Students

Summer 2021

TikTok Tutoring—and More

On TikTok, Ben Straus ’21 shares his expertise to help middle school, high school, and college students around the world learn more about engineering.

Summer 2021

Starting Young with Artificial Intelligence

In June 2019, Nathan Wang presented a bill he had drafted on K-12 AI education to his congressman. The bill, which became law on Jan. 3, 2021, includes the AI Education Act, which directs the National Science Foundation to offer grants and other support to develop AI-related curriculum and programs for K-12 students to gain AI skills, experience, and a deeper understanding of the field’s ethics and social implications.

Summer 2021

An Energy for Change

Willa Grinsfelder ’21 is helping like-minded students prepare for careers in the renewable energy industry through the student-run Hopkins Student Wind Energy Team, which she co-founded last year.

Summer 2021

Increasing Access to IVF

Micajah McGarity, MSE ’12, is focused on creating optimization models to make fertility services more widely accessible.

Summer 2021

Lawn Care Made Safer

For those living with blindness, mowing the lawn can be a dangerous challenge. A team of mechanical engineering students is designing adaptive technology to allow blind individuals to carry out this task more safely.

Winter 2021

A Human-Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence

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.

Winter 2021

Making At-Home Kidney Dialysis Safer

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.

Winter 2021

Banding Together to Help Front-Line Providers

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.

Winter 2021

A Soft Solution

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.