The Observer

New space created to launch businesses out of think[box]

Christopher Gittings, Contributing Reporter

January 22, 2016

LaunchNet isn’t just launching companies this semester. It’s also launching a new collaborative space. Assorted guests, community members and Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder came together on Friday to celebrate the grand opening of NEOLaunchNet on the Wyant Collaboration...

$17,000 think[box] windows covered up

The windows which once allowed visitors to see inside think[box] labs are now usually covered to protect confidential research.

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

Case Western Reserve University’s premiere creation space think[box] recently moved to the Richey Mixon building, leaving a set of covered-up windows behind in a hallway in Glennan. In February 2014, think[box] operations and the Case School of Engineering (CSE) spent $17,000 on fireproof glass...

Students raise objections to Engineering facilities moving to think[box]

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2015

Dean Jeffrey Duerk, the dean of the Case School of Engineering, announced at his "State of the School" address two weeks ago that the School of Engineering, in collaboration with Sears think[box], is planning to move lab equipment from the existing Bingham Student Workshop into the Richey Mixon Building,...

Sears think[box] continues old mission with new building, new name

Currently, Sears think[box] has floors for collaboration, prototyping and fabrication open for students and community members to use.

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

November 13, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box], officially the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], has now been open to students, faculty, alumni and the public for over a month. In that time they have continued to pursue a range of projects, from making gifts for friends and family...

Think[box] Manager Ian Charnas presents on program’s success

Think[box] is moving to the newly renamed Richey-Mixon Building behind the Veale Center.

Hunter Overstreet, Contributing Reporter

June 30, 2015

At NASA  it takes months for a project to make it through each technology readiness level (TRL), the stages in taking an idea from concept to development. At think[box], TRLs can be much shorter. Those quicker TRLs were the focus of think[box] Manager Ian Charnas’ May 21 presentation to NASA’s...

New think[box] center receives one million dollar grant

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015

Think[box] is one step closer to being built, with a new one million dollar grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The new $35 million, seven-story think[box] building, located behind the Veale Center, has been in the works for almost a year, with the first four floors scheduled to open in the...

CES wrap-up: Spartan Yoyo Works

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

The Spartan Yoyo Works team wasn’t sure what to expect heading into the International Consumer Electronics Show in early January. As a company who uses a 3D printer to create hi-tech toys, Zach Lerner and Vincent Cozza were just happy to be along for the ride. But the show ended up being an incredi...

CES wrap-up: Hema Imaging

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

The founders of Hema Imaging thought that they were working on a specific product with a specific market. However, while at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, they found out that there are a number of industries looking for an easy and independent thermal imager which could be appli...

CES wrap-up: Event38

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

Jeff Taylor and John Blair had realistic expectations for the International Consumer Electronics Show in early January. Before the show, Taylor discussed his hope to make new business contacts and meet potential partners. But they were unprepared for what the show would bring them. “There’s no...

CES wrap-up: SpiroSano

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

Healthcare app SpiroSano came into the International Consumer Electronics Show with a plan. The startup knew that their main goal would be to get more devices oriented and hopefully make some progress in finding a partner to help create their hardware platform. What they came away with was a wealth of...

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