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From the Executive Director

sample imageIt seems that almost every day a professor from Case Western Reserve is being quoted in a news publication or one of our many events on campus is receiving coverage. Some of the stories below highlight recent happenings at Case Western Reserve, from a professor hosting a radio show to a student team fixing ever present potholes. As reflected in these articles and many others - the impact that Case Western Reserve provides in the economy, in culture, and in politics can truly be felt, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Our many interactions with companies provide wonderful opportunities for both the company and the university to tell our story. We look forward to having more opportunities to work with you and together, tell our story of success. As always, I welcome your comments at 

All my best,

Anne M. Borchert
Executive Director of Corporate Relations and Strategic Projects

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Atotech establishes new lab on campus

Kun Si, Research Scientist at Atotech, in Atotech's space on campus

Atotech, one of the world's leading manufacturers of processes and equipment for the printed circuit board industry and the decorative and functional electroplating industry, recently signed a new agreement with Case Western Reserve University to establish an organic chemistry laboratory on our campus. This laboratory will further support Atotech’s semiconductor R&D activities and embed several of their employees on our campus. Atotech has collaborated with Case Western Reserve for multiple years, including a long relationship with Professor Uziel Landau, chair of the chemical engineering department. 

Read more here. 

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Dominion invests in undergraduate energy research

SURES students visiting Dominion

For the fifth year in a row, the Dominion Foundation has supported the Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy and Sustainability (SURES) program.  SURES is an educational and professional development program exposing students to cutting-edge research in energy-related topics and introducing them to industrial partners who are engaging in energy-related issues of concern for regional and global industries.  Students who participate in this program are better prepared to enter industry and make an impact early in their careers. 

Terry Bishop, Philanthropy Manager at Dominion, says of the program: "The Dominion Foundation is proud to provide support for this cutting edge program that immerses the students into subjects that are crucial in energy studies.  We would welcome other foundations and corporations to become involved with supporting such a great program." 

Learn more about undergraduate research on campus or about the Dominion Foundation

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School of Law professor hosts show on WCPN

The "Talking Foreign Policy" panelists—from left: Mike Newton, Paul Williams, Milena Sterio and Michael Scharf—prepare for their pilot episode.

Michael Scharf, Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center; U.S. Director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute; and Director of the Henry T. King War Crimes Research Office, began hosting a new radio show, “Talking Foreign Policy” on 90.3 WCPN this March. The pilot episode covered such topics as predator drones, humanitarian intervention in Syria and responding to Iranian nukes. 

Learn more about Professor Scharf’s new show  or click here to listen to the March episode.

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Case Western Reserve students may have solution for pothole

Case Western Reserve University students Mayank Saksena and Noah Gostout.
Photo Credit: Lisa DeJong, Plain Dealer

Five Case Western Reserve students were recently featured on the front page of The Plain Dealer, for their invention of a non-Newtonian fluid that can fill potholes. The invention was created by the team of students as part of a design competition on campus, sponsored by Saint-Gobain. The students won the competition during the finals on April 3. 

The Saint-Gobain Student Design Competition invites teams of undergraduate and graduate students from all engineering departments, the physics and chemistry departments from the College of Arts and Sciences, all majors from the Weatherhead School of Management and the Cleveland Institute of Art to participate in a student-led competition. The intent is to engage students in prototyping, design and device fabrication, across interdisciplinary teams.

Read more about the team and their invention. 

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