Case Western Reserve’s Michael Oakes comments on $1 million NSF grant to university

Could Northeast Ohio be a leader in sustainable manufacturing? CWRU says yes

ideastreamMichael Oakes, senior vice president for research, commented on a $1 million National Science Foundation grant the university received to develop a robust and dynamic ecosystem for sustainable manufacturing in the region—one that he believes aligns with the Biden administration’s priorities of bolstering economies in the Midwest. “I thought this is a perfect storm to pitch to the government … that Northeast Ohio should become the leader in sustainable manufacturing,” Oakes said. “So we make stuff but we make stuff smartly, environmentally conscious, energy wise, and that would transform the region.”