Felipe Gomez del Campo, a rising senior double majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University, was recognized by President Obama at the White House Emerging Global Entrepreneurs Event on May 11.

The event brings together rising entrepreneurs around the world to galvanize global attention to women and young entrepreneurs, who focus on finding innovative solutions to the world's toughest challenges.

Case Western Reserve University engineers are making sensors that can be integrated into existing materials, transforming today’s homes and commercial buildings into energy-saving, tech-savvy “smart buildings.”

Their work is funded by a $750,000 “incubator” award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

A smart building is one equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by phone or computer.

Jessica Green, assistant professor of political science, recently won an award for the best book in environmental politics from the International Studies Association (ISA).

ISA awarded Green the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for her book, Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance.

The Harold and Margaret Sprout Award was established in 1972 and named in honor of two pioneers in the study of international environmental problems. The award is given annually to the best book in the field—”one that makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the case of the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, the picture is worth a thousand tweets. Lucky for us, GLEI’s Liza Reed was there, smart phone in hand, ready to share the spirit of the event with those who were unable to attend the summit. 

Ready For ARPAE15

The summit was attended by researchers, students and industry and government leaders. Case Western Reserve University sent 17 representatives, including five student

The vision of the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is to empower our faculty, students and partners to catalyze breakthroughs in energy sustainability that address the most pressing problems facing our world. Through coordinated research, development, and education, GLEI works with faculty in future grid, wind, solar, storage, and polymers for oil & gas to prioritize, connect, and empower them to be nationally recognized in energy research. GLEI positions these university researchers with partner institutions and companies to put Northeast Ohio at the center of key scientific and engineering issues in energy and energy sustainability.

The Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) has a positive impact on the energy research in, and the economic and social fabric of, the community. We invite you to help continue this effort through support for the Great Lakes Energy Institute.


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