Students

Summer 2020

A New Card Shark Emerges

Second-year student Amber Hamelin had a plan for the poker tournament hosted in January by Avi Rubin, a computer science professor and technical director of the JHU Information Security Institute.

Summer 2020

Does ‘X’ Really Cause ‘Y’?

In an age when many stories in the reported news exaggerate claims and use bold language that doesn’t match actual data, a course offered last January over Intersession couldn’t have been timelier.

Winter 2020

Quantifying the Art of Pitching

Brian Linton applied his engineering knowledge and experience as a pitcher to help other athletes improve their performances.

Winter 2020

Designing for Disability

Johns Hopkins engineering students are working with Volunteers for Medical Engineering, a Baltimore-based group that uses volunteer engineers to create individually designed devices for disabled people in need.

Winter 2020

Up, Up in the Air…

A team of Johns Hopkins students launched cameras and other devices more than 16 miles into the Earth’s atmosphere to collect data, then tracked and recovered the payload nearly 50 miles away.

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.