Summer 2017

Defining the ‘Gold Standard’

A team of Johns Hopkins computational scientists and cancer experts devised its own bioinformatics software to evaluate how well current strategies identify cancer-promoting mutations and distinguish them from benign mutations in cancer cells.

Summer 2017

Think Quick!

Since her freshman year, Megumi Chen ’17, has crammed her schedule with engineering, math, and science classes. This semester, though, the applied mathematics and statistics major decided to add something unexpected: an improvisation class.

Summer 2017

Being All You Can Be

Sean Young ’17 speaks of his experiences in the Blue Jay Battalion of Johns Hopkins’ Army ROTC, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year.

Winter 2017

Hands-Free Gaming

Six years ago, Gyorgy Levay overcame a devastating meningitis infection that robbed him of most of his left arm, as well as his right hand. So he and two fellow graduate students helped design a new hands-free control system.

Winter 2017

Left Brain Right Brain

Two Whiting School students, both pianists, were among three winners of last spring’s Hopkins Symphony Orchestra concerto competition.

Winter 2017

A Boon on the Battlefield?

An undergraduate team has designed a low-cost, low-tech device that may boost the success rate when combat medics need to create an artificial airway and pump air into the lungs.

Winter 2017

Tackling Trash

Two Johns Hopkins doctoral students decided to take on a persistent problem facing Baltimore after finding inspiration in an unlikely source: “Mr. Trash Wheel.”

Winter 2017

Oh, the Places They Go!

Prateek Gowda has some advice for anyone tutoring an 8-year-old: Don’t underestimate the power of math games, Dr. Seuss books, and the occasional bag of spicy sweet chili Doritos chips.

Summer 2016

Modeling Truss Designs of Yesteryear

Claudio Malicdem was born more than a century too late to work on constructing any of the approximately 10,000 covered wooden truss bridges that spanned waterways in America from the mid-1800s to the early 21st century. Yet over the last year, he has spent close to 500 hours working to replicate four of the most famous wooden truss bridge styles in miniature.