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It’s Game-Set-Match in Botswana, Thanks to Two Engineering Students

While in the Southern African country of Botswana for a summer study-abroad course in thermodynamics, biomedical engineering majors Ben McClarren and Dan Hageman, along with course professor Dan Lacks, brought their love for the game of tennis with them.

McClarren, who is on the university’s tennis team, and Lacks, an avid tennis player, were planning on bringing a few racquets with them on the trip so their summer needn’t be without one of their favorite pastimes, and then donate the racquets at the end of the trip. Then, a week before departure, Lacks wondered if they shouldn’t expand their contribution.

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.