Winter 2021

Something to BOAST About At WSE

A new initiative aims to help strengthen high school students’ confidence and skills in algebra.

Data Democratizer At WSE

The map created by Lauren Gardner and her team is used by governments, media, researchers, and the public, and, when it launched in January 2020, quickly became the go-to resource for people the world over.

An Online Master’s in Artificial Intelligence At WSE

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals has launched a fully online master’s degree program in artificial intelligence, one of only a few such programs of its kind in the country.

Making Online Learning More Accessible At WSE

Higher education instructors around the world now have free access to a course that— fittingly enough—teaches them how to create accessible course work for remote learning.

Of Two Minds At WSE

Sharon Gerecht and Franklyn Hall are the recipients of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship, which is awarded to student-mentor pairs and recognize students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields, while also supporting the development of a more inclusive academic scientific ecosystem.

Of Seismic Proportions Impact

Understanding the way that a wave moves through granular materials has vast implications for modern science. A study offers important insights into the way stress wave propagation unfolds.

Earlier Warning for Septic Shock Impact

Sepsis and septic shock are the leading causes of in-hospital deaths. But earlier identification of this deadly condition could soon get easier, thanks to recent findings from a team of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers.

Safer Heart Procedures: Seeing the Light Impact

An imaging technique that uses light and sound could someday replace current methods that require potentially harmful radiation, according to the results of a new study led by Assistant Professor Muyinatu Bell.

3 Questions: Alexis Battle Impact

Alexis Battle, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and her team have developed software that, if paired with expanded sample collection practices, could help identify more causes of genetic disorders.

Formulating Your Chances of Catching COVID-19 Impact

Fluid mechanics experts at the Whiting School of Engineering have developed a formula to answer the question of the moment: What determines someone’s chances of catching COVID-19?

Upstarts: Get a Load of This Impact

Professor Jeff Wang is developing an inexpensive, portable, and user-friendly rapid diagnostic device that can be used for self-testing the viral load of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Upstarts: From Highways to High-Rises Impact

Johns Hopkins Engineers are analyzing four high-performance “advanced” steels, developed for the automotive industry, for their potential use as studs and joists in buildings.

Upstarts: A One-Two Punch for Tumors Impact

Associate Professor Honggang Cui is leading a team in developing a dual chemo-immunotherapy treatment that is designed to create an immune-responsive environment through targeted, sustained release of a cancer immunotherapy drug.

Tech Tools: Live, from JHU… Impact

The Whiting School of Engineering built 34 state-of-the-art remote learning studios to provide faculty and students with the most effective, high-quality remote teaching and learning experiences for live, online course delivery.

‘A Real Adventure’ Features

Flexibility and fortitude are the name of the game as faculty and students adjust to learning in the age of COVID-19.

A Golden Age Features

Find out how Johns Hopkins engineers are collaborating to lay the groundwork for a happier, healthier old age.

At What Price? Features

In his latest book, data scientist Howard Friedman raises some hard questions as he examines the many ways we assign value to human life—making some peoples’ lives worth more than others.

A Human-Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence Students

A new course on human-centered design for artificial intelligence systems teaches students to design, develop, and train an AI system that could benefit someone’s life or help solve a real problem.

Making At-Home Kidney Dialysis Safer Students

Relavo, a company founded by Johns Hopkins undergraduates, has been awarded a $500,000 KidneyX prize to develop a product that reduces the risk of contamination during at-home kidney dialysis treatments.

Banding Together to Help Front-Line Providers Students

Late last spring, Chris Shallal juggled his preparation for final exams with a multicampus effort to create and provide durable, reusable face shields to health care workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A Soft Solution Students

When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of in-person classes last March, Helena Hahn—a fourth-year student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering—was anxious to continue conducting research.

Breathing Easier During COVID-19 Students

Six third-year students at Johns Hopkins are on a mission to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic by designing leak-proof masks that can be used with ordinary CPAP machines to deliver breathing relief to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Mask Mania Alumni

When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the United States, Stephen Farias, PhD ’14, began thinking of ways to help.

Advancing Health Care in Africa Alumni

“Until you have real data to understand what’s going on in health care in Africa, you can’t provide real solutions,” says Adegoke Olubusi MS ’16, co-founder and CEO of the health care technology company Helium Health.

A New Coin of the Realm Alumni

Mark R. Stoudt MS ’92, PhD ’00 is a materials scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a member of the small team responsible for a new alloy expected to be used for the U.S. nickel.

Opening Doors Alumni

“When I started thinking about what really mattered to me, what was important were three things: I want to do what I love, work with people that I love, and help them enjoy and love what they do,” says Linda Cureton MS ’98, post-masters’s certificate ’99. Owning my own company was how I could do that.”

Aerial Artistry My Other Life

Most people scared of heights simply avoid them. Not Sathappan Ramesh.

From the Dean: Winter 2021 From The Dean

While we continue to work through the impacts of COVID-19 on the university—as well as on our lives—a comforting sense of business-as-usual began to take hold as the fall term progressed.