The Engineering Game

Student, Alumni, Faculty Showdown and Gutti Memorial Teaching Award Presentation

Meet the host

Jim kilmer

Alumnus – BS/MS 2000

Division Director – The Opal Group

A multi-degree alum with his BS in Computer Science and MS in Computer Engineering from Case, Jim founded his own business right out of school, with partners that included other Case alumni, and is still going strong 21 years later.  When there isn’t a pandemic on, Jim spends much of his time visiting and working with clients spread across 5 continents.

Favorite Case Memory:  A real tossup between absolutely crushing the LEGO Autonomous Robotics competition in the late 90’s, and meeting his wife, of now 16 years, a fellow Case grad!

Meet the teams


Frank Merat ’72, MS ’75, PhD ’78
Frank is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Case School of Engineering and a member of the board of the Case Alumni Association.

Kate Hart ’14
Kate is an engineer making a difference at renewable energy startups and a folk musician sowing inspiration with songs like Running Sucks, Apocalypses and Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal.

Chioma Onukwuire ’17, MEM ’18

Chioma is a Technical Product Manager for CardinalCommerce- a Visa Company, an entrepreneur and a fashion influencer.

Alex Schepelmann ’09, MS ’10, PhD
Alex is a robotics and computational modeling engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center and a maker with an international audience.


Harold Connamacher (Computer/Data Science) ••• Christine Duval (Chemical Engineering) 

Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu (Electrical Engineering) ••• Mike Hore (Polymer Science & Engineering)


Connor Nee (Materials Science & Engineering) ••• Olivia Minner (Chemical Engineering)

Zack Russo (Chemical Engineering) ••• Ali Sivilotti (Computer Science)