In This Issue

At WSE View All

Three Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Three members of the Whiting School’s faculty were elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a distinction that recognizes and honors  creators of outstanding inventions that have made a difference in society.

Impact View All

How Massive Glaciers Melt

New research promises to enable more accurate ice flow predictions, helping scientists better forecast how melting glaciers will contribute to rising sea levels.

Testing for Bacteria

Johns Hopkins engineers develop a testing method to identify viral infections that could harm bacteria colonies in places like the Chesapeake Bay.

Students View All

An Energy for Change

Willa Grinsfelder ’21 is helping like-minded students prepare for careers in the renewable energy industry through the student-run Hopkins Student Wind Energy Team, which she co-founded last year.

Increasing Access to IVF

Micajah McGarity, MSE ’12, is focused on creating optimization models to make fertility services more widely accessible.

TikTok Tutoring—and More

On TikTok, Ben Straus ’21 shares his expertise to help middle school, high school, and college students around the world learn more about engineering.

Alumni View All

UNICEF: In Good Hands

Ann Thomas, MS ’02, has spent the last 20 years promoting hand-washing with soap and other sanitation practices in developing countries.

The Data Behind Your Burrito

As lead data scientist at Chipotle, Mash Syed, MS ’15, offers in-depth data analysis to the company’s executives to help them make informed business decisions—expertise that took on new value with the onslaught of COVID-19.

Redefining Down Syndrome

After earning his degree in electrical engineering, Nik Nikic ’84 applied those lessons to a rewarding career. But perhaps their most spectacular application has been his work with his son, Chris, who last Nov. 7 became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon.

My Other Life View All

When Life Gives You Lemons

Alex Bishop, an associate staff engineer in the Whiting School’s Energetics Research Group, is part of a team that competes in 24 Hours of Lemons, a road race held twice a year at the High Plains Raceway outside of Denver.

From The Dean

From the Dean: Summer 2021

While the impact of COVID-19 is not fully known and even as society continues to address ongoing challenges, I am thrilled to share with you that we’re planning for a staged return of activity on the Homewood campus this fall.