Innovation has a new home at Sears think[box]
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Strongsville High School student wins prize for research conducted in biomedical engineering lab

Blue ribbon awardSuraj Srinivasan, a junior at Strongsville High School, earned a First Award in Biomedical Engineering at the International Science and Engineering Fair for research he completed under the mentorship of Andrew Shoffstall in the lab of Associate Professor Jeffrey Capadona.
 
Shoffstall is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Drug-delivery method holds promise for controlling crop parasites

PlantResearchers at Case Western Reserve University are applying drug-delivery technology to agriculture to control parasitic roundworms more effectively and safely.
 
The tiny roundworms, or nematodes, cause $157 billion in crop failures worldwide each year, other researchers estimate, largely because they’re beyond the reach of pesticides. The chemicals disperse poorly into soil, while the parasites feed at plant roots well below the surface.

Celebrate the National Week of Making

Students using Sears think[box]The fourth annual Week of Making takes place June 16-22, and Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box] is part of the celebration once again.

Please join the university community on Saturday, June 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to celebrate the day. Parking is available in the Sears think[box] lot accessed off of Cedar Road or you can take the bus or rapid line to our facility (University Circle stop).

Display your innovative ideas at Ingenuity 2017

Ingenuity Cleveland logoInventors, creators, artists, experimenters and makers of all kinds are invited to submit their projects for Ingenuity 2017, Cleveland’s annual celebration of arts and technology.
 
The festival will take place in late September 2017.
 
Project submissions are being accepted until June 15. The festival organizers are accepting applications through three channels: an open call for entries, a call for makers and a special application is available for anyone interested in the IngenuityLabs program. Submit your application.

Rigoberto Advincula selected as editor-in-chief of MRS Communications

Rigoberto AdvinculaMaterials Research Society, the largest organization for the materials community, recently appointed Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, as the new editor-in-chief of MRS Communications.
 
Published by the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press, MRS Communications is an online journal focused on materials research.