The Observer

The simplicity of Tetris and the complexity of the mind

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

October 2, 2015

When comparing aspects about what makes a person a novice or an expert, the differences may seem innumerable. That is exactly what Dr. Wayne D. Gray, professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, examines in his work. On Sept. 24, the Cognitive Science Student Organization (CSSO) hosted a talk...

Astronomy student uses software simulations to measure black holes

Senior Andrew Loach worked on several different astronomy research projects before he began studying the X-rays emitted by binary stars.

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2015

Fourth-year student Andrew Loach has known what he wanted to do from a very young age. “I think it was when I was in fourth grade or something, I read a book on black holes,” said Loach. “That’s what brought me into astronomy.” Loach is currently pursuing a degree in astronomy and planning...

Students build an app to supplement therapy

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Over the summer, fourth-year students Katherine Chen and Justine Anne De Angelis had to step outside of their comfort zones. They had to learn how to build an application. Advised by Amy Przeworski, assistant professor in the department of psychology, and Marc Buchner, associate professor in the...

Research report: Aug. 28, 2015

Mike McKenna, Executive Editor

August 28, 2015

Fighting Fires ENGINEERING A research group led by Fumiaki Takahashi, a Case Western Reserve University professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is partnering with the NASA Glenn Research Center and firefighters nationally to make fire fighting safer. Earning a $1.5 million grant fr...

Malaria: the story of a mother and her child

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2015

When most students get out of their last class of the day, the last thing they want to do is spend eight hours in a laboratory. In contrast, Junior Arun Murugesan does this not because he has to, but rather by choice. However, finding the time for this is no easy task. Murugesan is currently balancing...

Over 400 campus projects presented at Research ShowCASE

More than 400 projects were displayed at this year’s Research ShowCASE in the Veale Athletic Center.

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

April 23, 2015

This campus prides itself on research. Last Friday, April 17, even the usually sports-oriented Veale Convocation Center was taken over by students in business attire standing in front of posters and booths which showed off their academic advances. Research ShowCASE, the second annual event put on...

TVUC holds poster conference on student research

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

April 17, 2015

On April 12, the Tinkham Veale University Center held the seventh Choose Ohio First poster conference. Student research projects from a consortium of Ohio colleges were displayed for individuals to see and to be judged. The colleges included Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University...

On the bubble

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

Unlike many students, biomedical engineering major Pavan Kota didn’t have an epiphany senior year of high school or late in college about his future career plans. A junior now, Kota realized his discipline of interest the summer before he joined Case Western Reserve University. He had been interested...

Grow your own virus

Junior Diana Acosta grows viruses in plants.

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

Somewhere in the University Hospitals Case Medical Center is a room that contains a group of large refrigerators. These are specialized refrigerators called incubators. They carefully control the humidity, temperature and makeup of the air inside them. If any of the controls falter, an alarm blares....

Senior nursing student investigates how transport may affect patient health

Senior nursing student Katie Broderick studies what effect transports can have on patients' health.

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015

Only a few students on campus spend 12 hours working in a surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but that’s what senior nursing major Katie Broderick does at the Cleveland Clinic three times a week. From 7 a.m.-7 p.m. she monitors patients recovering immediately after surgery. “It’s an exciting...

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