Students

Spring 2019

Geese, Be Gone!

If you see a robot patrolling the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory campus, looking for wild geese and scaring them off, you’ll know that Bijan Varjavand has succeeded.

Spring 2019

Getting Their Hands Dirty

Many mechanical engineering students enter college with little or no prior experience working on engines. Stephen Belkoff aims to fix that—with help from a pair of antique Ford N-series tractors.

Spring 2019

Pain-Free Course Registration

Semester.ly ranks among the most impressive student-driven successes at Johns Hopkins in recent decades. The innovative course scheduling platform has taken root at Johns Hopkins and at other universities in North America.

Spring 2019

Power Tower

The annual Tower of Power contest challenges teams of undergraduates, graduate students, staff members, alumni, and area middle school students to engineer the tallest possible towers from uncooked pasta and marshmallows.

Winter 2019

Keeping His Cool

“Building a satellite is very specific work, and there’s no instruction booklet,” says APL’s J. Felipe Ruiz. “EP has given me all the tools I need to build my solution from scratch.”

Winter 2019

Summer in Belgium

Last summer, Rayyan Gorashi ’19 had a bucket list-worthy few months, hiking the French Alps, cheering on the Belgium national team in the FIFA World Cup, and problem-solving unanticipated setbacks as a research intern at imec.

Winter 2019

Removing Bias in Artificial Intelligence

Ryan Cotterell, who was named Johns Hopkins’ first Facebook Fellow last spring, is using the fellowship to explore questions about developing more equitable artificial intelligence.

Winter 2019

Building Better Vehicle Armor

“A soldier’s job is hard enough,” Beatriz Medeiros, a third-year materials science and engineering student, says. “By improving their armor, we’re hoping to make their jobs a little bit easier.”