This week, eight institutes and centers across Case Western Reserve University are launching a coordinated crowdfunding campaign designed to highlight specific needs in each of the areas while promoting their most innovative and collaborative work.
The Think Big: Institutes and Centers Campaign is a two-week effort featuring appeals from Interactive Commons, Human Fusions Institute, Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Social Justice Institute, xLab, Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems, and the Great Lakes Energy Institute. Each of the eight entities has identified an area where small gifts from a wide range of donors can have the greatest impact.
“Pathway 1 in the university’s Think Big strategic plan is ‘Ignite Interdisciplinarity,’” noted Mitch Drumm, interim vice president of research and technology management. “Our faculty are working on some of the most important work of our time—fairness and equity, the interface of human and machines, energy, and entrepreneurship. The institutes in this campaign represent some of the best interdisciplinary work on our campus.”
The crowdfunding campaign, which ends Feb. 28, will help fund these eight initiatives: