Against a dismal backdrop, our experts champion fresh ideas for making STEM–science, technology, engineering, and mathematics–a national priority. The country’s future depends on it.
In her research on the structural damage wrought by earthquakes and hurricanes, assistant professor Judith Mitrani-Reiser thinks broadly.
Last spring’s massive oil spill off the Gulf Coast left responders scrambling to deal with the aftermath. What lessons did we learn? Three Hopkins engineers offer their expertise from the field.
On the afternoon of September 15, alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff gathered on the Decker Quad to celebrate the naming of Hackerman Hall, the Whiting School of Engineering’s newest research facility, and to thank Willard ’38 and Lillian Hackerman for their decades of support for the school and Johns Hopkins.
If you’ve ever used Google Translate, you know that you can instantly get a surprisingly serviceable translation between major languages such as English, Spanish, and French. That’s because the search engine giant has billions of dollars and a huge corpus of words to draw upon. But for languages with fewer speakers—or merely less available written…
ALUMNI MAKING NEWS: Peter McPhee, MS ’07 is helping provide impoverished populations, including thousands of displaced Haitians, with renewable energy products that improve safety and quality of life.
Using Legos, control science, and earthquake simulation, three Whiting School faculty receive the NSF’s prestigious CAREER award–honoring young researchers who show great promise.
RESEARCH: A brain imaging technique developed by Hopkins engineers has revealed subtle but important differences in the brains of autistic children.
RESEARCH: The “cocktail party effect” is the subject of a new 5-year NSF-funded research effort led by Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Mounya Elhilali.
Updates on new research initiatives at the Whiting School.
Engineering terms in the news.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Alumni shares stories about using everything from slide rules to super-fast computers.
Generations of students, colleagues, family and friends remember Reds Wolman.
ALUMNI MAKING NEWS: Erin Fitzgerald MSE ’04, PhD ’09 was tapped by Mattel through the National Academy of Engineering to consult on Barbie’s first-ever foray into computer engineering.
RESULTS: Student teams from the School of Engineering have tested their engineering mettle in a variety of milieus over the past months.
ALUMNI MAKING NEWS: Sapna Rohra ’07 teaches Bollywood classes, works as a choreographer and dancer.
INTERVIEW: Jim Aumiller, the Whiting School’s associate dean for finance and administration, discusses how key decisions have put Whiting on a path to fiscal success.
IN MEMORIAM: M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, an internationally respected expert in river science, water resource management, and environmental education, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins for more than half a century, died at his home in Baltimore on Feb. 24, 2010.
IN MEMORIAM: Alan J. Goldman, a faculty member in the Whiting School’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, died on February 13, 2010.
DEDICATION: The Whiting School’s newest research incubator, Hackerman Hall, was dedicated on September 15, 2010.
IN MEMORIAM: Fred Jelinek, director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing and a pioneer in computer research, died suddenly on September 14, 2010.
ALUMNI PROFILE: John Helwig ’04 volunteers with the Society of Engineering Alumni’s (SEA) Mentoring Program.
STUDENT PROFILE: Brian Shell ’12 achieves his dream of studying at Johns Hopkins, thanks to the engineering school’s most coveted merit-based scholarship.
Allan Bjerkaas, the Whiting School of Engineering’s associate dean for Engineering for Professionals (EP), retired this fall after 36 years of service.
Dexter G. Smith is named associate dean for Engineering for Professionals (EP).
Raimond L. Winslow was named the inaugural Raj and Neera Singh Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Edward J. Bouwer, professor and chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, is installed as the Abel Wolman Professor in Environmental Engineering
Several alumni are honored for their service and commitment to the Whiting School.