NATO colonel in uniform speaks with a group of Hopkins undergraduate students in a small classroom.
NATO's Colonel Sohrab Dalal discusses some of the challenges NATO faces on and off the battlefield to a group of JHU's Clark Scholars.

In the course Clark Scholars Design Challenge led by Larry Aronhime, a group of undergraduate engineering students developed the idea for a wearable device that allows combat medics to more quickly and effectively triage wounded soldiers. CNN spoke with former Clark Scholar and current master’s student David Calvo (’24 CS) about the device, which was developed by engineers at the Czech Technical University and is now being used in combat situations.

In the video, Calvo explains that the biggest challenge the students faced was developing a device that would not emit electromagnetic radiation, or in other words, a device that would alert NATO to an injured soldier’s location without alerting enemy combatants.

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CLE’s partnership with NATO began in the fall of 2019, when Johns Hopkins University became NATO’s first university partner.

The A. James Clark Scholars program was established in 2016 through a $15 million investment in the Whiting School of Engineering from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. The program is designed for students interested in engineering, leadership, and community service.