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Join Iwan Alexander to discuss wind energy at Monday's Science Cafe Cleveland at the Market Garden Brewery

Is wind power just a bunch of hot air ... or real energy for the future? That's the topic of Iwan Alexander's discussion at the next Science Cafe Cleveland this Monday, Aug. 13, at the Market Garden Brewery. 

Alexander, chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and faculty director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute, will talk about offshore wind (including the Great Lakes), its relevance, barriers to implementation and its role now and in the future relative to conventional fuels for electrical power--coal, natural gas and nuclear.

Drinks begin at 6:30 p.m. and the discussion starts at 7 p.m. The Market Garden Brewery is located at 1947 W. 25th St. in Cleveland.

University hosts EEC's Entrepreneurship Immersion Week

Case Western Reserve University welcomes undergraduate students from across the region, beginning this weekend, as host of the sixth annual Entrepreneurship Education Week, sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium. This intensive, one-week academic immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines is designed to teach the basic skills needed when developing new business concepts. 

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 5, a team of five Case Western Reserve students will meet teams from eight other colleges and universities for activities like a human Tetris icebreaker to the week's grand finale business-concept competition on Fri., Aug. 10.

Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Education Week's activities.

Learn more about BME's Nicole Steinmetz, from hobbies to video games to interschool collaboration

Featured in this week's university newsletter, The Daily, assistant professor of biomedical engineering Nicole Steinmetz shares her take on super powers, competitive sports and nanomedicine. Highlights include her favorite thing about Case Western Reserve—the integration of the medical and engineering schools—and her collaboration on a science video that explains nanomedicine to K-12 students. Read the article, and watch her educational video, The Nanoman, below:


President Obama honors BME researcher Jeffrey Capadona with Presidential Early Career Award

President Barack Obama Monday named biomedical engineering Professor Jeffrey R. Capadona one of the nation’s 96 most promising young scientists for his pioneering work in bridging connections between artificial implants and the human body.
Capadona, a biomedical engineering associate professor at Case Western Reserve University and a research health scientist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, was humbled by the news and quickly credited to his mentors, co-workers and students.
“I do not feel deserving. There are so many great researchers, doing incredible work, that I am honored to be considered for recognition of my small part,” Capadona said, then added that he did take some pleasure in the news. “This award tells me that my ideas aren't all crazy.”

Students: competitors wanted for second annual DARPA thermal connector design challenge

Have a great design idea for a field-reversible thermal connector? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research are seeking undergraduate and graduate students to develop a novel design concept for their second annual Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge. 

Students with qualifying designs have the opportunity to receive DARPA and Office of Naval Research support for buidling and testing their connector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prizes are awarded for most creative, lowest resistance and easiest to implement designs.