Summer 2009

New Professorships Reward World-Class Faculty Alumni & Leadership

Ben Hobbes is named the inaugural Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professor in Environmental Management and Peter Searson the inaugural Lynn C. Reynolds Professor.

Providing Solutions for At-Risk Pregnancies Alumni & Leadership

Britni Crocker ’09 dreams of the difference her research may one day make-and thanks to the support of WSE alumni, that day may come sooner than she ever could have imagined.

Investment in the Future Alumni & Leadership

Since graduating from the Whiting School in 1980 with a degree in mathematical sciences, Marshal Salant has offered not only his resources but his time and considerable expertise across the Homewood campus.

Alumni Awards Alumni & Leadership

Johns Hopkins University recognizes oustanding members of the alumni community–including three graduates of the School of Engineering.

In Memoriam: Paul Cox Alumni & Leadership

Andrew Paul Cox Jr., of Glen Allen, Va., died Monday, April 13, 2009, after a brief illness.

From Our Readers Research & Development

Alumni respond to the Winter ’09 issue of Johns Hopkins Engineering magazine.

Modeling Better Glaucoma Treatment Research & Development

RESEARCH: Vicky Nguyen’s research in the mechanics of eye pressure may lead to better testing procedures and new therapies for glaucoma.

A Forward-Thinking Career Research & Development

ALUMNI MAKING NEWS: Percy A. Pierre, PhD ’67 has been a White House fellow, assistant secretary of the Army, engineering college dean, and university president. In 2008, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

An Organic Approach to Semiconductors Research & Development

RESEARCH: Professor Howard Katz and his team aim to produce plastic semiconductors that transport electrons—which could vastly expand the scope of energy-conversion and storage devices.

Engineering at Full Throttle Research & Development

ALUMNI MAKING NEWS: From NASCAR to NASA, Stephen Lee ’99 is on the fast track.

Lean and Green Research & Development

Hopkins engineering students are emerging as leaders in campus-wide sustainability initiatives.

Kudos Research & Development

Awards and promotions for Whiting School faculty.

A Tuition Break for Alumni and Students Research & Development

Beginning this fall, Hopkins undergraduates and alumni pursuing full-time master’s degrees in engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering will receive a 50 percent tuition grant. Under the new Dean’s Fellowship program, the tuition break is available to any alum who earned his/her undergraduate degree on the Homewood campus and is accepted into a full-time…

Modern Prospectors Features

In a quest similar to that of the ’49ers of times past, today’s researchers are mining immense mounds of data to find that elusive nugget of gold.

Getting to Know You Features

The 4,490 students who applied to the Whiting School last year were asked to complete a personal essay. The goal? “To help us to become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data.” We bring you a sampling of four essays from students who will join the Class of 2013.

A Glimpse Into the Future of Medicine Features

Inside the Whiting School’s new mock operating room, engineers, surgeons, and computer scientists are pushing the limits of surgical robotics to find safer, more effective surgical treatments for patients.

From the Dean From The Dean

On May 31, 2009, Nereus, a hybrid, remotely operated submarine dove 10,902 meters into the Mariana Trench and gathered images and samples from one of the world’s last remaining frontiers. The dive made Nereus the world’s deepest-diving vehicle and marked the start of a new era in deep-sea exploration. Back in Baltimore, the Whiting School…