This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.
Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University today joined forces in a new collaborative educational program designed to combine the strengths of both institutions to benefit their students and faculty members, as well as the fields of science and engineering. The “Extreme Science Internships” program will build a bridge between talented science and engineering students at Morgan State and faculty and researchers at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) at the Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering, as well as other universities, laboratories and research institutes across nine states and Germany.
Five Johns Hopkins graduate students who are applying the latest advances in biology and technology to the prevention and treatment of health problems such as cancer, cardiac disorders and sexually transmitted diseases have been named to the 2013 class of Siebel Scholars. The merit-based program provides $35,000 to each student for use in his or her final year of graduate studies.
On Friday, July 29, high school students from Maryland and elsewhere will use their engineering skills to test bridges they’ve constructed using only uncooked spaghetti and epoxy glue. During the event, 25 groups of three to four students will compete to see which bridge can hold the most weight without breaking.
Johns Hopkins graduate students have invented a system to significantly boost the number of stem cells collected from a newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta, so that many more patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders can be treated with these valuable cells.
The Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals program, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, is offering a new concentration in the field of human systems engineering. The concentration, a new option in the part-time master’s degree program in systems engineering, will be available beginning in fall 2011.
On Saturday, more than 170 middle school students from 51 schools throughout Maryland will compete in a MATHCOUNTS statewide competition. Students will compete as individuals and in teams, with and without calculators, in answering mathematics problems. The event is hosted by the Center for Educational Outreach at Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, which offers part-time education for working engineers and scientists through the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, has appointed five new chairs and a vice chair.
More than 100 middle and high school students, mainly from Baltimore City Public Schools, will compete Saturday at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus in a VEX Robotics qualifying competition, in which student-made devices will score points by placing doughnut-size rings atop posts and by hanging from ladder rungs.
Engineering students at Johns Hopkins are primary organizers and volunteers for “Ready Set Design!” The program was set up to interest more girls in engineering careers. Between 50 and 80 girls from middle schools in Baltimore city and neighboring communities are expected to attend.