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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Baltimore Sun reported that a group of Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students have developed what they hope will become a third option: a non-invasive device Parkinson’s patients could use at home to treat their symptoms.
Smithsonian Magazine online reported on a prototype headband device that biomedical engineering students designed to treat Parkinson’s disease at home.