Responding to COVID-19 Summer 2020

Tracking the Coronavirus

In the weeks after the coronavirus was first reported, Lauren Gardner, along with her first-year graduate student, Ensheng Dong, launched an interactive, Web-based dashboard to track the outbreak as it unfolded.

Institution-Wide Effort to Address Ventilator Shortage

In response to a pressing need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory hosted an online design workshop to coordinate university-wide efforts to address the issue. The two projects the group selected to support were spearheaded by WSE teams.

Using Social Media to Track Social Distancing

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, a team led by WSE computer scientist Mark Dredze found a profound impact on the movement of Americans—indicating social distancing recommendations were  having an effect.

Thinking Fast in a Time of Crisis

CBID students created a virtual design challenge to solicit ideas from around the world to fight the novel coronavirus.

Home Is Where the Design Is

Teaching engineering design during COVID-19 is tricky—but professors are retooling projects to give students hands-on design experiences at home.