Entries for December 2007

December 23, 2007

ALA Midwinter 2008


I will be heading to Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter in January. I will post my plans and updates here.

Anyone else going?

December 17, 2007

Biomedical Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Awards (BMEidea)

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has launched the fourth annual Biomedical Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Awards (BMEidea). Student teams must submit by April 4, 2008. The top prize is $10,000. Winners are announced in June.

Case students can contact Ed Caner, director, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) at 368-3710.

Visit the NCIIA Web site for more details.

[VIA: Case Daily, December 14, 2007]

December 16, 2007

Case Class Uses Podcasting

A social work class at Case Western Reserve University is using podcasts to capture stories. I love that the professor calls each podcast a "learning asset". It is nice to see an example of podcasts being used in education rather than reading another story of how they may benefit education.

See the full announcement for more information.

The 15 people enrolled in Jerry Floersch's podcast class on Tuesday evenings are taking to the streets like ace reporters to capture stories from the world of social work.

Floersch is an associate professor of social work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He is experimenting in this new pilot class with ways to supplement and enrich textbook content with the sounds of real people, ranging from clients to agency staff and administrators who can describe how they do their job or provide advice on a particular situation.

December 08, 2007

Knovel Unit Converter

Knovel has added a unit converter to its collection of resources. It can be freely accessed by anyone, even nonsubscribers.

Unit Converter: www.knovel.com/unitconverter

Other free content is available for those that sign up.


For the Case community, the Kelvin Smith Library subscribes to Knovel content for your convenience.

December 07, 2007

What can nano do for you?

Come to Science Café Cleveland: a lively, informal scientific discussion in an inviting atmosphere of food and drink.

This month’s topic: What can nano do for you?

Dr. Steven Eppell (CWRU Biomedical Engineering) & Dr. Alexis Abramson (Case Mechanical and Aerospace

WHERE: The brewpub downstairs at Great Lakes Brewing Company (2516 Market Ave, Cleveland)

WHEN: Monday, December 10th; drinks at 6 pm, discussion starts around 6:30 pm

WHO: Sponsored by the CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi, WGBH Boston, and Great Lakes Brewing Company

Science Café Cleveland takes place on the second Monday of each month at GLBC. A few free appetizers are provided, and participants are welcome to purchase additional food and drinks.

December 04, 2007

Case Senior Completes NASA Internship

Mason Conrad, senior center on the Case basketball team and mechanical engineering major, conducted research for NASA Glenn Research Center on its Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). The CEV an be used for the future trips to the moon.

Read the full announcement.

Research ShowCASE 2008 Now Accepting Abstracts

For the Case community...

Research ShowCASE 2008 will take place April 16 and 17, and the committee is now accepting proposals. The campus community is invited to join fellow faculty, staff, and students in presenting their latest research and scholarship. This year's program includes more cash prizes, including 10 grand prizes of $1,250; prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winners in the graduate student poster contest. The abstract submission deadline is January 31. Go to the Research ShowCASE web site for details on submitting abstracts and more information about the event.

[VIA: Case Daily, December 04, 2007]