Students and Alumni in The News

Vedang Kothari

Headshot of alumni Vedang


MEM alumni Vedang Kothari is the president and CEO of biotech startup MuReva Phototherapy Inc.  He was recently named one of Crain's 20 in Their 20's, a group of "active, driven young professionals who will help steer the course" of Northeast Ohio's future. Read more about Vedang here. 


Adam Snyder

Headshot of Adam Snyder


Adam is an MEM Alumni that is collaborating with Magnet, where he is managing director of the manufacturing sector partnership. The Greater Cleveland Partnership is co-leading the manufacturing portion of workforce development initiative Workforce Connect. In the first phase, Workforce Connect is bringing together about 12 to 15 high-level manufacturing executives from companies of all sizes across the region. Later, the group will open up the process to the wider community. Snyder sat down with Crain's to talk about his work so far. 


Samraggi Biswas

Headshot of alumni Samraggi


Our student was featured on the Center of International Affairs (CIA) website about her experience as an international student and how she came to get involved with Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER). You can read more about it on the CIA website.


Cassandra Laios

Alumni Cassandra playing softball


Our student Cassandra Laios qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor track and field Championships.

Laios was also selected as CWRU’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year Award and was named as one of the top 30 honorees.


Susanna Luciano and Doug Kirk

A group of students and professionals at the Goodyear innovation challenge



MEM '19 graduates Susanna Luciano and Doug Kirk worked together on a team of five CWRU graduate students in the 3rd annual Goodyear Innovation Challenge.  The objective was to explore: "Where can Goodyear play beyond tires in the future of mobility?  Case Western's Weatherhead was one of five business schools selected to participate in the event and our team placed 3rd, taking home a prize of $2,000.  Doug said the experience was very positive and it "really changed the way he looks at corporate innovation and new product/process development."