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A message from Dean Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan

A year of growth and discovery awaits

Dear Alumni and friends of the Case School of Engineering,

Another academic year is underway at Case Western Reserve University and, as always, we are enthusiastic about another year of progress, innovation, and impact.

Every day our alumni are living examples of the impact the Case School of Engineering can have on the world. During homecoming this year, we will recognize six of them who have made remarkable advancements within their fields and their communities. I want to offer my advance congratulations to all, and especially to my colleague Dustin Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering, for receiving this year’s Case Alumni Association Gold Medal. His research is changing lives — and the care he shows his patients is touching the nation.

The alumni of the Case School of Engineering bear a legacy established through the accomplish-ments and contributions they have collectively made both to the discipline and to society at large.
It’s people like you who inspire future generations of engineers, including our newest Case School of Engineering students — the Class of 2027.

This incoming group of students is accomplished and diverse; they bring fresh ideas to the table and are eager to learn and transform into the problem solvers and innovators today’s society needs.

In addition to this next generation of engineers, we welcome a number of new faculty members who, alongside their CWRU colleagues, will continue to push the boundaries of knowledge through their research and innovation. To support this growth and to further advance research, we are proud of our plans to develop and renovate state-of-the-art spaces, giving our community the flexibility and space needed to do their best work.

This year will be one of growth and celebration. I hope that you’ll consider visiting campus over Homecoming weekend Oct. 12-15 to learn more about what’s happening at the Case School of Engineering. I look forward to seeing you!

Best regards,
Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan
Charles H. Phipps Dean, Case School of Engineering

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