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ECE students help local business make N-95 style filters around the clock

May 18, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Hub.  When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the United States, Johns Hopkins alum Stephen Farias began thinking of ways to help. As director of engineering at DiPole Materials, an electrospinning company in the Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown, his mind immediately jumped to the company’s Elmarco machine, which creates […]

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ECE Q&A: Joey Kern sees similarities between ECE and basketball

March 5, 2020

The Johns Hopkins men’s basketball team is currently in the midst of an exciting season. According to’s voting panel, the Blue Jays, who have amassed a 24-3 record, are the sixth ranked team in the country. Last weekend, Johns Hopkins beat Swarthmore College,’s top ranked team in the country, 73-71 on the final […]

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ECE GSA volunteers time with local middle school students

February 25, 2020

This past Friday, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association celebrated National Engineers Week by spending some time with middle school students at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School. Two separate groups of ECE GSA students – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – made the quick walk from the Homewood […]

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Valerie Rennoll receives IEEE DEIS fellowship

January 6, 2020

Two years ago, Valerie Rennoll applied for a fellowship through IEEE’s Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS), but was rejected. Rennoll, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is a member of professor Jim West’s lab, planned to apply for the fellowship again once she had more experience, which she […]

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Design of Biomedical Instruments and Systems course gives students the entrepreneurial experience to succeed outside of classroom

December 30, 2019

The room has a long conference table, with a panel of three local Baltimore-based investors sitting at one end, a projector and screen in front of them. Occupying the table’s other seats are representatives from startup companies that have prepared 10-minute pitches for the investors, hoping to receive good news about their products. The scene […]

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Attending national SHPE convention an eye-opening experience for Elizabeth Aguirre

December 13, 2019

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) hosts an annual convention for undergraduates that is the country’s largest gathering of Hispanic STEM students and professionals. The goal of the convention is to offer a unique opportunity to engage, support, educate and advance the careers of Hispanic students and professionals. The convention, which was held in […]

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LINDT Update: Team Sepsis Detection reaches milestone two, and the Electric Jays enjoy their first field test

November 21, 2019

Team Sepsis Detection, a group formed within associate research professor Charbel Rizk‘s Learning Innovation Design Team (LINDT) class, just completed its second milestone. The photo below shows the group demonstrating the various methods of collecting the vital signs on Dr. Jim Fackler, a collaborator and also the project sponsor. Once the group gets IRB approval, […]

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Lidan Wang receives the National Institute of Standards and Technology Professional Research Experience Program Fellowship

August 23, 2019

Lidan Wang, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has recently received the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) Fellowship. The goal of the Hopkins NIST PREP Consortium (HNPC) is to contribute to the innovation and competitiveness of the future workforce by giving students the […]

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