Two new partnerships—one with China’s Tsinghua University and the other with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education—are expanding the School of Engineering’s global reach.
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A new space devoted to turning the seeds of students’ creative ideas into reality opened this fall in Remington, a stone’s throw from the Homewood campus.
“The goal is to create a robust, industrial-strength national storage substrate that can impact 80 percent of the NSF research community,” says Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alexander Szalay.
A robot travels through a tunnel buried deep underground. Using its camera, it searches every nook and cranny in the dark passageway for potential hazards, mapping its path as it goes. It relays this information to its operators in real time. “Nothing like this really exists in current fielded systems for military, law enforcement, or the harsh environments of space,” says Hopkins engineer William Bagley.
Denis Wirtz, vice provost for research, says unifying the field of cell mechanics around a common set of approaches will make it more valuable to the larger cancer research community.
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“A soldier’s job is hard enough,” Beatriz Medeiros, a third-year materials science and engineering student, says. “By improving their armor, we’re hoping to make their jobs a little bit easier.”
“Building a satellite is very specific work, and there’s no instruction booklet,” says APL’s J. Felipe Ruiz. “EP has given me all the tools I need to build my solution from scratch.”
Ryan Cotterell, who was named Johns Hopkins’ first Facebook Fellow last spring, is using the fellowship to explore questions about developing more equitable artificial intelligence.
Percy Pierre is a key architect of the nation’s minority engineering effort.
“I have no idea what my career will look like in 20 years, and that’s by design. I’ve never planned where I’ve ended up,” says Phyllis Schneck.
“We call it digital pathology now, but this is shifting to the standard of care. Eventually, this will just be called pathology, and our company will be leading the way,” says David West.
The impact of the Muslim travel ban is far-reaching, writes Johns Hopkins civil engineer Sauleh Siddiqui.
At its core, the Whiting School of Engineering comprises partnerships that extend within and far beyond the boundaries of our campus. Through these partnerships, we advance discovery, create knowledge, and have an impact on the world.