Whether you want to develop a first-of-its-kind medical treatment or the next big thing in the tech world, we equip you with the knowledge, guidance and opportunities you need to make it happen—in the classroom, lab and beyond.
As one of the top research universities in the country, exploration and investigation is a crucial part of the Case Western Reserve educational experience. In fact, 84 percent of our undergraduate students take part in research.
Our students often start working in labs beginning in their first semester, making meaningful progress on critical research and working closely with our professors—some of the top minds in their fields. You’ll gain hands-on experience, develop your research skills and learn more than you ever thought possible. You even could author a published paper in an acclaimed journal, as many of our undergraduates have done.
One of our most important—and exciting—events each year is Research Showcase, where student innovation is on display for campus and our partners. And we have a team of people dedicated to helping you find the best research opportunities: SOURCE, or Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors.
We’re thrilled to see where your inquisitive mind leads you—and how we can help.
Unleash your inner inventor on our campus. With cutting-edge facilities and programs dedicated to help make startups successful, Case Western Reserve promotes a true culture of innovation.
Our students’ inventions have been featured in news outlets such as Forbes, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more. They’ve presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas—Case Western Reserve was the first university to take student startups to the show and we continue to have the largest university presence at each year's show—they've earned millions of dollars in funding and even pitched to investors from Shark Tank...at the White House!
These students are driven and inspired. But they’ve also been able to tap resources at Case Western Reserve that are unrivaled.
If you’re a tinkerer, Sears think[box] is bound to be your home for the next four years. As the largest open-access makerspace at any university in the world, it’s seven stories and 50,000 square feet of space for you to brainstorm, create, hone and even patent your ideas. You’ll have free access to top-of-the-line 3D printers, laser cutters and more—and if you don’t know how to use something, there’s always someone who can teach you.
If you want to jumpstart a successful company, look to CWRU LaunchNet. They’ll help you refine practically any entrepreneurial idea, and connect you to the resources you need to launch and maintain a business. In just a few years, LaunchNet has helped more than 500 students and alumni research and establish bright new enterprises.
And there’s so much more to innovation at CWRU, from student organizations like Design for America or the Baja Car Design Team to partnerships with students at the nearby Cleveland Institute of Art and business competitions that recognize top work. We even have an entire department in our management school dedicated to design thinking.
We can’t wait to see what you create.