While the start of a new year is often about moving forward, it also offers a chance to reflect. Here at Case Western Reserve University, that means looking back to our successes, breakthroughs and high points.
Two of Case Western Reserve University’s own were named to Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” special, which honors the brightest young minds in the country.
Robert J. Gilliard Jr., a postdoctoral scholar in chemistry, and Felipe Gomez del Campo, then a senior aerospace and mechanical engineering major (now a graduate student), were named to the science and energy categories, respectively.
In its 2016 rankings of the country’s best employers, Forbes named Case Western Reserve University No. 11 among midsize employers across all industries. The university came in second in the education category, behind Boston College.
The rankings were determined by a random 30,000-person survey, which looked closely at respondent’s answers to “willingness to recommend one’s own employer.”
Case Western Reserve’s overall score was 8.66 on a scale from 0 to 10.
A series of studies out of Case Western Reserve University found that millennials consider their generation the most narcissistic ever, but they don’t agree with older generations as to the extent of that trait.
Joshua Grubbs, a recent PhD graduate in psychology (now a clinical assistant professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University), conducted the research.
In April, Adam Savage, host of the Emmy-nominated show MythBusters, spent an entire day in Cleveland advocating for the maker movement. His first stop on a tour around the city was at the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box].
Savage’s visit built upon President Barack Obama’s call for companies, colleges, communities and citizens to support makers and builders.
A Case Western Reserve University study debunked the traditionally held belief that anyone can become an expert or elite athlete with 10,000 hours of practice.
Instead, researchers, led by Brooke Macnamara, assistant professor of psychological sciences, found that among elite athletes, practice only accounts for 1 percent of the difference in their performances. And, overall, practice makes about an 18 percent difference in why some athletes perform better than others.
Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic paired up in 2016 to create the first third-party app for Microsoft HoloLens. The result? The team created HoloAnatomy, an app that allows users to study a detailed three-dimensional hologram of the human body.
The app won the immersive virtual reality and augmented reality category at the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Award, beating out entries by Google and Sir David Attenborough.
Case Western Reserve University researchers developed a computer program that was nearly twice as accurate as two neuroradiologists in determining whether patients have recurrent tumors.
The program better identified whether abnormal tissue seen on magnetic resonance images were dead brain cells caused by radiation or if brain cancer had returned, which could eliminate the need for costly brain biopsies.
These are just a few of some of our favorite stories from 2016. What were your top picks of the past year? Tell us in the comments below!