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NPR: Teaching students to use their noodles

July 30, 2015

NPR reported on Engineering Innovation‘s  “spaghetti bridge competition,” a contest that wraps up the rigorous, monthlong summer engineering program for gifted high school students that takes place on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus and at other sites around the country. Listen to the story here.

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Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software

July 29, 2015

A summer research internship for undergraduates is not only helping them learn to build new lifesaving drug molecules and create new biofuels—it’s also testing the concept of a virtual research community. The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology—with the help of a $200,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation—has launched a first-of-its-kind training program in […]

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Aspiring engineers learn to use their noodles at Johns Hopkins summer program

July 28, 2015

What’s the secret to building a spaghetti bridge that supports the weight of an official Olympic metal barbell? Maybe it’s finding the perfect combination of cylindrical noodles, woven tightly together with epoxy or resin. Sometimes, says competitor Sherrie Shen, it’s the simplest load-bearing bridges that take home the win. At the 10th annual Spaghetti Bridge […]

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Washington Post: High schoolers use their noodles at engineering summer program

July 27, 2015

The Washington Post reported on the “spaghetti bridge” competition that was the culmination of this year’s Engineering Innovation summer program at Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery County campus. Hopkins EI programs are held at various sites throughout the country — including on the Homewood campus — during the summer months to introduce talented high school students to college-level engineering.

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Johns Hopkins to train new cybersecurity experts with help of $2.2M grant

July 20, 2015

At a time when cybersecurity attacks are more frequent and damaging, the National Science Foundation has awarded $2.2 million to the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute to support a graduate-level degree program that teaches students how to recognize and protect against digital threats. The grant will be allocated over five years as part of […]

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