Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]
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Learn how to use the resources at Sears think[box]

Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box]Want to develop your maker skills? The Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] will host a series of classes that will teach you how to be an innovator.
 
Classes in the “How-to-think[box]” series will address a number of topics including campus resources for innovators, SOLIDWORKS, Arduino, 3-D printing and more.

Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition finalists include engineering entrepreneurs

People brainstorming ideas around a tableSafer sports helmets inspired by hedgehogs. Wearable tech that detects dehydration. Healthy meal boxes delivered to food deserts.
 
What these innovative products and services have in common are entrepreneurs from Case Western Reserve University—and each are the basis for a company among the six finalists in the first Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition.

Anant Madabhushi awarded for kidney pathology image generation

Anant MadabhushiAnant Madabhushi, the F. Alex Nason Professor II of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center of Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, received the 2017 NephCure Kidney International (NKI) NEPTUNE Ancillary Study Award. The award was granted for “Foundational tool-box for the NEPTUNE Digital Pathology-based Analytic histo-omics interrogation platform.” The award provides $150,000 in funding for his one-year pilot study.

NKI was founded to support research seeking the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and other diseases that cause primary nephrotic syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure.

Mehran Mehregany publishes new book on innovation for engineers

Mehran MehreganyMehran Mehregany, the Veale Professor of Wireless Health Innovation, has published a new book on innovation for engineers titled Innovation for Engineers: Developing Creative and Entrepreneurial Success.
 
Mehregany’s new book covers a range of topics including: concepts and practices for driving creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship; personal considerations for success and happiness over the course of one’s career; the power of observation and imagination in driving innovation; and methodologies for innovation opportunity identification, qualification and financing.

Case Western Reserve University to offer prestigious Beckman Scholars Program grants for undergraduate researchers

Student researchersCase Western Reserve University has been selected by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to offer valuable research grants and extensive mentorship to undergraduate students in chemistry and the biological sciences.
 
The university is one of just 12 institutions chosen nationally in 2018 to offer six undergraduate students Beckman Scholars Awards—two each over the next three years.