Summer 2017

“I’m here today because even though I am a U.S. citizen, I could have easily been walking through that door.”

1/29/17, Chronicle of Higher Education

Sauleh Siddiqui, assistant professor of civil engineering, on his participation in a protest at Dulles International Airport in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Siddiqui came to the U.S. from Pakistan in 2003 and became a citizen two weeks before the 2016 election.


“I don’t think people realized it would be so easy to do genomics on astronauts in space.”

1/28/17, PBS NewsHour

Andrew Feinberg, KSAS ’73, MD ’76, MPH ’81, inaugural Daniel Coit Gilman Scholar and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in epigenetics, on research that compares the changes in twin brothers’ gene expression after one stayed on Earth and the other spent a year on the International Space Station.


“You don’t get out a screwdriver to adjust your feet usually when you adjust your shoes.”

1/25/17, KSAT San Antonio

Nathan Scott, associate teaching professor of mechanical engineering, on his students’ design of a prosthetic foot, dubbed “the prominence,” which makes wearing high heels possible. It allows women to adjust their prosthesis to the shoe they are wearing without any special tools.


“Just like how galaxies cluster in the universe, houses also cluster in the city.”


Tamás Budavári, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, working with Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative on a project using modeling tools pioneered in astrophysics to predict areas of urban decay in Baltimore.