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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.

 

JHU, Morgan State University Establish New Educational Partnership

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.

May 2, 2014 Tags: engineering student internships, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, JHU-Morgan Extreme Science Internships, Johns Hopkins Engineering, Morgan State University
Category: Engineering, Homewood Campus News, Institutional News, Student-Related News, Technology

Five Johns Hopkins Engineering Doctoral Students Named 2013 Siebel Scholars

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.

September 18, 2012 Tags: biomedical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, electrical and computer engineering, Johns Hopkins Engineering, Siebel Scholars
Category: Engineering, Medicine and Nursing, Student-Related News, Technology

MEDIA ADVISORY: Putting Pasta to the Test — High Schoolers to Compete in Spaghetti Bridge Contest at Johns Hopkins

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.

July 27, 2011 Tags: engineering education, Johns Hopkins Engineering, spaghetti bridge, Whiting School of Engineering
Category: Education/K-12, Engineering, Homewood Campus News, Technology

Students’ Device Could Improve Collection of Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood

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.

June 20, 2011 Tags: biomedical engineering, blood bank, cord blood, Johns Hopkins Engineering, leukemia, lymphona, myeoloma, stem cells
Category: Engineering, Medicine and Nursing, Student-Related News, Technology

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Announces New Concentration in Human Systems Engineering

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.

June 15, 2011 Tags: Engineering for Professionals, human systems engineering, Johns Hopkins Engineering, systems engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Category: Engineering, Technology, Uncategorized

Media Advisory: Maryland’s Top Middle School ‘Mathletes’ to Compete Saturday in Contest at Johns Hopkins

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.

March 17, 2011 Tags: Center for Educational Outreach, Johns Hopkins Engineering, Maryland middle schools, MATHCOUNTS, middle school math competition
Category: Education/K-12, Engineering, Homewood Campus News

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Appoints New Program Chairs

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.

January 18, 2011 Tags: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering education, Johns Hopkins Engineering, mechanical engineering, part-time engineering classes
Category: Engineering, Institutional News, Medicine and Nursing, Natural Sciences, Technology

Media Advisory: Baltimore City Schools Students to Compete Saturday in Robotics Contest at Johns Hopkins

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.

December 9, 2010 Tags: Baltimore City Public Schools, engineering education, Johns Hopkins Engineering, Robotics, Vex Robotics Competition
Category: Education/K-12, Engineering, Homewood Campus News, Technology

MEDIA ADVISORY: Baltimore Area Middle School Girls to Get Introduction to Engineering

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.

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