WSE faculty and students launched new research initiatives to meet challenges posed by the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
CBID students created a virtual design challenge to solicit ideas from around the world to fight the novel coronavirus.
On April 17, 248 students pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges that included JHU alumni and industry leaders, as they competed for $36,000 in prizes.
Teaching engineering design during COVID-19 is tricky—but professors are retooling projects to give students hands-on design experiences at home.