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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.

You're invited to a BBQ on the Case Quad July 25, sponsored by the Case Alumni Association

All Case School of Engineering alumni, faculty, staff, students, family and friends are invited to a barbeque on the Case Quad on Wed., July 25, sponsored by the Case Alumni Association.

Food will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. outside Tomlinson Hall. Afterward, the festivities continue across Euclid Avenue with Wade Oval Wednesday entertainment, including music by The Burning River Ramblers and a screening of the Academy-Award-winning film The Artist

For more information and to register, visit the Case Alumni Association site.


Attend the Designing for Impact II federal manufacturing workshop on July 9

Along with NASA and Cuyahoga Community College, Case Western Reserve University will co-host a federal workshop titled, “Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.”
 
Provost Bud Baeslack will provide opening remarks at this workshop, which is the second in a national series designed to encourage representatives from industry, academia and government “to share perspectives, pose questions, and propose ideas to design the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).”
 
The event will occur July 9 at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights. 
 
For more information and registration details, visit manufacturing.gov/amp/event_070912.html.

Postdoc researcher, CSE alum earns Fulbright to develop preliminary cancer test

Jeffrey M. Halpern, a postdoctoral researcher and double alum, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to help develop a breath test that would identify early cancers.

“A goal is to create a test used during office visits—check-ups—as a first screening for cancer,” Halpern, 31, said.

He will spend 20 months at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, working in the lab of Hossam Haick, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.