April 10, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Dozens of Interactive Displays

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Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.

Go online for a full schedule of events.

"A record-number of researchers—more than 600—from Case Western Reserve University and its affiliates will celebrate a broad range of ground-breaking studies," says Cindy Barker, director of Research ShowCASE 2009, which is expected to draw several thousand people during the daylong event.

Of those hundreds, dozens will be interactive projects. Below are just a few that will be on display:

  • Jared Bendis: "Art as Research: Hands-Across at the Ingenuity Festival." This interactive demonstration will combine images of people into a virtual "Hands-Across the Internet.";
  • Jonathan Beno: "Obstacle-Edging and Path-following Controller for an Autonomous Lawnmower: CWRU Cutter." If the weather permits, there could be an opportunity to display the lawnmower outdoors;
  • Andrew Gross: "LAP Mentor" Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator." This is a portable laparoscopic surgery simulator which can be demonstrated as an interactive tool;
  • Roger Quinn: "Insects as Models for Robot Mobility and Autonomy: Walking, Running, Climbing and Flying -robot Insects.";
  • Martin Palomo: "Three Dimensional Craniofacial Imaging." A demonstration of the unique technology used in 3D imaging for dental care;
  • P. Hunter Peckham: "The Cleveland FES Center." The center will offer a demonstration of neurostimulation implants with a participant;
  • Lyndy Rutkowski: "Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation: Creating Energy Alternatives."; and
  • Michael Schramm: "Using NEO CANDO to Respond to the Housing and Foreclosure Crisis." A demonstration of an online database that can be used for analysis of housing and other patterns.
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    To view information about all presentations, use the Abstract Search tool on the Research ShowCASE Web site. The search tool allows a keyword search or advanced options to define a search. The tool can be used to map out your visit to ShowCASE prior to attending by locating presenters or research in your area of interest.

    The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is requested.

    For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

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