnus and former COO of Microsoft offers lessons in leadership at E-Week Banquet

Case Western Reserve alumnus and former COO of Microsoft Bob Herbold addressed some 600 engineering students, faculty and staff at the E-Week Banquet held on Feb. 20.
His keynote address included lessons learned from the ups and downs of some of the world’s biggest technology companies—from Apple and Blackberry to Netflix and Blockbuster.
Watch Herbold’s speech now.

CWRU Anatomy Camp program featured in American Way magazine

Anatomy Camp—a set of community education programs at Case Western Reserve University designed to introduce high school and middle school students to science and promote healthy living—has been featured in American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines-American Eagle.
The program is organized by the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center, a collaboration between the Case School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.