CLEVELAND, Ohio – Posters, videos, prototypes, demonstrations and interactive exhibits created by hundreds of students will be on display Friday at Case Western Reserve University.
The 14th annual Research ShowCASE will feature more than 600 presentations from high school students and CWRU undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, faculty members and university staff.
The event is free and open to the public. The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center, 2138 Adelbert Road, Cleveland.
“ShowCASE is my favorite event of the year,” Suzanne Rivera, the university’s vice president for research, said in a news release. “It’s the one day when the whole campus comes together to celebrate inventions and discoveries in all the disciplines we practice here at Case Western Reserve.”
Keynote speaker Indre Viskontas, a working soprano and scientist, will discuss “Can Creativity Be Trained?” around 9:15 a.m. She is an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco and is pioneering the application of neuroscience to musical training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
This year, 85 local sixth-graders will visit the ShowCASE and related activities for a Girls in STEM program, with support from General Electric and the CWRU’s Office of Corporate Relations. They will meet members of the university’s Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable program.
Among the exhibit-floor highlights:
Interactive Commons: Microsoft HoloLens headsets allow users to interact with holograms in mixed-reality to learn about anatomy and beyond.
Cleveland FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) Center: Military veteran David Powers, an FES Center patient, will help demonstrate how FES technology has restored respiratory muscle function. The technology helps those with spinal-cord injuries.
Robotics: Featured robots from the Distributed Intelligence and Robotics Lab will include: Woody, a new low-cost robot developed for human-robot social interactions; Twister and Twister Hand, a novel origami-inspired robot arm and a soft robotic gripper; and SwarmBots, mobile robots for multi-robot applications.
To view the full schedule of events, visit case.edu/research/showcase/.