Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins, Morgan State Forge Major Engineering Partnership

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Program will send Morgan State University students to labs all over the world

April 29, 2014
Johns Hopkins MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
Morgan State MEDIA CONTACT: Jarrett Carter
Office: 443-885-3022
Cell: 410-807-6474

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 2.

WHERE: The Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, Morgan State University, 5299 Perring Parkway, Baltimore 21251.

WHAT: A press conference to announce the establishment of the Extreme Science Internship (ESI) program between Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Funded by the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), the $500,000, five-year program will place qualified Morgan State engineering students in paid summer internships at Johns Hopkins as well as at other major research universities and national laboratories that collaborate with HEMI.

WHO: Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University and David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, will formally sign an agreement establishing the program. The presidents will be joined by the deans of both engineering schools, and this year’s cohort of Morgan State students.

WHY: Johns Hopkins is committed to engaging with and strengthening the Baltimore community through programs that bring together the resources of prominent institutions to solve problems and overcome challenges. Both Johns Hopkins and Morgan State are working together to cultivate diversity in engineering, and ESI will link Morgan State students with 15 major research institutions – including Hopkins – as well major technology companies.

MEDIA CONTACT AT THE EVENT: Jill Rosen at (410) 547-8805



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