In This Issue

At WSE View All

Kudos

Recent awards and accomplishments of Johns Hopkins Engineering faculty.

Innovation, With Unlimited Caffeine

Just a few blocks from tree-lined Homewood campus, in Baltimore’s trendy Remington neighborhood, Johns Hopkins University has opened FastForward R. House, its second major innovation space in six months.

Expanding STEM in Baltimore Schools

In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Public Schools has adopted a program to strengthen STEM instruction in the district’s elementary schools.

Impact View All

Upstarts: For Heartburn…And More

Patients with chronic acid reflux and other esophageal issues run an increased risk
of cancer. But biopsies are cumbersome, with dozens of slices that are frequently inconclusive.

Upstarts: A Better Blood Test?

Johns Hopkins researchers are working to develop sensors that will eventually “see” what’s in blood samples in a similar way to how the human brain detects patterns.

Students View All

To Rent—Or Not to Rent?

For all its good intentions, the federal government’s housing choice voucher program is not helping America’s poor as intended, says PhD student Philip Garboden.

A Speedy Route to Reliability

Erratic video-streaming on the internet is annoying. For some applications, however, the wait can cost businesses money or even be downright dangerous.

Stepping into the Spotlight

Cori Grainger ’20 chases her dreams in an emotional documentary about the Lethal Ladies, a step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Alumni View All

Drones for Healing

In October 2016, drones started scattering across rural Rwanda. They launched throughout the week, as many as 50 flights a day, traveling miles from their base to locations deep in the countryside to drop vital supplies to clinics that couldn’t obtain them by other means.

Heading up LMI

David Zolet, MS ’87, has been named president and CEO of LMI, a management consulting firm in Tysons, Virginia.

Desktop 3-D Printers Go Metal

Being able to produce usable prototypes with the strength and temperature tolerance of metal would allow developers to speed up the iterative cycle of design, says Jonah Myerberg, MS ’03.

Back Talk View All

From The Dean

From the Dean

Finding workable solutions to the complex global challenges we face, from climate change and rising health care costs to our cities’ crumbling infrastructure, requires bringing to bear the collective expertise and points of view of engineers, lawyers, policymakers, ethicists, artists, economists, diplomats, and many others.