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With Lorktech, Case Students Poised to Enter Growing Flexible Electronics Market

5 questions with...avid runner, award-winning faculty member LaShanda Korley

photo of LaShanda KorleyWhen LaShanda Korley was growing up, she knew she wanted to be a college professor. Now, as the Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, she’s fulfilling her childhood goals—as well as many personal and professional ones along the way.

An avid runner—you might catch her running the streets of our fair city in the Cleveland Half Marathon just prior to donning her academic regalia at commencement—and a mother, Korley keeps a tight schedule outside of the collegiate world.

Mario Garcia-Sanz earns Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching

Last week, a group of engineering students gathered in photo of Mario Garcia-Sanz
a small room off of Professor Mario Garcia-Sanz’s office to watch one helicopter after another fly—and, they hoped, not crash and burn.

Each student took part in the extra-credit competition for Garcia-Sanz’s control engineering course: They designed a control algorithm that was then implemented in a helicopter model in front of the class. Some faltered, while others flourished.

Researchers create way to save power and money in computer processors

photo of computer processorIn today’s computer processors, much of the power put into running the processor is being wasted.

A research team at Case Western Reserve University came up with a novel idea called fine-grained power gating, which saves power and money in a couple of ways: less energy would be used and less heat produced.

CSE in the News: Pothole patch invention a winner for CWRU students

photo of winners with judges

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Five classmates at Case Western Reserve University won $9,000 Tuesday night. Now they're going to dump it into a hole.

The students intend to invest their prize money into patenting a pothole patch product that's ... well, basically a bag of goo. Their invention took first place -- and the hefty winner's check that goes with it -- in a science and engineering competition held on campus. One of the judges offered the students some advice while announcing their victory.

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